SH'MU'EL BET (2 Samuel) Chapter 1

Keep in mind that the corresponding letter to this scroll is Yod- a metaphysical letter and Divine letter meaning hand – the right hand of G-d. In this line of thought we should realize that David became King by G-d’s hand. Also that David’s lineage would bring about the one who was promised in Scripture from the very beginning. Yeshua, who will rule with a rod of iron in the future, is from the line of David. Also He is from a line that has no beginning. He is totally divine. He is G-d’s Son, which is not like you or me having a son. It is presently above our understanding. He will also rule forever and ever. Does this mean G-d is not still one? Yes, the L-rd thy G-d, the L-rd is still One !!!

The corresponding letter to this first chapter is Aleph – head; as in creator, King; the head of a bull appointed for sacrifice, etc.

Sh’mu’el Bet 1:1 Now it came about after the death of Sha’ul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amaleki, that David remained two days in Ziklag.

Remember news did not travel fast in those days. It took 3 days for David and his men to hear of Sha’ul’s death.

Sh’mu’el Bet 1:2-11 And it happened on the third day, that look, a man came out of the camp from Sha’ul, with his clothes torn and dust on his head. And it came about when he came to David that he fell to the ground and prostrated himself. Then David said to him, "From where do you come?" And he said to him, "I have escaped from the camp of Israel." And David said to him, "How did things go? Please tell me." And he said, "The people have fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead; and Sha’ul and Y’honatan his son are dead also." So David said to the young man who told him, "How do you know that Sha’ul and his son Y’honatan are dead?" And the young man who told him said, "By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and look, Sha’ul was leaning on his spear. And look, the chariots and the horsemen pursued him closely. And when he looked behind him, he saw me and called to me. And I said, 'Here I am.' "And he said to me, 'Who are you?' And I answered him, 'I am an Amalekite.' "Then he said to me, 'Please stand beside me and kill me; for agony has seized me because my life still lingers in me.' "So I stood beside him and killed him, because I knew that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown which was on his head and the bracelet which was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord." Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him.

Tearing your clothes is tradition. This man probably thought he would gain favor with David for killing Sha’ul but the opposite was the case. HE touched the L-rd’s anointed. We are to respect whom G-d chooses and should also respect why they have been chosen by Him. We know that Sha’ul was chosen because of the sin of the people who wanted a King above them instead of only G-d. Yeshua is chosen by G-d because of the sin of the people and because the Father wanted His unique and only son to rule. His kingdom will have no end and He will rule in perfect peace. His human nature is also from the line of David. David is the type to point to Him. He will rule perfectly but also is G-d with us. (Emmanuel) I find it interesting that He is chosen because of our sin to bring in a new covenant not like the Mosaic Covenant. And because of this some think with twisted logic that by following the chosen one that doesn’t make them Jewish anymore. G-d has chosen whom He has chosen. Why show a lack of respect for whom he has chosen? HE is the Jewish Messiah foretold through Scripture and through past Jewish insight that He would also be the son of G-d. Those that have disrespected G-d’s choice are the ones who have turned their back on their Jewish Messiah. They will be die in their sins and be forever separated from Avraham, Isaac, Yakkov and also those listed in the Hall of faith. (those that trusted) (Heb. 11)

Sh’mu’el Bet 1:12-13 And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Sha’ul and his son Y’honatan and for the people of the L-RD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword. And David said to the young man who told him, "Where are you from?" And he answered, "I am the son of an alien, an Amaleki."

Even though David has been on the run from Sha’ul repeated attempts on his live he still mourned his death.

Sh’mu’el Bet 1:14 Then David said to him, "How is it you were not afraid to stretch out your hand to destroy the L-rd's anointed?"

He had no fear of G-d because he struck down G-‘d’s anointed. He is cut down. Do you go against G-d’s anointed, Yeshua HaMashiach, by cutting him down verbally? This too is showing no fear of G-d. Even though Sha’ul tried to kill David, he honored Sha’ul because G-d had honored Sha’ul and anointed Sha’ul. Even if some have used the Name of Christ or Jesus for wrong we should still honor Yeshua because the Father honors Yeshua. He anointed Yeshua and one day he will be King.

Sh’mu’el Bet 1:15-16 And David called one of the young men and said, "Go, cut him down." So he struck him and he died. And David said to him, "Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the L-rd's anointed.'"

Does your mouth lack respect for the chosen one, Yeshua? Will your own words be used against you one day?

Mattityahu (Matthew) 12:35-37 "The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil. "And I say to you, that every careless word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it in the day of judgment. "For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned."

Sh’mu’el Bet 1:17-18 Then David chanted with this lament over Sha’ul and Y’honatan his son, and he told them to teach the sons of Y’hudah the song of the bow; look, it is written in the book of Yashar.

Book of Yasher – poetic version of Israel’s men and wars.

Sh’mu’el Bet 1:19-27 "Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen! "Tell it not in Gat, Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised exult. "O mountains of Gilboa, Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings; For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, The shield of Sha’ul, not anointed with oil. "From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Y’honatan did not turn back, And the sword of Sha’ul did not return empty. "Sha’ul and Y’honatan, beloved and pleasant in their life, and in their death they were not parted; they were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions. "O daughters of Israel, weep over Sha’ul, Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, who put ornaments of gold on your apparel. "How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Y’honatan is slain on your high places. "I am distressed for you, my brother Y’honatan; you have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was more wonderful than the love of women. "How have the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!"