Tag Archives: I Samuel

Reflections on I Samuel 28-31

In our passage today we see two men, two battles, and two outcomes.  Observe: Sin and judgment – When God wouldn’t answer him, Saul again took matters into his own hands and sinned by going to a medium. The medium … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Samuel 25-27

David continues to hide from Saul.  Observe: Responding to evil – David prepares to respond to Nabal’s evil with more evil, but later David responds to Saul’s evil with good again. Why do suppose David responds to Nabal’s evil differently … Continue reading

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I Samuel 25-31: Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

(25) How is David tempted to take matters into his own hands? What reasons does Abigail give for David to not take vengeance? What further instructions do you find in Romans 12:17-22? What application do you see for your own … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Samuel 22-24

Saul continues his pursuit of David.  Note: Standing by – Saul in his jealousy orders the execution of God’s priests who had earlier helped David. Saul’s servants refuse to carry out the orders.  So Saul tells a foreigner to kill … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Samuel 19-21

Saul in his continued jealousy pursues David, but Saul’s son Jonathan has a different heart.  Consider: Saul’s jealousy – The jealousy that began in chapter 18 reigns throughout our passage today as Saul seeks David’s life. Is there jealousy in … Continue reading

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I Samuel 25-31: Faithful

(19-24) God is faithful to David.  How does God faithfully guide and protect David? 19:1-7 – 19:8-9 – 19:10-17 – 19:18-24 – 20:1-42 – 21:1-15 – 22:1-23 – 23:1-14 – 23:19-29 – 24:1-22 – What application do you find for … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Samuel 16-18

In our passage today, God chooses a new king.  Note: Heart – God looks not on the outward appearance, but on the heart. God chooses David because David has a heart for God.  What does God see when he looks … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Samuel 13-15

Saul, the new king, fails to follow the Lord.  Observe: Heart for God – Saul offers a sacrifice that is not his to make, and so disobeys God. Samuel tells Saul that his kingdom will not continue, for God is … Continue reading

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I Samuel 13-18: A Tale of Three Men

(13) How did Saul disobey God?  What excuses does he make? What do Saul’s actions and excuses tell you about his heart? (15) How did Saul disobey God?  What excuses does he make? What do Saul’s actions and excuses tell … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Samuel 10-12

Samuel anoints Saul to be the first King of Israel. Heart for God – Again this theme comes up. God gives Saul a new heart (10:9).  Samuel instructs the people to serve God with all their hearts (12:20, 24).  Are … Continue reading

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