Sermon Outline for 1 Samuel 26:1-25
– God’s Protection –
Southgate Alliance Church, April 19, 2020
Henry Martyn (1781-1812): “I am immortal until God’s work for me to do is done.”
Compare Psalm 91 (our Call to Worship from this morning).
• The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29
• A king’s heart is like streams of water in the Lord’s hand: He directs it wherever He chooses. Proverbs 21:1
• As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Genesis 50:20
• Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. Acts 2:22-24
God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart. – Charles H. Spurgeon
Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. James 5:7
For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh. 10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away… So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Psalms 90:9-10, 12
You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17 You will be hated by all for my name's sake. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By your endurance you will gain your lives. Luke 21:16-19
To live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Conclusion / Application
TAQs for 1 Samuel 26:1-25
Read 1 Samuel 26:1-25
What was the root cause of Saul’s pursuit of David? In what ways might this motivation show itself in our time, and in our lives?
Is there any significance to the fact that David grabbed Saul’s spear and water jug?
How were David and Abishai able to get away with this mission? See 26:12.
What two options did David suggest to Saul regarding his mad pursuit? See 26:19.
If Saul brought an offering, what would he be admitting to God? How do we “bring an offering to God” today as Christians?
Saul repents, again. Does David trust him? How can we evaluate the repentance of people who have wronged us today?
Where does Saul place his hope and confidence?
Where does David place his hope and confidence? See particularly 26:10 and 24.