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    July 2, 1885

    “Inheritance of the Saints. Continued. The Promise to David” The Signs of the Times, 11, 26.

    E. J. Waggoner

    THE SABBATH-SCHOOL.

    LESSON FOR THE PACIFIC COAST—AUG 1

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    THE PROMISE TO DAVID

    1. Relate the circumstances which led to the rejection of Saul as king of Israel. See 1 Samuel 15.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.1

    2. Where is this narrative recorded? Ib.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.2

    3. When Samuel said that the Lord had taken the kingdom from Saul, to whom did he say it had been given?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.3

    “And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.” 1 Samuel 15:28.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.4

    4. Who was the one whom the Lord chosen the place of Saul?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.5

    “And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul.” 2 Samuel 12:7.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.6

    5. From what occupation was David taken to be made king?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.7

    “Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel.” 2 Samuel 7:8.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.8

    6. Where do we have an account of the choosing and the anointing of David?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.9

    “And the Lord said unto Samuel.... Fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite; for I have provided me a king among his sons.... And Samuel did that which the Lord spake.... And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice. And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him. But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren; and the spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.” 1 Samuel 16:1-13.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.10

    7. When the Lord placed David over his people, what did he do for him?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.11

    “Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel; and I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.” 2 Samuel 7:8, 9.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.12

    8. What did he make him?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.13

    “And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.” 2 Samuel 7:9.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.14

    9. What did the Lord say he would yet do for David?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.15

    “Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee a house.” 2 Samuel 7:11, last clause.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.16

    10. To whom did the Lord say he would establish the kingdom?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.17

    “And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.” 2 Samuel 7:12.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.18

    11. For how long a time did the Lord say that David’s house and kingdom should be established?SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.19

    “And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee; thy throne shall be established forever.” 2 Samuel 7:17. E. J. W.SITI July 2, 1885, page 406.20

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