1 SAMUEL September Sojournal Devos


By Bethany Church, September 01, 2021

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?