Today’s passage: 1 Samuel 19:1-17
- Jonathan respectfully made an appeal.
- David continued to play the lyre for Saul even after he grew to be a hero in Israel. He wasn’t “too big” to play for the king.
- Saul had hoped Michal’s idols would become a stumbling block to David, instead she used one to trick her father.
- Michal’s idol worship, her back and forth of supporting David and then her father, etc. shows that her life and ways of thinking are much more similar to Saul’s.
Questions to consider:
- What was the basis of Jonathan’s appeal? How did he show Saul that refraining from killing David was truly in his best interest?
- How did Michal’s false claim of David’s threat on her life play into Saul’s desire to have him killed? What ramifications would her split-second self-preserving decision have?
- We get to choose our actions and words. But, do we get to choose the consequences? Why not?