September 1 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Verse 7 is familiar. How does this convict you? Where are you more concerned with outward appearances than inward? September 2 1 Samuel 16:14-23 Do you think the distressing spirit was from God? September 3 1 Samuel 17:1-19 Verse 4 describes Goliath as ‘champion’. Do you think he really was, or just the biggest and the biggest talker? September 4 1 Samuel 17:20-40 Describe David’s response to his older brother in verse 29. September 5 1 Samuel 17:41-58 David felled Goliath with 1 stone. Why do you think he selected 5? September 6 1 Samuel 18:1-16 Look at verse 12. Is your spirit today more like David’s or Saul’s? September 7 1 Samuel 18:17-30 Unpack how Saul’s plan backfired. How does this encourage you today? September 8 1 Samuel 19:1-10 Do you think Saul only was jealous and desired David dead when the distressing spirit gripped him? September 9 1 Samuel 19:11-24 Contrast the distressing spirit and the spirit of God (verse 23). September 10 1 Samuel 20:1-16 Consider the risk for Jonathan. Do you have a friend like this? Are you a friend like this? September 11 1 Samuel 20:17-34 What was the plan? September 12 1 Samuel 20:35-42 Jonathan chose loyalty above all else. Describe what he lost- and what he gained. September 13 1 Samuel 21:1-9 Was it right for David to ask for the uncommon bread? September 14 1 Samuel 21:10-15 Describe a unique or uncommon way that the Lord delivered his protection to you. September 15 1 Samuel 22:1-23 Ever find that it can get worse before it gets better? How do you personally deal with delays in life? September 16 1 Samuel 23:1-14 Abiathar had escaped death and now continues to come to the aid of David. Who has come alongside you in the valleys? September 17 1 Samuel 23:15-29 Didn’t Saul have bigger and better things to do serving as king? Describe some places where you fixate on the wrong things. September 18 1 Samuel 24:1-15 Did David do the right thing to spare Saul? Why is he conflicted about cutting the corner of his robe? September 19 1 Samuel 24:16-22 Saul seems sincere in his regret. A peak around the corner tells us he will harden his heart once again. Ever been there? Grace extended, yet you forgot your repentance? September 20 1 Samuel 25:1-22 Anyone else convicted towards generosity and away from stinginess? September 21 1 Samuel 25:23-44 A lot is happening in this passage. Focus on the wisdom of Abigail. Where today do you need such discretion and discernment? September 22 1 Samuel 26:1-16 Again, David preserves Saul. Who do you need to forgive or let off the hook? September 23 1 Samuel 26:17-25 Take some time and pray through verses 23 and 24. September 24 1 Samuel 27:1-12 Outside the kingdom, David gathered 600 unto himself. Do you have godly influence that transcends a title or position? September 25 1 Samuel 28:1-14 Between verses 6 and 7 is an awful turning point in Saul’s life. Rewrite a righteous response for Saul. September 26 1 Samuel 28:15-25 Elaborate on Samuel’s reply in verses 16-18. September 27 1 Samuel 29:1-11 How do you personally resolve rejection or misunderstandings? September 28 1 Samuel 30:1-15 Read verse 6 again. Do you need to strengthen yourself in the Lord today? September 29 1 Samuel 30:16-31 Where in your life do you need to be reminded that the Lord can redeem and restore what the enemy stole? September 30 1 Samuel 31:1-13 Saul is remembered as a flawed character. What about his life delivers a cautionary word into your life?