“Knowing yourself in knowing God”
(1 Samuel 17:26-45)
While turning away from God, we cannot know our true self, because we are created by God. He knows who we are because he designed us.
Today we will look at Saul and David. Saul as an example of Desolation, and David as an example of Consolation. We will observe what they do, how they think, how they feel, how they react, and so on. You can see Saul knew himself through the false ways. And it brought him into a broken life, real disaster, and it became from worse to worse. And in David’s life, you can see how he knew himself in knowing God. And how it led him to overcome different kinds of emotional and spiritual attacks.
For Lifenet groups and personal reflection
1) Read 1 Samuel 17:26-45. What feelings would you have if you were David? Toward his brothers? Toward Saul? Toward Goliath?
2) How did David live out his true self overcoming those feelings?
3) What forces and pressures from circumstances and people cause you to shrink back in fear or wear “armor” that does not fit your true self?
4) How would you develop “Knowing yourself in knowing God”? What would you do or change something in your daily life as the first step?
(Some are taken from “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course Work Book” by Peter Scazzero, Zondervan, 2014, p.38)
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