Welcome back to the Good Morning Guys Study through 1 Samuel! I pray your past week of study was beneficial to your growth in your relationship with Christ.
If you’re new, feel free to jump right in and follow along. Everything you need for this week is below, including this week’s Bible Reading Plan, Reflection Questions, and Verses of the Day. Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for my weekly blog post.
Here’s This Week’s Bible Reading Plan
Monday: 1 Samuel 16
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 17
Wednesday: 1 Samuel 18
Thursday: 1 Samuel 19
Friday: 1 Samuel 20
The Reflection Questions for the Week
Even Samuel, a godly man, was judging who should be king based on outward appearances.
God does not see what man sees. God sees everyone’s hearts. Tell of a time when you wrongly judged someone based on their outward appearance. What did you learn from this experience?
David contrasted Goliath’s weapons with the name of the Lord God. David was bold, not in his own strength but in God’s.
In what area of your life do you need to be reminded that the battle belongs to the Lord?
As the firstborn son of Saul, Jonathan would have been the heir to the throne, yet he had no jealousy of David.
Jealousy divides. Do you struggle with jealousy in any of your friendships? Confess this sin today.
Chapter 19 -Thursday
From this point until the day Saul died, David was a fugitive on the run for 20 years. What Saul meant for evil, God meant for good. God was making David into a man of God.
How has God used a difficult situation in your life for good?
God took David on his journey alone, to teach him a greater dependence on Him.
When have you gone through a time of learning greater dependence on God? How did it prepare you for your future trials?
The Verses of the Day
For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7
You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
1 Samuel 17:45
The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:1
Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he eluded Saul, so that he struck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.
1 Samuel 19:10
Go in peace.
1 Samuel 20:42
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