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2 Samuel (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Richard D Phillips


The book of 2 Samuel charts the remarkable trajectory of David’s reign as king. Blessed through God’s anointing, his leadership binds together a broken nation and gives them victory. But when David becomes unwary, he is overcome by sin: the adultery and murder he commits serve as a timeless warning regarding the perils of temptation. The sword of God’s judgment falls on David and his house, but even as David is humbled, he returns penitently to the Lord. Richard Phillips’ expository commentary carries us with David up to the heights and down to the depths, noting the lessons for our faith today―forgiveness doesn’t cancel consequences; leadership doesn’t exclude accountability; even flawed characters can end well―and exalting Jesus Christ, David’s greater Son, as the true King our salvation requires.

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Second Samuel contains enough political intrigue and scandal to fill a tabloid. However, behind the machinations of kings stands the King who is preparing a kingdom for his Son. Rick Phillips unveils that kingdom with clear teaching and pointed application. Here is a sermonic commentary designed not only to educate, but to edify. It admirably succeeds in both. — Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

“These volumes by Rick Phillips are almost self-authenticating―such has been the consistent excellence of previous volumes. This book is remarkable, too. Aware of the sensitivities of redemptive-historical (Christ-centered) interpretations of narrative texts, Dr. Phillips finds no difficulty in exemplary application, and this is a very welcome inclusion. A marvelous addition.” — Derek W.H. Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church (ARP), Columbia, South Carolina

About the Author

Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary; DD, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and of The Gospel Coalition, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.
Weight1.85 lbs
Dimensions6.4 × 1.5 × 9.3 in


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