Sermon Audio: David Mourns Abner
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 3:22-39
Size: 16.2 MB
The Life of David
David Mourns Abner
II Samuel 3:22-39
David was seeking to establish God’s kingdom of peace on earth.
The fact is that Jesus Christ is perfect, and we are not.
I. God’s King Is Peaceful (II Samuel 3:22-23)
Instead of conflict there was now peace, as David received Abner into his fellowship.
II. God’s King Is Innocent (II Samuel 3:24-30,37)
Nevertheless, Joab, unknown to David, sent messengers after Abner and summoned him back to Hebron.
David was innocent of all wrongdoing.
III. God’s King Is Good (II Samuel 3:31-36)
David pointed his people–and us–to the true king, King Jesus. Jesus is good. He is always good.
IV. God’s King Is Gracious (II Samuel 3:38)
King David was showing himself to be a gracious king to those who came to him seeking reconciliation.
V. God’s King Is Gentle (II Samuel 3:39)
David was gentle toward Joab and Abishai. It takes great strength to be gentle.