SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 23:15–29


The pursuit for David’s life (1 Sam 23:15) continued in the wilderness.

How can we be strengthened in the wilderness?

Two ways we are strengthened in the wilderness:

A. Receive God’s Encouragement (1 Sam 23:15-18)

And Jonathan … went to David … and strengthened his hand in God. Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you(v.16)

B. Experience God’s Deliverance (1 Sam 23:19-29)

“As Saul and his men were closing in on David … to capture them, a messenger came …” (vv.26b, 27a)


“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” (Psa 54:4)

Reflection Questions (for CGs and families)

  1. To what extent are you prepared to encourage someone this week? What is one thing that the Lord is calling you to do to be someone’s “Jonathan”?

  2. What dead-end situation requiring God’s divine deliverance are you experiencing now? What are the promises you can cling on to as you trust God to be the Helper and Sustainer of your life?

Next Week’s Sermon

1 Samuel 24:1–22

Next Week’s Speakers

Sarah Chan (BPJ), Rev Dr Chua Chung Kai (WDL), & Ps Matthew Lo (East)