Fill in the Blanks:
I will not ________ ___________.
Because God is ________ in the __________.
Where is it written?
Read 1 Samuel 16:12-13. What special promise did God make to David?
Read 1 Samuel 18:28-29. Why was Saul trying to kill David?
Read 1 Samuel 24:1-22.
What is the situation? What opportunity presented itself to David? What temptation did David face as a result? What did he do? Why did he do it? What happened as a result?
Note: Saul resumed in his efforts to kill David shortly after this scene. After about 15 years of pursuing David, Saul died in a battle and David finally became king.
How goes your walk?
What promises of God are you waiting on in your life?
What temptations to shortcut do you face as you wait?
How is your character deepening in your time(s) of waiting?
How does this story help you to not “cut corners” as you wait?