First Samuel 29-31
- The Lord sovereignly uses the hatred of His enemies to rescue His people
- The salvation worked by the Lord's annointed is foretold by prophecy
- The Lord's annointed graciously shares the spoil of His redemption
- Even in discipline and dishonour, the Lord cares for the honour of His people
Family Discussion Questions
- What was the trouble that David and his men were in when the Philistine armies began to assemble against israel?
- How did God rescue Him using the hatred of his enemies against him?
- What was the difference in how David, God's messiah, treated his weak men compared to how the Amalekites treated their weak slave?
- What does David have in common with Jesus that we do not have? (think of what 'christ' means)
- How is this a beautiful comfort to those Christians who are worried that they are not a big enough benefit to Christ?
- God used the reign of Saul (and ended it) as a way to discipline Israel. What do the brave actions of the men who buried his bones show us about God's goals for His discipline of His people?
- Since this is the end of this series, discuss some of the reasons why you are glad that God rejected Saul's messiahship and instead made David's eternal.