And there was war again. And David went out and fought with the Philistines and struck them with a great blow, so that they fled before him. Then a harmful spirit from the LORD came upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing the lyre. And Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he eluded Saul, so that he struck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.
Saul sent messengers to David’s house to watch him, that he might kill him in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, told him, “If you do not escape with your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.” So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled away and escaped. Michal took an image and laid it on the bed and put a pillow of goats’ hair at its head and covered it with the clothes.
Comment: Another war, another victory for David and Saul’s hatred of David rose to fever pitch again. Saul tried to spear him again , but David fled to temporary safety in his own house. The seethingly angry and I am certain jealous Saul, was determined to take it further. Spies were sent to watch that David didn’t flee from his home, but Michal, David’s wife got to know about them and warned her husband. Secretly she helped him escape and delayed things for a while by making a goat haired image covered up in his bed to fool any watchers or inspectors from Saul.
Prayer: Thank You for friends who are kind and helpful to me in this life, O Lord.
One thought on “1 Samuel 19: 8-13…..Was it the Green-eyed Dragon?”
Thank you Barry for your comments. Yes, the old “green-eyed dragon” of jealousy. I still remember an old popular song when I was a teenager, titled “Jealousy!” It is still a problem for many today, and of course, as we continue reading the story of King Saul, he tried many, many times over many many years, to kill David, but God’s Hand was obviously upon David for God had his plans for David. It was certainly a life of David having to seek refuge for about 20 years. I’m sure that David would have had his thoughts of why this life-style was allowed to go on for such a long time. But once again, God’s timing was perfect. God bless you.
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