March 25th

1 Samuel 21-24

  • 21:1-6 – David and his crew eat the holy bread which is supposed to be reserved only for the priests, but they were very hungry. Jesus refers to this when the religious leaders get mad at him for picking grain on the Sabbath.
  • 22:2 – David clearly had many of the same characteristics as Jesus. The low and broken were attracted to him.
  • 22:11-19 – We are not guaranteed that doing the right thing will have positive consequences. The priests protected David, but were ultimately killed by Saul.
  • 23:2 – David consults God to see what God’s will is before he acts.
  • 23:3-5 – The fear of the people causes David to hesitate, but the Lord confirms his desires and David obeys.
  • 23:6-14 – David and his men could have easily been trapped and ambushed in Keilah, but the Lord watched over him. Notice David’s extremely open and close relationship with God. He asked God for specific information and God does not hesitate to share with him.
  • 23:24-29 – Note that God makes the impossible possible. Saul is closing in on David and something urgent arises right at the right time.
  • 24:2-7 – David had such respect for the authority God had given Saul that he felt guilty for even cutting his robe. He also refused to kill Saul even though Saul was trying his best to kill him.
  • 24:8-22 – David’s kindness and grace turn Saul’s heart. He stops chasing David and confirms that he will one day be king.

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