Questions asked by Ahimelech and Amaziah

This week we will look at questions asked by Ahimelech, a priest during the time of David. David was running from Saul and he came to the priest for assistance. As a result, Ahimelech paid a hefty price. It’s an amazing story that covers a couple of chapters.

Since this study may be short, let’s also look the questions asked by Amaziah, who is described as a king who ” . . . did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly” (2 Chron. 25:2).

In your journal or notebook, be sure to record: (1) To whom was the question asked? (2) What was the response? (3) What difference did the question make?  (4) What do you realize about God that you didn’t before this week’s quest?

Ahimelech’s Questions:

Why are you alone? 1 Sam. 21:1                                                                                                    

Why is no one with you? 1 Sam. 21:1

Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king’s son-in-law, captain of

your bodyguard and highly respected in your household? 1 Sam. 22:14

Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? 1 Sam. 22:15

Amaziah’s Questions:

But, what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops? 2 Chron. 25:9 

Have we appointed you an adviser to the king? 2 Chron. 25:16                                              

Why be struck down? 2 Chron. 25:16