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Day Four

David and Saul

Before getting started, make sure you've watched Captain Mike's introduction video.

1 Samuel 24:11-15 and 26:23-25

11 See, my father, see the corner of your robe in my hand. For by the fact that I cut off the corner of your robe and did not kill you, you may know and see that there is no wrong or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, though you hunt my life to take it. 12 May the Lord judge between me and you, may the Lord avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you. 13 As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes wickedness.’ But my hand shall not be against you.14 After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog! After a flea! 15 May the Lord therefore be judge and give sentence between me and you, and see to it and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand.”

23 The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the Lord gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the Lord's anointed. 24 Behold, as your life was precious this day in my sight, so may my life be precious in the sight of the Lord, and may he deliver me out of all tribulation.” 25 Then Saul said to David, “Blessed be you, my son David! You will do many things and will succeed in them.” So David went his way, and Saul returned to his place.

What is the reason why David chose to spare Saul’s life? (1 Samuel 24:6)



In what ways does David show humility when he spares Saul’s life?



But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in Heaven. He causes his sun to rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Matthew  5:44-45

How do David’s actions reflect what Jesus is teaching in Matthew 5?



In what ways can we follow David’s example and be humble towards God in our lives at home and at camp?



Do you have enemies in your life? How can you show God’s love to them today?



In what areas of your life can you trust God more? What steps do you need to take?



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