Welcome back to the Good Morning Guys Study through 1 Samuel! I pray your first week 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 6
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 7
Wednesday: 1 Samuel 8
Thursday: 1 Samuel 9
Friday: 1 Samuel 10
The Reflection Questions for the Week
We live in a culture that tends to treat God casually rather than holy. At times, we lean more towards grace than obedience or towards our feelings rather than letting God’s Word have the final say.
How have you seen this around you? How can we live differently?
Israel had strayed from serving God and needed a change of heart.
Are there any areas where your heart has secretly gone astray? How can you redirect your heart today?
Israel wanted a king so they could be like the other nations. When we take our eyes off of God’s Word, we too can be influenced by the world’s trends.
In what ways have you seen the church tempted to follow the world’s ways over God’s?
God chose someone that the world would have overlooked to become the king of Israel.
How does this encourage you to see that God does not choose those he uses based on status, wealth or background?
The rejection of the Lord made no sense. Why would anyone reject the one who had saved them?
Sometimes we act like the Israelites and we try to solve our problems on our own. Tell of a time when you have struggled with this.
The Verses of the Day
Monday: Who is able to stand before the Lord, this holy God?
1 Samuel 6:20
Tuesday: Direct your heart to the Lord and serve him only.
1 Samuel 7:3
Wednesday: And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.
1 Samuel 8:7
Thursday: Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, from the least of the tribes of Israel? And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin?
1 Samuel 9:21
Friday: You have rejected your God, who saves you from all your calamities and your distresses, and you have said to him, ‘Set a king over us.’
1 Samuel 10:19
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I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for our weekly blog post.