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Bible Bowling: Navigating deep waters in 2 Samuel


‘Rescued” is the theme for the 2020 Leadership Training for Christ conventions on Easter weekend. As King David sings in 2 Samuel 22, “He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters … He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”

The LTC conventions are held in cities across the U.S., including Dallas, home of North Texas Leadership Training for Christ.

Here are a few questions from the first chapter of 2 Samuel. (See answers below)

1. Where did David stay after he struck down the Amalekites?

2. How long did he stay there?

3. What two things distinguished the man who arrived from Saul’s camp?

4. What do these two things signify?

5. What does the man report about Saul and Jonathan?

6. What does the man claim that Saul asked him to do?

7. How does this man’s account compare with the account in 1 Samuel 31?

8. After David asks the man where he is from, what else does he ask him?

9. What does David order his soldiers to do to the man?

10. What does David order to be taught to the people of Judah?

11. In what book (in addition to 2 Samuel) is the lament written?

12. “Daughters of Israel, ____ for Saul, who clothed you in ____and finery …”

Answers:

1. Where did David stay after he struck down the striking down the Amalekites? (Ziklag)

2. How long did he stay there? (2 days)

3. What two things distinguished the man who arrived from Saul’s camp? (his clothes were torn and he had dust on his head)

4. What do these two things signify? (he was in mourning)

5. What does the man report about Saul and Jonathan? (that they are dead)

6. What does the man claim that Saul asked him to do? (Stand here by me and kill me!)

7. How does this man’s account compare to the account in 1 Samuel 31? (There is a degree of contradiction. The account in 1 Samuel says that Saul fell on his own sword after his armor bearer refused to kill him.)

8. After David asks the man where he is from, what else does he ask him? (“Why weren’t you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”)

9. What does David order his soldiers to do to the man? (strike him down)

10. What does David order to be taught to the people of Judah? (the lament he writes for Saul and Jonathan)

11. In what book (in addition to 2 Samuel) is the lament written? (the Book of Jashar)

12. “Daughters of Israel, ____ for Saul, who clothed you in ____and finery …” (weep, scarlet)

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