Family Resources for Bishop's Year of the Bible: Week 45

Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021
2 Samuel 5: 1-5
“Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh.  For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in.  The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.”  So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.  David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.  At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months; and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.”  (2 Samuel 5: 1-5)

  • What did you hear?
  • What did the elders do?
  • They made a covenant with David.
  • They anointed him king of Israel
  • What does it mean that they anointed David king?
  • They literally poured oil on David’s head as an act of designating him for a particular role.  (priests, kings)
  • Were the elders the first to anoint David king?
  • no, Samuel was at the Lord’s direction.

Mon, October 4th, 2021
2 Samuel 6: 1-2, 12-15
“David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.  David and all the people with him set out and went from Baalejudah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubin.”  “It was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obededom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and fatling.  David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod.  So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of trumpet.”    (2 Samuel 6: 1-2, 12-15)

  • What did you hear?
  • What did it say that David did when he brought the Ark of God into the City of David (Jerusalem)?
  • He rejoiced!
  • He sacrificed and danced (“with all his might”) for the Lord.  
  • Why do you think king David was celebrating?
  • Because the Lord was going to dwell in Jerusalem with them.
  • Do we ever celebrate like that?  Why?
  • Would you celebrate if the Lord was coming here to live?

Tues, Oct 5th, 2021
2 Samuel 7: 18
“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” (2 Samuel 7: 18)

  • What are you hearing?
  • What is King David doing?
  • praying to God
  • Where do you imagine he is?
  • In front of the Ark of God
  • Is there someplace that we can pray like King David?
  • At church in front of the tabernacle.
  • During adoration in front of Jesus in the monstrance

Wed, Oct 6th, 2021
2 Samuel 8: 6-8
“The Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.  David took the gold shields that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.  From Betah and from Berothai, towns of Hadadezer, King David took a great amount of bronze.” (2 Samuel 8: 6-8)

  • What did you hear?
  • What does it mean to have victory?
  • King David and his army won many battles.
  • Who gave the victories to King David?

Thur, Oct 7th, 2021
2 Samuel 9: 1
“David asked, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”  (2 Samuel 9:1)

  • What did you hear?
  • I wonder why King David still honors King Saul?
  • Because he was anointed by God.
  • Who do you think Jonathan was?
  • King Saul’s son whom King David was very close to.
  • I wonder if there was anyone left for King David to show kindness to?
  • Yes!  Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan.

Fri, Oct 8th, 2021
2 Samuel 10: 1-2
“Some time afterward, the king of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun succeeded him.  David said, “I will deal loyally with Hanun, son of Nahash, just as his father dealt loyally with me.”  So David sent envoys to console him concerning his father.”  (2 Samuel 10: 1-2)

  • What did you hear?
  • What does it mean that King Nahash dealt “loyally” with King David?
  • faithfully, trustworthy, devoted
  • What does it mean to “console” someone?
  • comfort, support, feel their sadness with them
  • In what ways can we console others?

Sat, Oct 9th, 2021
2 Samuel 12: 24b-25
“and she [Bathsheba] bore him a son, and he named him Solomon.  The Lord loved him, and sent a message by the prophet Nathan; so he named him Jedidiah, because of the Lord.”  (2 Samuel 12: 24b-25)

  • Did you know that names can be very important in the Bible?
  • Names are very important and mean something.  
  • So David and Bathsheba named their son Solomon, but also gave him the name Jedidiah after they received a message from the Lord through the prophet Nathan.  
  • I wonder what Jedidiah means?
  • “Beloved of the Lord”
  • What does your name mean?  Do you know?
  • If not, you can Google your name for it’s meaning.