This Week at Twin Valley:
We know the story of David and Bathsheba. We understand the central place it plays in his life. We are aware of the destruction in his family following the event. This week we will be exploring the context and exploring some of the author’s meaningful story development as it plays out in the Hebrew language. Go beyond the Sunday School story into the world of the Israelite monarchy and see how the author masterfully recounts David’s story here and why he describes it the way he does.
As you study the passage this week, answer the following questions:
– What battles are being fought in 2 Samuel 10? Why are they significant?
– Does it look like David and his men are winning at the end of 2 Samuel 10?
– How is David described in 2 Samuel 11:1?
– How does the author describe Uriah’s character? How can you tell?
– Why does Nathan rebuke David with a parable? Is it significant he approaches David in this way? As the Lord leads, read through 2 Samuel 10-12 this week. Study through the passage using the questions above as a guide. The memory verse that corresponds to Sunday School this week is 2 Samuel 14:17, “And your servant thought, ‘The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,’ for my lord the king is like the angel of God to discern good and evil. The LORD your God be with you!”