Some people who did not know David

Old Testament: 2Sa 5.6–7

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Samuel 4–6 on April 22, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

Initially, David reigned as king over Israel from the city of Hebron, but the Lord wanted Jerusalem as the capital. Therefore, David sought to take the city, but notice what the inhabitants said: 

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, “You shall not come in here; but the blind and the lame will repel you,” thinking, “David cannot come in here.” Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David).

– 2 Samuel 5.6–7 

They thought David was so weak that the blind and lame among the Jebusites could repel David and his men. They either did not know David very well or they were trying to frighten him, because David had won every battle that he had engaged in, and the Jebusites would have known it. The Jebusites found out the hard way that David could go into Jerusalem. 

Questions: 

  • What are some of the other names for Jerusalem? 
  • How many wars have been fought at Jerusalem? 

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