May 3, II Samuel 3:1-11
David lives in Hebron for the next five years and there are periodic skirmishes between him and Abner, as stated before Abner was the real ruler. Note that while David lives there he acquires more wives, six at this time. If there's one lesson throughout the whole bible It should be this, one man and one wife, every man who has more than one has problems. In the meantime Abner is busy with his own plans, he takes Saul's ex concubine as his own. This is a move of power, it's a statement and challenge of authority. Abner has declared himself the ruler in Saul's place. The same thing is seen in various places in Genesis, Noah's son Ham slept with his father's wife, Ruben did the same with his father Jacob's concubine. It was a challenge to lead the family, a challenge of authority. The action is not lost on Ish-Bosheth who confronts Abner and is told in more modern terms. I made you king and I can just as quickly remove you so stay out of my way.
Today's workout. back-biceps intervals. Step, pull up, windmill, row, jump rope, biceps curl.