2 Samuel is the story of David. David was considered to be a man after God’s own heart. (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22) Yet, it is easy to observe that David was far from perfect. He made some huge mistakes in his life. A valid question could be asked when reading 1 and 2 Samuel, “Why did Saul get axed because of his mistakes and David get blessed with an eternal promise in spite of his mistakes?” Does God play favorites or is there something else going on?