Illustrated Message 1/19/2023

2 Samuel 5_2

2 Samuel 5:2

Were leading Israel in and out Referring to David’s leadership in battle (compare 1 Samuel 18:5, 13, 16; 19:8).

Shall be the shepherd of (See 1 Samuel 9:3). The literary motif of a bad shepherd is used for Saul throughout 1 Samuel. Not only is he inept at leading animals, but he also is incompetent when leading people. Rather than being a godly ruler, Saul reflects the leaders of other nations and does not follow God’s law. In contrast, the narrative upholds David as the ultimate shepherd.

The leader The Hebrew word used here is nagid, which can also be translated “ruler.”

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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