David Ė Seeking God Faithfully
Lesson 8: "A Man Who Loved His Enemy" I Samuel 24 & 26
"So may the Lord value my life and deliver meÖ" I Samuel 26: 24
Godís Expectations Of Us
I Corinthians 10:23-24
Saul In The Cave
I Sam. 23:6 An accident? No way!
I Sam. 24:5-7 Notice Davidís thoughts were of God
I Sam. 24:9 It can be troubling when the counsel of others is against us
I Sam. 24:10-19 How can we "heap burning coals" on our enemies?
I Sam. 24:20-21 A covenant with the family of Saul
Saulís Repeat Performance
I Sam. 26:1 Do we know people like this?
I Sam. 26:9 David does not take matters into his own hands
I Sam. 26:15 Reminds us of Goliath? And who was a better bodyguard?
#1) Contentious Christian brothers are not ordinary enemies
#2) A conscience that is in tune with Godís Word is a great asset
- Have I done all I can to approach this person on a spiritual basis?
- In my relationship with this person, is my conscience tuned to the will of God?
- When I am tempted to return evil for evil, do I check myself before I do something irreversible?
- Do I refuse to go along with the crowd in my attitudes towards this person?
- When Iím wronged and defend myself, do I do so with humility and respect?
Do my attitudes and actions reflect that I believe God will ultimately make things right?
For next week, read I Samuel 25