1 Samuel 17: 19-27….David sees the giant!

Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host wasContinue reading “1 Samuel 17: 19-27….David sees the giant!”

1 Samuel 17: 12-18….David sent to the battle front.

Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years. The three oldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to theContinue reading “1 Samuel 17: 12-18….David sent to the battle front.”

1 Samuel 17: 1-7….Goliath introduced.

Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. And the PhilistinesContinue reading “1 Samuel 17: 1-7….Goliath introduced.”

1 Samuel 14: 15-20…. God supports Jonathan.

And there was a panic in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and even the raiders trembled, the earth quaked, and it became a very great panic.And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude was dispersing here and there. Then Saul said toContinue reading “1 Samuel 14: 15-20…. God supports Jonathan.”

1 Samuel 14: 6-14….A small but convincing victory!

Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armour, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few.” And his armour-bearer said to him, “Do all that is inContinue reading “1 Samuel 14: 6-14….A small but convincing victory!”

1 Samuel 13: 15-23….Full of details that make it real!

And Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal. The rest of the people went up after Saul to meet the army; they went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin.And Saul numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men. And Saul and Jonathan his son and the people who were presentContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 15-23….Full of details that make it real!”

1 Samuel 13: 6-10… Whoops, what have I done!

When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble (for the people were hard pressed), the people hid themselves in caves and in holes and in rocks and in tombs and in cisterns, and some Hebrews crossed the fords of the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul was still atContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 6-10… Whoops, what have I done!”

1 Samuel 13: 1-5…..Kings and Princes go to war.

Saul lived for one year and then became king, and when he had reigned for two years over Israel, Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. The rest of the people heContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 1-5…..Kings and Princes go to war.”