Category Archives: I Samuel

1 Samuel 31:1-13 It Does Not Matter How One begins, But How He Finishes

1 Samuel 31:1-13 1 Now the Philistines attacked Israel, and the men of Israel fled before them. Many were slaughtered on the slopes of Mount Gilboa. 2 The Philistines closed in on Saul and his sons, and they killed three … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 30:16-31 The Purpose of Wealth is Not to Hoard It, But to Share It

1 Samuel 30:16-31 16 So he led David to them, and they found the Amalekites spread out across the fields, eating and drinking and dancing with joy because of the vast amount of plunder they had taken from the Philistines … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 30:1-15 The Next Step Is All That Matters

1 Samuel 30:1-15 1 Three days later, when David and his men arrived home at their town of Ziklag, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid into the Negev and Ziklag; they had crushed Ziklag and burned it … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 28:3-25 God is Not Impressed By Zeal But By Obedience

1 Samuel 28:3-25 3 Meanwhile, Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him. He was buried in Ramah, his hometown. And Saul had banned from the land of Israel all mediums and those who consult the spirits of … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 28:1-2, 29:1-11 Trust is Letting God Lead By the Minute

1 Samuel 28:1-2, 29:1-11 1 About that time the Philistines mustered their armies for another war with Israel. King Achish told David, “You and your men will be expected to join me in battle.” 2 “Very well!” David agreed. “Now … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 27:1-11 Keep Friends Close, But Enemies Closer

1 Samuel 27:1-11 1 But David kept thinking to himself, “Someday Saul is going to get me. The best thing I can do is escape to the Philistines. Then Saul will stop hunting for me in Israelite territory, and I … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 26:14-27:1 Sometimes Retreating is Advancing

1 Samuel 26:14-27:1 14 Then he shouted down to the soldiers and to Abner son of Ner, “Wake up, Abner!” “Who is it?” Abner demanded. 15 “Well, Abner, you’re a great man, aren’t you?” David taunted. “Where in all Israel … Continue reading

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