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1 Samuel 21-31, 2 Samuel 1-15 Notes

Some helpful commentary: DT commentary for 1Sam21-31_2sam1-15.doc

Devotion Time August 1-13, 2011

Heres are the DT Packets for August 1-13, 2011 on 1 Samuel 1. 1Samuel-DT-Aug1-Aug13 2. 1Samuel DT Aug1-Aug13_questions-only 3. 1Samuel-DT-Aug1-Aug6_Chinese 4. 1samuel-dt-aug8-aug13_chinese 5. 1samuel-dt-aug8-aug13_chinese_questions_only

August 12, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Peter Choi, Gracepoint Berkeley Points of contrast between Saul and David in 1 Samuel: “I did obey the Lord” and “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.” vs. “Against you, you […]

August 11, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Myra Chen, Gracepoint Berkeley 1 Samuel 31:1-3 Reflect on God’s hand in David’s life in helping him remain blameless towards Saul till the end.  What can I learn about God from the fact that God spared David from being part of this battle that is responsible for killing Saul and his sons, including […]

August 10, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Joyce Lai, Gracepoint Hsin Chu What is the worldview of “the evil men and troublemakers among David’s followers” who did not want to share the plunder with those who were “too exhausted to cross the ravine?” The worldview that “the evil men and troublemakers among David’s followers” had when they did not want […]

August 8, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Kenny Choi, Gracepoint Berkeley What role might Saul’s murderous jealousy toward David, and his years of futile hunting of him played in Saul’s current state of exhaustion and inability to lead Israel at a time of crisis? Saul’s current state of exhaustion and inability to lead Israel at a time of crisis is […]

August 3, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by James Chao, Gracepoint San Diego 1 Samuel 24:1-15 Reflect on David’s amazing self-restraint here.  What non-negotiable principle must David have already adopted to be able to make such a quick and firm decision at a time when circumstances and the advice of his men seemed to all point in one direction? By this […]

August 1, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Jacob Chang, Gracepoint Berkeley 1 Samuel 23:1-12 Given his men’s initial response and Saul’s statement “David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars,” what must have been the military advisability of rescuing Keilah from the Philistines? Rescuing Keilah was probably not a good idea from a military perspective.  David and […]

July 29, 2011 Devotion Sharing

1 Samuel 22:9-16 Saul tragically rejects the very reasonable and plausible explanation of Ahimelech regarding his innocent provision for David.  What does Saul risk if he believes him?  What does he risk if he holds onto his suspicion and acts on it? Saul risks being fooled if he believes Ahimelech and his explanation, and that […]

Devotion Time July 18-30, 2011

Here are the DT Packet Questions for July 18-30, 2011 on 1 Samuel: 1. 1Samuel-DT-July18-July30 2. 1Samuel DT July18-July30_questions-only 3. 1samuel-dt-july18-july_23_chinese 4. 1samuel-dt-july25-july_30_chinese