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 & 16:1-13. Compare 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 17. David 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 27:45-56. David 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 10:14-18. David 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 21:1-11. God 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 2. What was Peter’s understanding of Jesus in relationship with David? Why was that so significant to the people there? What was the result?