Passage: 1 Samuel 26:17-21

1.  Even though David hasn’t directly addressed Saul yet in verse 17, something about David’s words/actions gets through to Saul.  What do you think it was?

2.  In verse 19, David makes a huge distinction between things that have their origins in God, and things that originate with men.  Is that a distinction you see Christians making today in their daily lives?  Why or why not?

3.  Verse 21 has Saul repenting of his actions in trying to hunt down and kill David.  Do you believe he had finally accepted that David would reign after him instead of his own son Jonathan?

4.  Application:  In this passage, David is seen returning good for evil.  Saul realizes this and repents.  Discuss how each of them are examples to us.

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