Saturday, November 2, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 41 Thursday

I Samuel 29:1-30:8  (read Thursday, October 17, 2013)

Even though Achish trusted David enough to take him and his men into battle against Saul's armies the princes of the Philistines did not trust David's allegiance. They expected David to turn against them and fight Israel. They were probably right.

David seems to have had some influence upon Achish's spiritual beliefs. Achish swears of David's faithfulness to him by the name of the LORD. (Are there any further dealings between Achish and David after David becomes king of Israel?)

Does God issue any commands in this passage?

  • He commanded David to pursue the Amalekites, the warriors that had taken captive the families of David and his men.

Does God  make any promises?

  • God promised David that he would overtake the Amalekites and would recover everybody and everything.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • David is the type of Christ. His own people turned against him but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. (30:6)

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • The people of God will one day reclaim all that evil has held captive.

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