2 Sam 3:22-6:23
What a story of scandal, murder and deception.
The plan of Abner with David. Then he is murdered by Joab in revenge of his brothers death. Saul’s son Ish-Bosheth gets run through while he is having an arvo power nap. In all these David keeps his hands clean from blood shed and grieves the loss of these men.
David is now established as Israels King.
God has been faithful to his promises as the people acknowledge in 5:2:
And the LORD said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.’
At each turn God is governing the affairs.
He is the one who makes kingdoms rise, fall and prosper.