All Glory Be to God: A Tribute to the Mighty Men of David
Passage: 2 Samuel 23:8–23:39
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- What would you say are three of your greatest accomplishments? What role did God play, and what role did you play in those accomplishments?
- David surrounded himself with men of great strength, valor, bravery, and skill. Chief among them were “the three” - Josheb-Basshebeth killed eight hundred men in one encounter; Eleazar and Shamah both stood their ground and struck down the Philistine army after the Israelites had fled. In each case, the Lord brought about a great victory through these men. What kind of people do you choose to surround yourself with? Do they help bring “victory” in your walk with the Lord, or do they drag you away from Him?
- David’s men were truly devoted to their king even to the point of risking their lives - fighting through 25 miles of enemy territory to get David a simple drink of water. Yet David poured out the water because he felt unworthy of such devotion. There is only One King who is truly worthy of such devotion. How would you compare your devotion to your King Jesus with the mighty men’s devotion to their King David? Why is there a difference (assuming there is a difference)?
- Although Joab was the commander of David’s armies and therefore the leader of the mighty men, he is not mentioned as one of David’s mighty men because of his sin. How does sin destroy or take away the virtue of even the greatest of accomplishments? How might your own sin be affecting your accomplishments today?
- Uriah the Hittite was murdered by his king; sacrificed to cover up the king’s sin. King Jesus was murdered by His subjects, sacrificed to pay for His people’s sins. What should this teach us about worldly kingdoms and kings as opposed to God’s kingdom and the One True King?