Thursday, October 09, 2008

Most and least likely to succeed

I was troubled in two areas after reading 1 Samuel 16-17. First, the Bible attributes God as the source of an evil spirit that tormented Saul (1 Samuel 16:14). How do you plan to comment on this in your lesson?

Second, 1 Samuel 17:55,56,58 notes that Saul asked about David’s father even though he had considerable experience with David’s father in 1 Samuel 16:18-21. What do you make of Saul’s condition that allows such a lapse?

Sam Tullock’s commentary on Embrace God’s Perspective brought to mind the notion of “least expected” in God’s selection of David as King. Consider using your high school annual to discuss the person voted “most likely” to succeed and the “least likely”. Class members will probably have some examples of their own to share after you jog their memory.

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