Passage: 1 Samuel
The books of 1st and 2nd Samuel are about the life of David, and we have been systematically working our way through them. Saul was the king before David--he’d been the people’s choice for king: he was tall and good-looking and a great warrior- leader. An obvious choice. But he refused to trust God and do things his way, so God rejected him. God then had Samuel, Israel’s premier prophet, anoint David as the next king. Saul then became super jealous of David, and several times tried to murder him. And Saul’s life began to unravel.
- What are the greatest fears of your life? How have those fears kept you stuck?
- Fear and jealousy are usually the first indicator lights that you are out of fellowship with God. What does your fellowship with God look like currently? Are fear and jealousy a part of your life?
- It’s possible to seek God’s will and not really be seeking God. In this season of life how are you truly seeking God?
- Saul rebelled against God. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. What areas of your life are not totally surrendered to God? How is that rebellion like witchcraft?
- Saul did a lot of religious things, but he never repented. What does daily repentance look like in your life?