Israel's History

Lessons from the Life of David

The Fiery Trial of a Submissive Soul

2 Samuel 15:1-37

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the rebellion of David's son, Absalom.

David Learning Galatians 6:7: 2

2 Samuel 16:1-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the recompense of King David as the result of his sin.

Divine Action in the Minds of Men

2 Samuel 17:1-29

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson uses the account of civil war in David's kingdom as a vivid illustration of God's sovereign use of all people to preserve and enact his will.

Delivering Mercy and Unreasonable Grief

2 Samuel 18:1-33

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the death of Absalom at the end his rebellion against his father, King David.

David Redivivus: Wise and Forgiving

2 Samuel 19:1-39

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses how the soul of King David was affected as the result of God's judgment of his sin. Dr. Johnson explains how David's sorrow over his sin foreshadows that of the Messiah over the world's disobedience.

The Seething General and the Sensible Mayor

2 Samuel 20:1-26

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the fallout of David's disobedience within his kingdom. Applications are drawn for dealing with strife among God's people, the church of Jesus Christ.

David’s Last Prophetic Words

2 Samuel 23:1-7

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the Messianic words of King David and the the future relationship of the kingship of Christ with his covenant people.

The Follies of the Favored

2 Samuel 24:1-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson exposits the sin of King David during the census of Israel as an example of the sin principle with which the saints still struggle.

Mount Moriah and Mount Calvary: Contrasting Mountains of Sacrifice

2 Samuel 24:18-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the significance of the sacrifices King David was ordered by God to make in order to satisfy the judgment of he and Israel's sin.

The Final Days

1 Kings 2:1-11

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his exposition of the life of David with a discussion of the Christ-type king's instructions to his heir concerning his enemies.