Where do we turn to?

David had been a great leader but even his men turned on him. Where did David look to find his strength? 1 Samuel 30.1-31 Reference: v. 6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength…

Who would vouch for you?

Achish stood up for David amongst his own people because, in over a year, he saw no fault in him 1 Samuel 29.1-11 Reference: v. 3 The commanders of the Philistines asked, “What about these Hebrews?” Achish replied, “Is this not David, who was an officer of Saul king of Israel? He has already been…

Full Circle

David finds himself fighting with the Philistines after all the years of fighting against them 1 Samuel 28.1-25 Reference: v. 1 In those days the Philistines gathered their forces to fight against Israel. Achish said to David, “You must understand that you and your men will accompany me in the army.” Explore: On the day…

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…

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