Learning on The Way
What are some ways we can be actively patient while we wait for the Lord? What are some things you have done in the past that have helped you wait patiently on the Lord?
Have there been times in the past when you did like Saul and took matters into your own hands and trusted your own wisdom? What were some of the things you did that you thought would please God? How did God direct you back to delighting in Jesus and not your own wisdom?
Sacrifice is only needed when we fail to be obedient. How does this truth inform how you live your Christian life? Jesus was perfectly obedient and yet still offered up his life as a sacrifice for each of us who could never attain perfect obedience. How does this truth lead you to the same conclusion as David when he said he was poor and needy?
How do those times when your sin overwhelms you help you evangelize the lost? How does it help you be patient with fellow disciples?