The two books that now make up 1 and 2 Samuel were originally one book called "The Book of Samuel." The actual author is unknown. Samuel undoubtedly had written a great deal about this time in Israel's history. However, other materials had been collected from which the actual writer could draw. The Book of Second Samuel was written between 931 and 722 B.C.
God devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him.
2nd Samuel 14:14
For we must needs die and are as water spilt on the ground which cannot be gathered up again neither doth God respect any person yet doth he devise means that his banished be not expelled from him.
No matter how many promises are made, they are yes and amen in Christ. Keep in mind that Christ has fulfilled the Law for righteousness and you are in him. His faithfulness qualifies you for any and all promises, not your ability to keep the Law or remain faithful. Now it's up to you to believe in your heart that you are in Him and He is your righteousness. Remember that you are a joint-heir with Jesus as you read thru these Old Testament promises.
These promises are all from God. Some are for a specific time, some for specific purpose, some for specific people and others are for everyone. So, as you read these, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how these promises reveal His character, purpose, plan and hope for your life and all those who are in Christ.
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