Abner was driven by his own will, his own gains, and his own ambition. Such godless pursuits lead him to a life of vanity and fruitless end.
The author devoted 4 chapters in the beginning of 2 Samuel to the 7½ years before David was made King over all Israel.
• And half of this portion has to do with this man Abner, the commander who once served under Saul.
• He was only mentioned briefly in 1 Samuel as the son of Ner,