Study 18 From the Book of 1 Samuel is: 1 Samuel 22-23
1. Do you gather from 21:10-15 and 22:3-5, that David’s flights out of the holy land were done without God’s guidance? What seems to have determined David’s actions? Contrast 22:23. Are you free from the fear of men? Cf. Pr. 29:25.
Consider the character of the motley crew of which David now transform any group under Christian leadership? Cf. 1 Cor. 6:9-11; note especially the phrase ‘such were some of you’.
Read the story of 22:7-19 in the light of Pr. 6:34; 14:30; 27:4. How can the Christian be zealous without being jealous? Cf. 1 Ki. 19:10, 14; Jn. 2:17.