1 Samuel 21:10-22:23

  1. Do you gather from 21:10-15 and 22:3-5 that David’s flights out of the holy land were done without God’s guidance?
    What seems to have determined David’s actions?
    Contrast 22:23. Are you free from the fear of men? Cf. Prov. 29:25.
  2. Consider the character of the motley crew of which David now became the leader.
    Why did they turn to him?
    How can God today transform any group under Christian leadership?
    Cf. 1 Cor. 6:9-11; note especially the phrase, ‘such were some of you’.
  3. Read the story of 22:7-19 in the light of Prov. 6:34; 14:30; 27:4.
    How can the Christian be zealous without being jealous?
    Cf. 1 Kgs. 19:10, 14; John 2:17.