Today’s passage: 1 Chronicles 20:1-8
- This passage records the time period where David’s sin with Bathsheba and her husband Uriah took place. (2 Samuel 11-12)
- Remember, this chapter is included with the previous chapters, giving some detail to the Lord’s promises fulfilled. David had victory over his enemies.
- David was not the only man who killed a giant man from Gath. The same Lord provided the strength every time.
Questions to consider:
- Why would it make sense for the chronicler (The writer of this book) to not mention the accounts of David and Bathsheba, or even of Absalom’s revolt? What was the main point of these chapters in the context of this book?
- Look back to 1 Samuel 17:37, 43-46. What would these victories over these mighty warriors of Gath continually communicate to the people of Israel? Who was giving them the victory? What might they have been tempted to think since David’s relatives were the men who “won” the fights?
- It is important to remember that the “giants” in our lives are not finances, self-esteem, weight-loss, or anything else like that… The greatest “giant” in our life is sin. What promises of victory has God made to us? (1 Corinthians 15:54-58)