(11-12) Three times we read that Israel made David their king “according to the word of the Lord” (11:3, 11:10, 12:23). What is the significance of that phrase?
What would it look like for us to live this way?
(14) What did David do each time the Philistines attacked? Who then received credit for the victory?
For what situations in your life do you need to seek God’s guidance?
What are some ways God guides us today (14:10, Psalm 119:105, Proverb 9:10, 20:18, etc.)?
(13-15) How would you describe their worship in 13:5-8?
What was missing (13:9-12, 15:13)?
What did Israel do differently the second time as they sought to bring the ark to Jerusalem (15:11-15)?
What do both stories teach us about how we should worship today?
(15) Again, describe their worship in v25-28. What does this suggest about David’s heart? What does v29 tell us about Michal’s heart? Why is the heart so important for worship?
(16) What words are used to describe their worship (v8-13, 35-36)?
What reasons are given for worshiping the Lord (v14-34)?
How might you use this psalm in your personal worship?
(16) Verse 11 calls us to a three-fold seeking. How do we seek the Lord? Why would we seek the Lord?
In what situations do you need to seek his strength?
God is always with us, so what does it mean to seek his presence? What would our lives look like if we sought his presence continually?