1 Samuel 29, 30 and 31

  1. Chapter 29. Into what great difficulty had David brought himself, and how was he delivered?
    Do I ever give the world cause to say, ‘What is that Christian doing here?‘ Cf. 2 Cor. 6:14.
  2. Chapter 30. Strength in defeat and generosity in victory.
    How does this chapter illustrate these characteristics?
    Have you learnt David’s secret of inner strength? Cf. 23:16; Ps. 18:2.
  1. Compare the defeat of the chapter 31 with that of chapter 4. What were the reasons for these defeats? Cf. 1 Chr. 10:13, 14. What challenge does this bring to your own life?
  2. How did David’s experience, as recorded in chapters 16-31, all serve to prepare him for his future work as king?