You Have Defiled God – May 15, 2019

1 Samuel 17.1-18.4; John 8.21-30; Psalm 111.1-10; Proverbs 15.11

To some, it may have looked like just a giant of a man trying to provoke an army into battle. To David, it looked like his God, the God to whom he was faithful and had been faithful to him, being ridiculed. To some, it may look like no big deal, just a little sin here or there. To others, it looks like complete disobedience to our God and Father. How can we be sure to discern the ways people are defiling God in their actions or inactions toward him?

Questions:

What would it have taken for you to have the faith to stand up against Goliath?

As you read the gospel reading for today, do you think you would have had any understanding as to what Jesus was talking about? Why or why not?

Psalm 111 is an acrostic – each line starts with the successive letter of the alphabet. Write an acrostic of praise, from A to Z, to God.

How do you find reassurance in the fact that God knows the human heart? What fear might it cause you?

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