Today’s passage: 1 Samuel 30:1-15
- When these warriors returned to their new hometown, all of their possessions, and more importantly all of their wives and children were gone. They wept until they were too exhausted to to weep anymore.
- “David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.”
- The Amalekites left this Egyptian man for dead. David obeyed the Lord during his own distress and blessed the man (Leviticus 19:34).
- David’s kindness and obedience yielded fruit.
Questions to consider:
- What had all these men just experienced? As we read through this passage, be careful not to let the quickness of the movement in the narrative take away our understanding of the pain they were in.
- What would you be thinking about as the leader of all these men, having just taken them all away for battle? What was available for David to trust in at this time? What might he have been tempted to rely upon to try to “fix” this?
- Why would David trust the man who just helped to raid his city and people? What did David know? Whom did David trust?