by M. Joseph Han
2 Samuel Lesson 24 (2023)
DAVID’S SONG OF PRAISE
(2 Samuel 22:1-51; Psalm 18)
What kind of songs do you like to sing? When? Where do you see God’s hand at work in the world today?
Read verses 1-7. What event prompted David to compose this song of praise? (1) How did David characterize God’s actions on his behalf in times of trouble? (2-4) What images did David use to express being in mortal danger? (5-7)
Read verses 8-16. What sort of creatures come to mind in David’s description of God’s anger? (8-11) What weather metaphor David used to describe God’s power? (12-16)
Read verses 17-25. How did David describe God’s actions on his behalf? (17-20) What are God’s priorities for the behavior of his people? (21-25)
Read verses 26-37. In what way do people experience God to have traits like their own? (26-28) What images did David use to portray his supernatural strength with God’s help? (29-30) What aspect of God’s nature does he make available to his people? (31-33) What is David’s word picture of a warrior of the Lord? (34-37)
Read verses 38-51. What was the fate of David’s enemies? (38-43) Because of God’s help, how was David regarded by people near and far? (44-46) What are the reasons for David’s resounding song of praise to God? (47-51)
How can you make your next success an opportunity to praise God for what he has done for you?