1 Samuel 28: 8-17….Saul going where he shouldn’t go.

So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.” The woman said to him, “Surely you know what SaulContinue reading “1 Samuel 28: 8-17….Saul going where he shouldn’t go.”

1 Samuel 28: 1-7…Pandora’s Box.

In those days the Philistines gathered their forces for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, “Understand that you and your men are to go out with me in the army.” David said to Achish, “Very well, you shall know what your servant can do.” And Achish said to David, “Very well,Continue reading “1 Samuel 28: 1-7…Pandora’s Box.”

1 Samuel 27: 8-12….Murder and Deceit.

Now David and his men went up and made raids against the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites, for these were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as far as Shur, to the land of Egypt. And David would strike the land and would leave neither man nor woman alive, but would takeContinue reading “1 Samuel 27: 8-12….Murder and Deceit.”

1 Samuel 27: 1-7…..An accepted refugee.

Then David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of hisContinue reading “1 Samuel 27: 1-7…..An accepted refugee.”

1 Samuel 26: 22- ch 27: 1a…..David travels to Philistia.

And David answered and said, “Here is the spear, O king! Let one of the young men come over and take it. The LORD rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the LORD gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the LORD’S anointed. Behold,Continue reading “1 Samuel 26: 22- ch 27: 1a…..David travels to Philistia.”

1 Samuel 26: 17-21…..Saul calls off the hunt.

Saul recognized David’s voice and said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” And David said, “It is my voice, my lord, O king.” And he said, “Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? What evil is on my hands? Now therefore let my lord the king hear theContinue reading “1 Samuel 26: 17-21…..Saul calls off the hunt.”

1 Samuel 26: 13-16….A morning wake up call!

Then David went over to the other side and stood far off on the top of the hill, with a great space between them. And David called to the army, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, “Will you not answer, Abner?” Then Abner answered, “Who are you who calls to the king?” AndContinue reading “1 Samuel 26: 13-16….A morning wake up call!”

1 Samuel 26: 6-12….Sleep on – with sweet dreams!

Then David said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Joab’s brother Abishai the son of Zeruiah, “Who will go down with me into the camp to Saul?” And Abishai said, “I will go down with you.” So David and Abishai went to the army by night. And there lay Saul sleeping within the encampment, withContinue reading “1 Samuel 26: 6-12….Sleep on – with sweet dreams!”

1 Samuel 26: 1-5…..Back on the chase!

Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding himself on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the east of Jeshimon?” So Saul arose and went down to the wilderness of Ziph with three thousand chosen men of Israel to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul encampedContinue reading “1 Samuel 26: 1-5…..Back on the chase!”

1 Samuel 25: 39-44….What time span does this cover?

When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the LORD who has avenged the insult I received at the hand of Nabal, and has kept back his servant from wrongdoing. The LORD has returned the evil of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent and spoke to Abigail, to take herContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 39-44….What time span does this cover?”