The King Who Fights for His People [Bible Reading 6/19 Week]
After God rejected Saul as king, He directed the prophet Samuel to anoint David, the son of Jesse. In the story of David, we see that God does not judge people based on worldly expectations. David’s battle against Goliath is an example of a king’s trust in the Lord’s deliverance and of God’s faithfulness to accomplish a decisive victory for His people. God’s people needed a warrior-king to defeat the enemy on their behalf, and in the story of David, we see glimpses of the promised King we need, as well as an example of obeying God from a heart on fire for Him.
- 1 Samuel 16:1-23; 17:20-51
- 1 Samuel 16: 14-23
- 1 Samuel 17:1-19
- 1 Samuel 18:4-30
- Acts 13:13-25
If you are studying these passages by yourself or as a family, the following 3 questions can help you go deeper in understanding:
- What does this say about God?
- What does this say about us?
- What will we do about it?