These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of 1-Samuel.
In the TV series The Honeymooners Ralph Cramden used to threaten to knock his wife clear to the moon. "One of these days, Alice, bang. . . zoom!" We all give similar threats at one time or another: "I'll get you for this!" "You'll be sorry you ever treated me like that!" "You'll wish you had never been born!" When people mistreat us, we instinctively want revenge. We want to get even, to show them how it feels. In 1 Samuel 25 David is insulted by a man named Nabal. David's response gives us both a positive and negative example of how we should respond to those who mistreat us.
How have you felt mistreated by others this week?
Pray for your enemies.