David's Rise and Saul's Jealousy

Apr 28, 2024    Pastor Jeremy Roh

Discussion Questions

1. Jealousy arises when we determine what is good based on our own understanding, rather than trusting God's perspective. This can lead to comparing ourselves to others and coveting their successes or possessions. In what areas of your life do you find yourself most prone to comparing yourself to others and feeling

jealous? How can you begin to shift your perspective to align with God's view

of what is truly valuable?

2. David's obedience to God and his eternal perspective are key factors in overcoming jealousy, while Saul's focus on worldly pursuits is shown to be ultimately unfulfilling. Can you share an experience where you chose to trust God's plan for your life, even when it didn't align with your own desires or the world's expectations?

How did this decision impact your sense of peace and contentment?

3. In Christ, we have already won the ultimate victory, and our new goal is to pursue

sanctification and learn to walk in step with the Holy Spirit. This realization can help us find satisfaction and peace from the very beginning of our spiritual journey. How

does understanding that you are already victorious in Christ change your

approach to dealing with jealousy and comparison? What practical steps can

you take to focus on sanctification and walking with the Spirit in your daily life?

4. Paul's words in Philippians 4:11-13 teach us the secret of being content in all

circumstances, whether in plenty or in need. The sermon emphasizes the importance

of rooting our identity and satisfaction in Christ to find joy and peace regardless of

our external situation. What are some specific ways you can cultivate a heart of

contentment in your current circumstances? How can you remind yourself to

find your ultimate satisfaction in Christ when you feel discontent or jealous?

5. The Spirit of God is the antidote to a jealous heart, enabling us to celebrate others'

successes and find true contentment in Christ alone. As we allow the gospel to

transform our hearts, we can experience freedom from the trap of comparison and

jealousy. Can you think of a time when you genuinely celebrated someone else's

success, even when you felt jealous or envious? How did the Spirit of God work

in your heart to enable you to find joy in their victory? What can you do to

consistently practice celebrating others and finding your contentment in Christ?