2 Samuel 5

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David is Anointed King Over All Israel & Jerusalem is Established as the New Capital of the United

2 Samuel 5

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Lesson Number 5

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Successful believers realize that their prosperity is from the Lord.
  2. Successful believers receive their directions from the Lord.

Practical Application

  1. How many “meanwhiles” are in your life as a believer?


  1. How many times was David anointed as king?
  2. What does the coronation of David picture spiritually?
  3. Why did David move his capital from Hebron?
  4. What was the status of Jerusalem at this time? How was it taken?
  5. What is the key to success by God’s standards?


  1. Three times: First by Samuel in 1 Samuel 16; then by the tribe of Judah in 2 Samuel 2; and now 7 years later by the leaders of the northern tribes in 2 Samuel 5.
  2. It is a spiritual picture of the coronation of the greater David, our Lord Jesus. In a coming day He will begin His reign over the earth and al the world will recognize Him as King.
  3. Jerusalem was a more neutral location between the north and the south.
  4. Jerusalem was in the hands of the Jebusites, Canaanites who had not been removed from the land back in Joshua’s day. Jerusalem with its walls and surrounding valleys was easily defended. But Joab climbed up the water shaft (1 Chronicles 11) and successfully took the city.
  5. Obedience to His Word and following His directions


  1. 1. David recognized that his prosperity was from the Lord. See 1 Corinthians 4:7. Do you consciously give God credit for your blessings and prosperity? What are some intentional ways you could do this?
  2. 2. Discuss the difference between success by the world’s standards and success by God’s standards. Read Joshua 1:7-8 for clear guidance on having success by God’s standards.


  1. David was following the Lord and being blessed by Him, but meanwhile he was also taking more wives and concubines. Are you segregating different parts of your life, and being obedient in some while being disobedient in others?

Key Verses

  • “So David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted His kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.” 2 Samuel 5:12
  • “So David inquired of the LORD, saying, ‘Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?’ And the LORD said to David, "Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” 2 Samuel 5:19

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