We left off last time (about a month ago) with God telling David, that Solomon, not David would build the temple. David was cool with that. He accepted God’s plan, instead of his own.
2 Samuel 8 talks about how David’s kingdom was just growing. He defeated the Philistines, the Moabites, the Ammonites, the Edomites and the Amalekites. He was just stomping over everyone.
2 Samuel 10, he wins more battles. Everything is going his way. He can seem to do no wrong.
Life if pretty good for him. In fact, so good that he decides that he can win wars without even having to go with the troops.
Now we come to 2 Samuel 11...