David and Abner – 2 Samuel 3

Read the Passage: 2 Samuel 3

Abner’s Alliance (3:1–21)

Upon Saul’s death, his cousin Abner, commander of the army, did not follow David, but installed Saul’s son Ishbosheth on the throne. It is unclear why Abner did this, especially since all of Israel knew God had anointed David to be king at 1 Sam 16:1–13 (cf. 2 Sam. 3:9–10, 17–18). Continue reading David and Abner – 2 Samuel 3