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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

Newest! The Lord Your Healer

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

First step of discipleship
revive devotions
Advanced Discipleship

The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


1 & 2 Samuel

1 and 2 Samuel

Video Podcast

2 Samuel 23-24

Paul J. Bucknell

Handling Success and Failure

2 Samuel 23-24 Success and Failure
2 Samuel 23:1-7 | 23:8- 39 | 2 Samuel 23 Bible Study
2 Samuel 24:1-9 | 24:10-15 | 24:16-25 | 2 Samuel 24 Bible Study
Audio Podcast


This video podcast on 2 Samuel 23-24, Handling Success and Failure, shows the importance of seeking success and avoiding failure. At the end of David's life, these two chapters highlight the nature of true success and give us great incentive to keep from temptation which leads to failure. Deep insight into how the disastrous census fit into God's overal redemption plan are also included.

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Read the study the study as you follow this practical exposition on 2 Samuel 23-24! Below is the outline.

David’s Great Success (2 Samuel 23:1-25)

Did you ever feel successful?

(1) David’s acclaim (2 Samuel 23:1)

(2) David’s words of hope (2 Samuel 23:2-7)

David’s Great Failure (2 Samuel 24:1-25)

Did youever fail God and others? How did you handle it? How would you handle it if it occurred?

(1) Taking a Census (2 Samuel 24:1-9)

(2) The Fear of God ( 2 Samuel 24:10-15)

(3) God’s Mercy (2 Samuel 24:16-25)


Summary of 1 & 2 Samuel

Israel has matured since the beginning of 1 Samuel. The people rejected the Lord as king and wanted their own king. Saul and David were not real solutions, however! God was so patient with His people.

David did not qualify to be that great King to lead the people. His decisions brought death. David’s little altar abated this one swing of God’s scythe of wrath, but would it be sufficient to hold back God’s mighty wrath toward the nations? Indeed not. They hoped for a Savior in the Messiah.

Reflection: Share one warning and encouragement you gained from your study of Samuel


Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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