Saturday, October 12, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 40 Saturday

I Samuel chapter 25

In this chapter we say good-by to Samuel, the prophet-judge who began his early ministry in the tabernacle working beside Eli.

We are introduced to Abigail, the wife of Nabal and then David. We also are told that David married Ahinoam and that Saul had taken David's wife, Michal, and married her to another man. Evidently Saul did not care about the laws of marriage or his daughter's purity either. Just like he had usurped God's authority in the rites of worship and sacrifice, so did Saul usurp God's authority over the rites of marriage. (There really is nothing new under the sun, is there?!)

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?

  • God does not speak.

Does God make any promises?

  • God does not speak but Abigail prophesied of the future that was promised to David.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • David is the protector of Nabal's sheepfold. He and his men provided a hedge around the herd and herdsmen. Jesus provides protection around us as we do our labors.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Abigail prophesied to David that he would ascend the throne of Israel after his enemies were put under subjection. The same can be said for the Son of David who will ascend the throne after He has put all His enemies under His feet.

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