Giving your all for the journey

David’s followers had to move their whole families to follow him, what are we willing to give up to follow our Almighty leader? 1 Samuel 27.1-12 Reference: v. 3 David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and…

“I’ll go with you.”

1 Samuel 26.1-25 Reference: v. 6 David then asked Ahimelech the Hittite and Abishai son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother, “Who will go down into the camp with me to Saul?” “I’ll go with you,” said Abishai. Explore: Saul had come chasing David again and so he was going to go down to Saul’s camp and…

Putting your neck on the line

Abigail went beyond her social position and ended up saving hundreds of men… 1 Samuel 25.20-43 Reference: v. 33 May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands. Explore: Abigail was a fairly remarkable woman. Just to be named in…

The extra mile

Nabal's servants went beyond the call of duty even when it meant going against their master. 1 Samuel 25.1-19 Reference: v. 15 Yet these men were very good to us. They did not mistreat us, and the whole time we were out in the fields near them nothing was missing.   Explore: David had gone…

Actions speak louder than words

1 Samuel 24.1-22 Reference: v. 17 “You are more righteous than I,” Saul said. “You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly.” Explore: David has just spared Saul’s life for the first time. He could have killed him fairly easily and yet didn’t. When David proved to Saul his grace, Saul was…

The ‘easy’ life

1 Samuel 23.1-29 Reference: v. 3 But David’s men said to him, “Here in Judah we are afraid. How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!” Explore: God had instructed David to go and fight the Philistines even though he was in hiding from Saul. He was basically putting his…

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