WCS 2 Samuel – Triumph of the King by Gordon Keddie
Gordon J. Keddie
Gordon Keddie draws out the lessons of 2 Samuel in this Welwyn Commentary, and encourages us to look expectantly for the blessing of God in our day since the story of David is a picture of David’s royal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. As the author says in the introduction, ‘May your study of 2 Samuel bring you closer to the only Redeemer of God’s elect, the Lord Jesus Christ’.
The history of David – the unfolding drama of 2 Samuel – gives us a slice of life in the real world. We see people in their true colours: the petty, selfish, murderous, yet fiercely loyal, Joab; the war-lord Abner, honourable, perhaps, but only when it suited him; the sad, incompetent Ish-Bosheth, ‘alone and palely loitering’ through his hundrum colourless life; and the miserable and vicious sons of Rimmon, who murdered Ish-Bosheth in his sleep. And there is David, the man after God’s own heart, borne along by his regal calling on the tide of God’s mighty providential acts.
‘… a scholarly work … This book is a penetrating study of Israel’s history during the times of David … There is continual application to the life of the saint in the twentieth century.’
About the Author:
Gordon Keddie is the minister of Grace Presbyterian Church in State College, Pennsylvania, USA. He has authored several books published by Evangelical Press.