1 Samuel 25: 32-38….Why did she ever marry him?

And David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from working salvation with my own hand! For as surely as the LORD, the God of Israel,Continue reading “1 Samuel 25: 32-38….Why did she ever marry him?”

1 Samuel 25: 28-31….A good lesson taught!

Please forgive the trespass of your servant. For the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil shall not be found in you so long as you live. If men rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the lifeContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 28-31….A good lesson taught!”

1 Samuel 25: 21-28a…..Thoughts and words!

Now David had said, “Surely in vain have I guarded all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him, and he has returned me evil for good. God do so to the enemies of David and more also, if by morning I leave so muchContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 21-28a…..Thoughts and words!”

1 Samuel 25: 14-20….A wife plans an escape.

But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, “Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to greet our master, and he railed at them. Yet the men were very good to us, and we suffered no harm, and we did not miss anything when we were in the fields, as long asContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 14-20….A wife plans an escape.”

1 Samuel 25: 10-13….. David sees ‘red’!

And Nabal answered David’s servants, “Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants these days who are breaking away from their masters. Shall I take my bread and my water and my meat that I have killed for my shearers and give it to men who come from I doContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 10-13….. David sees ‘red’!”

1 Samuel 25: 1-9…..There must be more to this story!

Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah.Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran. And there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he had three thousand sheep and a thousandContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 1-9…..There must be more to this story!”

1 Samuel 25: 1a…..Samuel’s epitaph.

Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah. Comment: We’ve had a lot of detail of Samuel’s life. His beginning, even the emotional and sexual history of his parents is given us in Chapter one of this book He dies at the beginningContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 1a…..Samuel’s epitaph.”

1 Samuel 24: 16-22…..A Temporary Peace.

As soon as David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. He said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil. And you have declared thisContinue reading “1 Samuel 24: 16-22…..A Temporary Peace.”

1 Samuel 24: 8-15…..A brave showing.

Afterward David also arose and went out of the cave, and called after Saul, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth and paid homage. And David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Behold, David seeks yourContinue reading “1 Samuel 24: 8-15…..A brave showing.”

1 Samuel 24: 1-7….Hunted again….

When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.” Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men in front of the Wildgoats’ Rocks. And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where there wasContinue reading “1 Samuel 24: 1-7….Hunted again….”