Monday, October 7, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 40 Monday

I Samuel 22:1-5

David continued life on the run. He had previously left Nob and the priests to go to Gath in the land of the Philistines. After a hasty exit from Gath he went into hiding in the cave of Adullam. His father and his family came to him there because they were probably targeted by Saul also. David then moved his parents to Moab where they remained under the protection of that king. One of David's followers was the prophet Gad who told him to leave the hold where he was staying and go back to Judah. David then lived in the forest.

Does God issue any commands in this passage?

  • Gad did not say that he had word from God, but he told David to go back to Moab. Whether this word from God or not is not clear.

Does God make any promises?

  • God did not speak.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • All of the distressed, debtors, and discontented came to David. These were the types that followed Jesus, too, and He welcomed them and became their leader just as David did.
  • David was being hunted 

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Nothing that I identified.

Psalm 142

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • God is the only refuge that David had. God is the only inheritance he had while on the run as a fugitive from Saul. As God, Jesus was with David. He was David's deliverer.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Just as David held the belief that his future looked bountiful in spite of his current distress, so do we have the same hope for eternal blessings because the same God that had David anointed as future king and promised him all the glory that office brings has promised us that we will rule and reign with him forever.

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