Category Archives: 1Samuel

Worthy to Come to God

When you have sinned, come to God in confidence that he loves you, will separate you from your sin entirely, and will cleanse you in the grace of Jesus who died for you and for that sin. God is pleased … Continue reading

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Hannah: Dedicated Longing

Are you willing to do what you pray to God? Are you willing to fulfill the commitment you make to God when he answers your prayer? Today we learn, from the example of Hannah, a posture before God which we … Continue reading

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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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