Week 14   Day 4

 

Saul's love for David turned angry

            and Jonathan (Saul's son and David's friend)

            was caught in the middle

            of conflicting loyalties

 

 

God had enabled David

to conquer Goliath

            but why was it

            that nothing could conquer

            the evil spirit

            that possessed Saul?

 

 

Saul had some great victories

            on the battlefield

nevertheless he could not win

            the war within himself.



                                  DAVID ON THE RUN
  Saul was consumed by bitterness, rage and jealousy.
                               I Samuel 18, 19, 20 & 23

 

     2Saul took David that day, and would not let him go home

anymore.  5David went wherever Saul sent him and behaved

wisely.  6Now it happened as they were coming home, that

women had come out of the cities, singing and dancing, to

meet King Saul, with tambourines.  7The women danced,
and sang:  "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his
ten
thousands."  Saul was very angry, and said, "What
more
can he have but the kingdom?"  9So Saul eyed David
from
that day forward.

    1Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to his servants, that
they should kill David.  2So Jonathan told David,
"My father
Saul seeks to kill you.  Please be on your guard until
morning,
and stay in a secret place and hide.  3 I will go out and
stand
beside my father in the field where you are, and I will
speak
with my father about you.  What I observe, I will tell you."

    30Then Saul's anger was aroused against Jonathan, and
he
said to him, "You son of a perverse, rebellious woman!" 
Do I
not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your
shame? 
As long as the son of Jesse lives, you shall not be
established,
nor your kingdom.  Send and bring him to me,
for he shall surely
die."  32Jonathan answered Saul his father,
"Why should he
be killed?  What has he done?"  33Then
Saul cast a spear at him.

    34So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and ate
no
food.  He was grieved for David, because his father had

treated him shamefully.

    1David escaped to the cave of Adullam.  When his father's

house heard it, they went down there to him.  2Everyone who

was in distress, in debt, and was discontented gathered to him. 

So David became captain over about four hundred men.

    9Doeg the Edomite, said, "I saw the son of Jesse going to

Ahimelech, 10who gave him provisions."  11So the king sent

to Ahimelech the priest, and13said to him, "Why have you

conspired against me?"

    14Ahimelech answered, "Who among your servants is as

faithful as David."  17Then the king said to the guards, "Turn

and kill the priests of the Lord; their hand is with David.  But
they would not strike the priests.  18So Doeg the Edomite

killed eighty-five men who wore a linen ephod.  20One son

of Ahimelech, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David. 
               This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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