1 Samuel 21: 7-10…..Bad and good news.

Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD. His name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul’s herdsmen.
Then David said to Ahimelech, “Then have you not here a spear or a sword at hand? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.” And the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it, for there is none but that here.” And David said, “There is none like that; give it to me.”
And David rose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Comment: The bad news – There is a guy there from the enemy camp! We will have to see later if that is relevant. The good news – David gets Goliath’s sword. No doubt very heavy for the young David when he used it to cut off Goliath’s head, but just what he needs as a seasoned soldier, who had to flee without his weaponry!

Heading into Goliath’s old home turf seems a bit dangerous to me!

Prayer: Whatever the circumstances train me to look to You for the wisdom I need.

One thought on “1 Samuel 21: 7-10…..Bad and good news.

  1. Thank you Barry for your comments on this passage. David is obviously in great haste for some food, for a weapon and for somewhere to hide. So why go to Goliath’s home town? Doeg is going to be a “fly in the ointment.” God bless you.


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