Thursday, October 3, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 39 Wednesday

I Samuel chapter 18

The heir-apparent, Jonathan, was immediately drawn to the young David. Jonathan was older than David but that does not seem to have hindered their friendship. From all appearances Jonathan was a godly man who knew that God was with his young friend. He was not jealous over the people's favorite the way his father, Saul, was.

The young ladies sang songs making David the popular hero of their day. Saul asked the prophetic question, "And what can he have more but the kingdom?" That's exactly what God had in mind.

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?

  • God did not speak in this chapter.

Does God make any promises?

  • God did not speak in this chapter.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • David did everything wisely and with God's constant presence and blessing. He also was the anointed future king of Israel who was living in modest circumstances. All of these things could be said about Jesus when He resided on earth.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • The story that is unfolding in these chapters is of the humble life of the anointed future king of Israel, David. His kingdom was seen by faith and still to come. Jesus is the anointed future and forever King of Israel but right now we see His kingdom by faith knowing that it is yet to come. We are currently living in the time depicted in this chapter. Even the jealous enemy is throwing javelins!

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