1 Samuel 27 David Lives among the Philistines

David 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…   David’s despair: 27:1-12; 29:1-30:30.  Deeply despondent,… (READ MORE)

1 Samuel 26 David Spares Saul Again at Ziph

Saul’s betrayal David stayed in the wilderness, and he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness. 4 David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul had indeed come. 12 So David took the spear and the jug of water… (READ MORE)

1 Samuel 25 David and Abigail

Abigail made haste… The story of David and Abigail shows how much david and his band needed food during these days of pursuit, and David’s care that they not act as outlaws. 18 Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred… (READ MORE)

Psalm 57:7 My Heart is Steadfast O God

  A Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors 571 To the Chief Musician. Set to ‘Do Not Destroy.’ A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my… (READ MORE)

1 Samuel 24 Fear of and Faith in God

After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea? David twice spares Saul’s life: 24:1-26:25.  Now Saul dedicates himself to hunting David down.  On two occasions David has the opportunities to… (READ MORE)