2 Samuel 3-5

Chapter 3
Abner decides to change his support from Ish-Bosheth to David.  David welcomes it, but Joab kills Abner without David's knowledge.  David protests this, mourns Abner, and indirectly calls Joab wicked.

Chapter 4
Two of Ish-Bosheth's captains assassinate him and bring his head to David, thinking he will reward them.  But he kills them, for they have done a wicked thing.

Chapter 5
All Israel makes David king.  He conquers Jerusalem, and fortifies it as his own home.
The king of Tyre sends David gifts of building materials.  David is firmly established and powerful as king.  He defeats the Philistines.

How this is about Jesus
He has unscrupulous and violent followers, too, who will be judged.
One day every knee will bow to Him, and even Gentile kings will support him.

Chapter 3 - Leaders are often plagued by key advisors or supporters who are as strong as they but unscrupulous, manipulative or severe.
Chapter 4 - Don't let the reality of politics lead you to do wicked things.
Chapter 5 - Vindication may be long in coming for you, like it was for David.  But by faithfulness and hard work, the Lord will provide it, either in this life or the next.

"These men, the sons of Zeruiah, are more severe than I. The Lord repay the evildoer according to his wickedness!” - 2 Samuel 3:39

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