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April 21, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Samuel 22 (ESV)

David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him. And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.

And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay with you, till I know what God will do for me.” And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not remain in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth...Continue Reading

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  1. 14Then Ahimelech answered the king, “And who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king’s son-in-law, and captain over your bodyguard, and honored in your house? 15Is today the first time that I have inquired of God for him? No! Let not the king impute anything to his servant or to all the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, much or little.”

  2. Saul orders Doeg to kill the priests and that happened…..very very sad such violence over Saul’s over inflated sense of self, jealousy and paranoia

  3. Agreed Jim! What a sad chapter and how dark the heart of Saul has become to slay the innocent and telling Doeg to do it when others wouldn’t. Their unwillingness shows the wicked nature of the act and the clear challenge it is to God and His priests. Saul is becoming unglued…

    David is doing what he needs to provide and protects his parents in Moab because it is not hard to imagine that Saul might threaten them to get to David or just kill them randomly. But David is also gathering together the outcasts of society. They find identification with each other and will become David’s mighty men.

    It is neat how David comforts Abiather in his loss and welcomes him to join his band and offers him safety.

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