Category Archives: 1Samuel

Mourning God’s Anointed

The death of Saul would have been a celebration for most kings-in-waiting.  Yet for David, it was a tragedy.  Saul was God’s anointed one, and for David, to hear that God’s anointed fell on his sword was a defeat for … Continue reading

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Plunder Parable

Jesus says, “the last will be first, and the first will be last” (Matthew 20:16).  In parable of the workers in the vineyard, some workers complain because others who work less receive as a much pay as them.  Seems like … Continue reading

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Push or Chase

David decided that he would go into the land of the Philistines to live, hoping that Saul would stop looking for him.   David was received with favour by the local Philistine king.  Saul, on the other hand, was soon under … Continue reading

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Holy Normative

David continues to be very careful in the way he responds to Saul’s attack.  He could have killed him more than once now, yet he spares Saul’s life.  And I am coming to realize that David’s response is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Feisty Wife

David and his men were often in the hills, on the run, and in hiding from Saul and his men.  It turns out that the shepherds of Nabal were also in those hills, and David and his men ensured that … Continue reading

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Respecting The Anointed

David has the opportunity to kill Saul in the cave.  And he doesn’t.  Maybe if he had, David would have been immediately exalted as king.  It seems that people follow Saul out of fear and not allegiance, so a quick … Continue reading

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Carnage of Doeg

When Saul chases David, he finds out that Ahimelek the priest helped him,  he accuses Ahimelek of betraying him.  For Saul, everyone is out to get him.  And so his paranoia leads him to a response that continues to stack … Continue reading

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