Jesus: A True and Better David

August 7, 2016
Rev. David Seabaugh
Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 17:23-24, 32-49; Psalm 110; Matthew 22:41-46


Daily Devotional/Group Discussion Questions

King David was a man “after God’s own heart.”  In so many ways, God used the life of David to show us Jesus ahead of time.  Here are just a few!

 Daily Prayer: Lord, give me a heart that reflects your heart.  Amen.

Monday, August 1
Read 1 Samuel 8 & 16:1-13Compare how Saul and David become king of Israel.  Who chose Saul?  Who chose David?  How does King Jesus compare to the kings and leaders of the earth?

Tuesday, August 2
Read 1 Samuel 17David defeated the giant Goliath from a position of humility and strength, using God’s power instead of his.  How did Jesus slay our “Goliath?”

Wednesday, August 3
Read Psalm 22 & Matthew 27:45-56David expressed his dismay in words that would ultimately make it to the lips of Jesus on the cross.  How does Psalm 22 show us Jesus?

Thursday, August 4
Read Psalm  23, 78:70-71 & John 10:14-18David is a shepherd, and describes his relationship with God in those terms.  How did that help him lead Israel?  How is Jesus true and better?

Friday, August 5
Read 2 Samuel 7:1-18 & Matthew 21:1-11God made a huge promise to David that his “sons” would have an eternal kingdom.  What does is mean for Jesus to be called the “son of David?”

Saturday, August 6
Read Acts 2What was Peter’s understanding of Jesus in relationship with David?  Why was that so significant to the people there?  What was the result?

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