2 Samuel 16:5-14
Responding to the Critics

2 Samuel 16:5-14

  1. Choose not to retaliate when you have been wronged by another.
  2. Don’t ignore what God might be teaching you through the criticism of others.
  3. Trust that the Lord sees your misery and will bring vindication and restoration.

Take Action!

Exodus 22:28, 1 Samuel 19:16-17, 1 Kings 2:8-9, 36-46, Romans 12:19
  1. What is the Spirit prompting you to do after hearing this message?
  2. How do you typically respond to criticism or personal attacks?
  3. What can you learn from David and his response to Shimei?
  4. Which of the three points above are most difficult for you to carry out? Why? Spend time praying for the Lord’s enablement.
  5. Who do you need to share this message with this week?