Saturday, October 12, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 40 Thursday

I Samuel chapter 24

This chapter tells of the first time that David saved Saul's life instead of taking it. After cutting off part of David's garment, David made Saul a promise. And then he fled back into the hills because he didn't trust Saul.

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?

  • God did not speak. But He did say previously that He takes note of any vows that are made. David made a vow to Saul that he would not kill all of his descendants or mar his inheritance within the tribe of Benjamin. God would expect David to keep that promise.

Does God make any promises?

  • David's men encouraged him to take Saul's life by pointing out the promises of God to deliver his enemies into his hands. David made it clear that when God wanted Saul out of the way He would remove him without David's help.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • When tempted to sin by taking the kingdom prematurely and in a way not in God's will, David refused and would not sin. Jesus also was tempted by Satan to obtain the kingdom in an ungodly way but remained without sin.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Not that I identified.

Psalm 57

This psalm was written during the time that David was hiding from Saul in the cave.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • David stated that God would send deliverance from Heaven. He did. Jesus is the deliverer of all men who will accept His deliverance from the terror of sin. The reproach is taken from us and laid upon Jesus.
  • David spoke of the wicked men around him that were seeking his life. It is prophetic of the men alive at the time of Christ that wanted Jesus dead.
  • David's testimony will be sung among all nations. The testimony of Jesus is to be taken to all nations also.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • God will one day be exalted in Heaven and above all the earth.

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