Sep 11, 2018
As we will see in 2 Samuel 3:1-5, there was conflict between the house of Saul and the house of David. Saul was dead, but Abner had made his son the king. Now, there were two kings over Israel, David and Ish-bosheth. But that wasn’t the only conflict brewing behind the scenes. David was battling his own inner demon, his love affair with the opposite sex. His attraction to women had proved to be an ongoing issue for him, resulting in his marriage to multiple women. And, now that he was king over the tribe of Judah, this predilection for the female sex was going to become a problem for him. David probably thought Ish-bosheth and Abner were the greatest threats to his kingdom, but he would soon find out that his inner passions were just as deadly as any outside threat he might face. David may have been a man after God’s own heart, but he was going to learn that God wanted all his heart.