by M. James S Kim
1 Samuel Lesson 19 (2021)
THE LORD REWARDS EVERYONE
1 Samuel 26:1-27:12
Key Verse: 26:23-24
What would be your reaction toward someone who constantly opposes and aggravates you?
Read verses 1-6. How did Saul begin to pursue David again? (1-3a) How did David manage to avoid falling into the trap Saul set for him? (3-4) Who was willing to go with David into Saul’s camp? (5-6)
Read 7-11. What did Abishai assume when he realized that Saul was sleeping and vulnerable? (7-8) Why did David prevent Abishai from killing Saul? (9) What did David predict would become of Saul? (10) What did David’s conviction help him? (11; Ps. 54:4)
Read verses 12-21. How had the Lord intervened for David when he entered Saul’s camp at night? (12) When David was a safe distance away, what message did he have for Abner? (13-16) How did David appeal his cause to Saul? (17-20) How did Saul react to having his life spared a second time? (21)
Read verses 22-25. What did David believe about God, and how did he base his life and future on this faith? (22-24; Ro. 1:6-11) On what terms did David and Saul part company? (25)
Read 27:1-12. What motivated David to go to Gath? (1-4) How did he come to live in Ziklag? (5-7) What was his awkward situation there, and how did he handle it for the time being? (8-12)
What would it mean to let God vindicate you when you encounter a conflict?