Psalm 27: 1-4….The soldier thinks.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;whom shall I fear?The LORD is the stronghold of my life;of whom shall I be afraid?When evildoers assail meto eat up my flesh,my adversaries and foes,it is they who stumble and fall.Though an army encamp against me,my heart shall not fear;though war arise against me,yet I will beContinue reading “Psalm 27: 1-4….The soldier thinks.”

Psalm 3: ….David under attack from his son Absalom.

O LORD, how many are my foes!Many are rising against me;many are saying of my soul,“There is no salvation for him in God. SelahBut you, O LORD, are a shield about me,my glory, and the lifter of my head.I cried aloud to the LORD,and he answered me from his holy hill. SelahI lay down andContinue reading “Psalm 3: ….David under attack from his son Absalom.”

1 Samuel 31: 1-7…..Saul and his family dead!

Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him,Continue reading “1 Samuel 31: 1-7…..Saul and his family dead!”

1 Samuel 30: 16-20…Family and Property regained!

And when he had taken him down, behold, they were spread abroad over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah. And David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the nextContinue reading “1 Samuel 30: 16-20…Family and Property regained!”

1 Samuel 29: 1-5…. Some did, some didn’t.

Now the Philistines had gathered all their forces at Aphek. And the Israelites were encamped by the spring that is in Jezreel. As the lords of the Philistines were passing on by hundreds and by thousands, and David and his men were passing on in the rear with Achish, the commanders of the Philistines said,Continue reading “1 Samuel 29: 1-5…. Some did, some didn’t.”

1 Samuel 19: 8-13…..Was it the Green-eyed Dragon?

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.Continue reading “1 Samuel 19: 8-13…..Was it the Green-eyed Dragon?”

1 Samuel 18: 17-22….Arranged marriages.

Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you for a wife. Only be valiant for me and fight the LORD’S battles.” For Saul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” And David said to Saul,Continue reading “1 Samuel 18: 17-22….Arranged marriages.”

1 Samuel 17: 44-49….Something new enters Goliath’s head!

The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the field.” Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in theContinue reading “1 Samuel 17: 44-49….Something new enters Goliath’s head!”

1 Samuel 17: 38-43….Unequally armed for the fight.

Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these,Continue reading “1 Samuel 17: 38-43….Unequally armed for the fight.”

1 Samuel 17: 33-37….Royal authority granted.

And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion,Continue reading “1 Samuel 17: 33-37….Royal authority granted.”