• Elderly, but Happy

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  • Saul’s Final Rejection

    1 Samuel 28:3–25

    Scripture is clear that the people of God may not take part in necromancy, sorcery, and other dark arts. Saul’s example shows us that when we play with such things, we open ourselves up to great danger. We must stay ...Read More

  • David Deceives Achish

    1 Samuel 27:1–28:2

    It is hard to know how to evaluate David’s actions in today’s passage. If they were sinful, let us note that David still accomplished good for Israel by defeating many of the nation’s enemies. Sometimes we put ourselves in certain ...Read More

  • David Spares Saul Again

    1 Samuel 26

    We do not have the same role in the history of redemption that David did. However, we know that God in His providence is working for our good just as He worked for David’s. We may not always understand how ...Read More

  • Abigail Saves David

    1 Samuel 25

    God restrains evil men from destroying His people. As we see in today’s passage, however, He also restrains His servants from destroying themselves. Most of us can probably think of at least one occasion when an unexpected conversation or event ...Read More

  • David Spares Saul’s Life

    1 Samuel 24

    David stayed his hand not because Saul deserved to live but because he was not Saul’s appointed judge. The Lord did not commission him to execute Saul, so he had to leave vengeance to the Lord. Although there are times ...Read More

  • Adversity Leads to Glory

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  • David Escapes Saul

    1 Samuel 23

    God offered David many specific encouragements when he was on the run from Saul. The Lord continues to encourage His people today through His Word, which assures us of God’s presence and power. When you need fresh assurance that the ...Read More

  • Saul Kills the Priests at Nob

    1 Samuel 22

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage that nothing is too vile for men to do when God has given them over to the lust of their hearts. Saul’s murder of the priests at Nob shows the depths to which human ...Read More

  • David on the Run

    1 Samuel 21

    Scripture does not tell us directly whether David’s lie and feigning of insanity were right. Perhaps they were justifiable under the circumstances. What we do see in 1 Samuel 21 is that God provided weapons and food to David and ...Read More