Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4, II Samuel 3:12-15

May 4, II Samuel 3:12-15

Just as noted in yesterdays study, having the concubine of the last king will bolster one's claim, so also having the daughter will do similar.  Was David really missing Michal or was he too trying to bolster his claim to Israel's crown?  We also see how people, specifically women were treated simply as things, used for political gains.  Most of David's and in the future Solomon's wives were to establish alliances.  Abner has recognized that remaining with Ish-Bosheth will not yield what he wants so he's changing horses.  I think David is a bit smarter than to trust him.  Then there is the issue of Paltiel, he's made out to be a bit of a wuss here.  We know nothing more about him but that he was given Michal and cried when she was taken away.  They were together for twelve to fourteen years, did they not have any children?  Politics and intrigue are strange things. 

 Leg intervals. High knees, step up on bench Left leg, jump rope, step up on bench right leg, climber, glute-ham bridge, windmill, goblet squat.

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