Oct 21, 2018
These closing chapters of the book of Second Samuel contain a series of isolated vignettes from David’s life. They are not in any particular chronological order, but are intended to act as events along David’s timeline that summarize his reign. In 2 Samuel 21:15-22, the emphasis is on the war that David waged against the Philistines throughout his lifetime. From the day he had slain Goliath, the Philistine champion, to the last moment of his life, David had been forced to do battle with this perennial enemy of Israel. And as we’ll see, David and his men would face some formidable foes from the Philistine camp. These men were super-sized and larger-than-life. But regardless of their stature, these Philistines would be no match for David and his men, because they had God on their side. The Philistines were great, but God was greater.