Tales From the Bible by Mike Southern

"The Army in the Treetops"

Mike Southern
October 2018

 

After King Saul died fighting the Philistines, the people of Judah made David their king. And although everybody knew that God intended David to rule over all of Israel, there were other men who declared war on him and tried to stop his rise to power. Many times they invaded towns and killed innocent people, which only made David angry. 

Unfortunately for those would-be kings, the Lord had no intention of letting anybody rule Israel but David! God helped David in ways that his enemies couldn’t even understand. One by one, they were all beaten. 

The Philistines in particular hated David, and David wanted to punish them for killing Saul. So when their massive armies came after David, they found themselves fighting God as well.

This story comes from 2 Samuel 5:1-25.

 

"The Army in the Treetops"


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