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Week 14 Day 6
Saul spent himself on anger
plots to kill David
In the process
Saul was destroying himself
David behaved in such a way
as to set a standard
of honor and reconciliation
Saul's thinking was
colored by rage
and could not be trusted.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT SAUL? David spared his life because judgment belongs to God.
I Samuel 25, 26 & 27
39When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "The Lord
has returned the wickedness of Nabal on his own head." And
David sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife.
1The Ziphites came to Saul, saying, "Is David not hiding in
the hill of Hachilah?" 2Then Saul went down to the Wilderness
of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him. 3Saul encamped by the road. But David stayed in the wilderness,
sent out spies, and understood that Saul had indeed come.
5So David arose and came to the place where Saul camped.
David saw where Saul lay, and also Abner the son of Ner, the
commander of his army. 6Then David said, "Who will go down
with me to Saul in the camp?" And Abishai said, "I will."
David and Abishai came by night; and there Saul lay sleeping
within the camp, with his spear stuck in the ground by his head.
Abner and the people lay all around him. 8Abishai said to David, "Please, let me strike him at once with the spear, right to the earth; I will not have to strike him a second time!"
11But David said, "The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lord's anointed. But please, take now the spear and the jug of water that are by his head, and let us go." 12So David took the spear and the jug of water and they got away; and no man saw or knew it or awoke, because a deep sleep from the Lord had fallen on them.
13Now David went over to the other side, and stood on the
top of a hill afar off. 14David called out, "Do you not answer,
Abner?" Then Abner answered, "Who are you, calling out to
the king?" 15So David said to Abner, "Are you not a man?
As the Lord lives, you deserve to die, because you have not
guarded your master, the Lord's anointed."
22And David answered Saul, "Here is the king's spear. Let
one of the young men come over and get it. 23May the Lord
repay every man for his righteousness and faithfulness; for the
Lord delivered you into my hand today. 24Indeed, as your life
was valued much in my eyes, so let my life be valued much in
the eyes of the Lord."
1David said in his heart, "Now I shall perish someday by the
hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should
speedily escape to the land of the Philistines; and Saul will
despair of me, to seek me anymore in any part of Israel. So
I shall escape out of his hand." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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