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
hand against the Lord's anointed.  But please, take now the
and the jug of water that are by his head, and let us go." 
David took the spear and the jug of water and they got
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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