GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS
1. This passage contains a lamentation from David upon hearing about the deaths of Saul and Jonathan. What do his words reveal about his feelings towards Saul, especially considering his complex relationship with him?
2. Even though he had experienced conflict and danger from Saul in the past, David refuses to respond in kind or denounce Saul after his death. What might this passage teach us about forgiveness and respect?
3. What do David's words reveal about his feelings towards Jonathan? How do these words reflect the quality of their friendship? How do David's words of loyalty and friendship resonate with modern relationships and values? How might this lamentation inspire friendship and loyalty today?
4. There are themes of loyalty, friendship, mourning and grief present in this passage. How do they resonate with our own experiences and relationships today? How can we apply the principles from this passage to our own lives and relationships?
5. In those moments where you experience grief, how do you process it?
6. Do you think our culture does a good job of handling grief? Why or why not? If not, how might we do better?