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The Word This Week
As we have gotten to know David through the story of his reign as king in 2 Samuel, we have seen that a dominant theme is his struggle with the just use of his power. Initially he was a king who used his power to bring about justice, but later he consistently abused that power and became guilty of great injustices. Last week we saw that this led to further injustices perpetrated by his sons to the harm of the nation as well as his family. So it is appropriate that the compilers of this book bring it to a close with two stories from David's reign (2 Samuel 21:1-14; 24:1-25) that highlight the twin principles of justice and mercy we began exploring last Sunday. As we do we will face uncomfortable truths about God's work in the world and be brought face to face with the need for mercy and justice in our time. Pastor Marcus