by M. Abraham Jung
2 Samuel Lesson 5 (2022)
DAVID CONQUERS JERUSALEM
2 Samuel 5:6-25
Key Verse: 5:
Do you consider yourself mainly a “leader” or a “follower”? Why? What burdens and rewards go along with leadership?
Read verses 6-8. After becoming king of all Israel, what did David do first? (6a) What is the historical significance of David’s conquest of Jerusalem? (Ge. 15:1921; Dt. 7:1; Jdg. 1:8, 21; Heb. 7:1-2) How did David turn the taunt of the Jebusites against them? (8)
Read verses 9-12. What did David do in Jerusalem after he conquered it? (9) Why did David continue to prosper and grow more powerful? (10, 13-16) When the Gentile king Hiram built a palace for him, what did David realize? (11-12) What are the potential pitfalls of success in the believer's life?
Read verses 17-21. How did the Philistines respond to David’s expanded kingship? (17) What did David seek before engaging the Philistines in battle? (18-19) What was the significance of the name given to the place where David defeated the Philistines? (20-21)
Read verses 22-25. How did David behave when the Philistines gathered against him for a second time? (22-23) What was different about the Lord’s response to David’s second inquiry? (23-24) What was the outcome of the second battle?
How can you develop the habit of asking for God’s help instead of taking it for granted?