1 Samuel

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read 1 Samuel 30

David as future king of Israel.  

David was banished from the Philistine battle, but he achieved victory over the Amalekites.

The Amalekites raided Ziklag during David’s absence, and David destroyed them back.

The historian of the book of Samuel described David a future leader of Israel with two distinctive feature of David.

In spite of being distressed by his own people, he found strength in the Lord his God. He would inquire of the Lord frequently before we went to battle. He went after God and by the wisdom of God he won the victory. This described his relationship with the Lord God.

He was a man of generous heart, good quality of leadership, working for fairness based in the faith of God. (24).  “This became a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this.” (v.25)

David bound his followers to him by giving booty.

Later when King Saul died, the people of Judah immediately chose David as king.

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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