1 Samuel 14

  1. How was it that Jonathan was so courageous?
    Cf. verse 6 with 2 Chr. 14:11; 1 Sam. 2:9, 10.
  2. What indications do you find of Saul’s impatience, and how did it lead him to hasty and wrong decision?
    Yet what evidence is there that with all his self-will Saul was anxious not to offend the Lord?
    How do you account for this?


  1. Verse 6. ‘The Lord will act on our behalf’: the Old Testament is full of the God who acts in different ways. Cf. 1 Kgs. 8:32; Jer. 14:7; Ps. 22:30, 31.
  2. Verse 24. Saul’s purpose was probably religious, viz., by fasting in order to obtain God’s favour.