Open up each morning in personal worship with prayer. Pray that the Holy Spirit would open your heart and mind to understand God’s word. Allow yourself to be obedient and patient with what God would have you to do.
Day 1: Read 1 Samuel 24. Make sure you read the notes on this chapter after you read it once all the way through. Then read the notes and read the chapter again slowly.
> Spend this first day focusing solely on the greatness of God. Do not look at how awesome David is or how bad Saul might be. Focus on adoring your creator, the same God who made Saul and David.
> God has clearly ordained the steps of David and Saul. He has led both of them to this moment to interact with one another. Hear the way David speaks of God? Could you do the same?
Day 2: Read 1 Samuel 24 again. Spend time confessing your shortcomings, failures, lack of faith, etc to God. David goes and apologizes in the most humble manner possible to Saul! David does this because he realizes he has disobeyed God. When he cuts of the corner of Saul’s robe he immediately recognizes that he has listened to his men and his own hurt instead of God. Instead of him just saying, “oh well, I’ve already messed up, I’ll just worry about it later”, he corrects his behavior immediately. Is this how you react when you are disobedient towards God? Do you prostrate yourself before God with a humble heart?
Confess to the Lord, the one who knows your true heart.
Day 3: Read Psalm 57. You may have already read this last time but do it again 🙂
David writes this Psalm when he is in the En Gedi. He knows God is providing and protecting him. What is God teaching you this week? Does this change the way you think, act, or say?
Day 4: Prayer
Pray that God would reveal to you areas in your life where you need to be fully obedient to God. In what ways do you need to trust in Him, the one who makes the path for our lives?