We are all a product of our decisions. David made some good and bad decisions in his life. Abigail gives us an example of someone who helped another person move from a bad course of action to a good one. What course are we on and how can we help others to a course that honours Jesus?
What or who do you turn to when you feel alone, afraid and/or angry? David’s interaction with Ahimelech shows us what can happen when we allow our negative emotions to make our decisions. What would David say to us? Keep calm and follow Jesus.
What do we tend to do in difficult situations? David had the choice to do things his way or God’s way. What can we learn from David and Saul’s relationship about learning to live Jesus’ way instead of ours?
David’s friendship with Jonathan was one of mutual sacrifice, loyalty, and love. The reality is that loyalty always requires sacrifice. This relationship expresses a demand of loyalty. The question is, though, for followers of Jesus, who does Jesus call us to be loyal to?
Don’t measure the giants in your life against yourself. Measure the giants in your life against God. That’s what David did.
Samuel: An answer to his mother’s prayer, a judge over Israel, anointed David King over Israel. David: Served God passionately, sinned against God, was “a man after God’s own heart,” his “future was in God’s hands,” his heart longed for God.” How do you reconcile these statements about David? How do they reflect your experience with God?