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April 26, 2018

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

1 Samuel 27 (ESV)

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 his hand.” So David arose and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.And David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel, and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal’s widow. And when it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer sought him.

Then David said to Achish, “If I have found favor in your eyes, let a place be given me in one of the country towns, that I may dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?” So that day Achish gave him Ziklag. Therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day. And the number of the days that David lived in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months.....Continue Reading

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  1. A pretty uneventful chapter. The enemy of my enemy is now my friend? Or does seeking refuge from the Philistines show David’s desperation and Saul’s obsession with finding him in Israel. It appears God is blessing this, so at times it is suitable to develop our own ideas for maintaining safety as long as it is not inconsistent with faith and obedience.

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