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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Sep 12, 2018

We all struggle with indwelling sin. It comes with being human. Even those of us who have placed our faith in Christ, still find ourselves battling the persistent presence of our own sin natures. And David was no different. In 2 Samuel 3:6-21, we see this man after God’s own heart making some rather ungodly decisions, because his thinking was clouded by sin. We have already seen that David could be impulsive. And, in his effort to unify the kingdom and establish his reign over all Israel, David made some unwise decisions that would come back to haunt him. He allowed himself to forget that his reign as the king of Israel was God’s will and, therefore, up to God to bring about. God didn’t need David’s help. But as David sensed the opportunity to help speed up the unification of the nation, he grabbed for it. He allowed himself to be swayed by the flattering words of Abner. But rather than make his life easier and establish his kingdom quicker, it was going to produce even greater problems.