David Made King

  • Two wrongs don’t make a right.
  • What goes around often comes around.
  • Leave room for God’s grace and God’s discipline.

God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Sermon preached on October 18, 2020.

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Digging Deeper

Want to get a little deeper into the study? Below are some questions and thoughts to consider based on the sermon message. Feel free to work through them on your own, as a family or in your small group. (Discussion questions for elementary-age kids can be found below.) If you have questions, please contact us.

Discussion Questions:

  • Earlier Saul tried to kill David. Now the roles are reversed and David has the opportunity to retaliate. If you were in David’s position, what would you have done? What is your immediate reaction when someone wrongs you? (For further discussion, read Matthew 5:38-42.)
  • At this point in our study of 1 Samuel, how would you describe Saul? How would you describe David? What is the biggest difference between the two?
  • David’s men told him that this day was from the Lord and yet he still had the discernment to do what is right. Why do you think he didn’t act upon his friend’s recommendation? What lessons do you think were taught to David’s men that day.
  • How do you discern what is the right thing to do in difficult situations?
  • Paul says in Acts 24:16, “I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” Like David with Saul, how do we strive to live a life with a clear conscience before God and others?

Discussion Questions for Kids

  • We talked last week about Saul’s jealousy of David and how it corrupted Saul’s heart.  God was no longer walking with Saul, but instead was leading David.  David was anointed king by the prophet Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:12,13.  But for now, Saul was still on the throne as King of Israel.  Now Saul was coming after David to kill him and take care of the “threat”.  Read 1 Samuel 16:7: What does God say about what he’s looking at for anointing a king to replace Saul?
  • Twice Saul’s in a vulnerable position where David could have retaliated and gotten rid of Saul and take his rightful place as king of Israel.  Instead, how did David react? (1 Samuel 24:4 and 1 Samuel 26:7-12)
  • Why was David sorry for cutting off a corner of Saul’s robe? (1 Samuel 24:5)
  • David is called a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22).  David showed patience, restraint, discipline, and wisdom by not acting on his own.  He has God’s heart and will do what He wants him to do.  What can you learn about how David responded when faced with difficulty and injustice? Read Saul’s very own words in response to being shown grace (1 Samuel 24:17,18). How can you show grace to someone who may not deserve it?

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