2 Samuel 22: Swan Song of ☧, Spectre of Saul Banished
Rev. Nathan Meador, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Wisconsin, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study 2 Samuel 22.
“Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed.” Instead of a lawyer, imagine going to a minstrel for your last will and testament! This is no victory chant; chapter 22 is David’s swan song looking back on how God has saved his life time and time again. The point is not that David was a superior or more deserving man. Rather, despite his sins, God showed him grace for the sake of His promise: “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.” David felt like he kept reliving the nightmare of his youth, running from Saul in the forms of Ish-bosheth, Absalom, Sheba, and even a disastrous three-year famine. In the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God finally banishes the spectre of our past, because David’s “offspring” rules as the LORD’s Anointed forever.