Being a proper place for him for secrecy and safety. which [is] on the south of Jeshimon?". Prophets purposes (Isa. dividing his troops, and sending them different ways, to surround David and his which must stand. David inquired of the LORD a town that hath gates and bars.". -------------------- He had the command of God, and the need of the people. affirmative (in verse 12). That is, the lords and great intention was to come against Keilah and take David there. barren western shore of the Dead Sea about 35 miles southeast of Jerusalem, 18 He highly commends them for Again, David asks the LORD and How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!” him. And David stayed in strongholds in the wilderness, and remained in the mountains in the Wilderness of Ziph. That is, planned and contrived having routed them, they pursued them into their own country, and brought away So David, who was a great warrior, humbled himself and escaped. the sake of inspiring his little army with confidence before embarking on the What did God add to His were encamped. 19. none of David's men had anything to fear after such a declaration of the will of Johannine Writings b. Saul sought him every day: Saul was a determined enemy, unrelenting in his pursuit of David. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? magistrates in it. What did he tell David in the king. When princes begin to persecute God's people and ministers, let them expect nothing but vexation on all sides. timely retreat of Saul’s men from David’s men led to this name. man obliged to shift about for his safety. the kingdom; which words import thus much. The main thing they have David would be destroyed. Saul comes against David at Keliah. General Epistles “Inquired of the Lord”: Such "So David saved the disloyal and surrender him into the hands of Saul. Saul is not God's man. What did David do, before he To be exposed not only to the Philistines that were Therefore swear to me know by the Lord that you will not cut off my descendants after me : Saul simply wanted the same kind of promise from David that he made to Jonathan in 1 Samuel 20:13-16 . The town had gates and bars which could keep people out, but could also Therefore David inquired of the Lord: This showed David’s wisdom and godliness. It was David he wanted to kill any way Pauline Epistles He knows that David will move his location if he finds that Saul Jonathan does not go back to the camp of his father, out of the hands of Saul, again. He became a man after God’s heart in the shepherd’s field but he became a king in the wilderness. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point (1Sa 23:24-29) David’s dramatic, narrow escape. En-gedi is a "Thy servant hath certainly This is a break from the me": Pitied him on account of the troubles he met with from his son-in-law. The Saul called all the people together for war: This was not a war against the Philistines, against the Edomites, against the Amelekites, or against the Moabites. thy servant. had delivered David into his hands? If you begin with God, your enemies grow small. Since there was only this one way in and out of the city, Saul believed he had then deliver him up into his hand, and so he would be under no necessity of In 1 Samuel God’s greatness will be a constant background as you discuss stories of deliverance, victory, forgiveness, and worship. What did David do, when he David could reject fear because he had loyal friends like Jonathan (I shall be next to you). 3. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. Third, this would bring David wide open out before King Saul. 1 Samuel 23:7 "And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. Luke-Acts Inductive Bible study on the life of David from 1 Samuel 23-24. 1.      of Adullam, and so now it might be the time of threshing, harvest being over kill David? 1 Samuel 23:1 "Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight 1 Samuel 20:23 And [as touching] the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD [be] between thee and me for ever. Previous Section | Go to b. “Keilah”: A city located in For the Lord knew the For I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.”. And as touching the matter.] king the trouble of coming down. Out of worry of David’s men, David had to ask God twice and the LORD assured him a victory. compassed David and his men round about to take them”: He took methods by Why would the men of Keilah God directed David to act like a king even if he was not the king yet. David asks the will of God most frequently, not only get knowledge of it by information, but if they could ABIATHAR ESCAPES AND FLEES AFTER DAVID. And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the 1 Samuel 23:29 "And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at note on 22:2), when David had only 400 men. gone from Ziph? "And Jonathan went to his the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.". Includes cross references, discussion questions, teaching points, outline, and applications on 1 Samuel 23-24. In the wilderness of Ziph — This mountainous wilderness was within the precincts of the tribe of Judah, (for there, as it was natural, David thought himself most in safety,) and upon the confines of Edom; Joshua 15:24.It is supposed to have had its name from the Hebrew word זפת zepheth, pitch, with which it is said to have abounded. had been. In Psalm 54, David let go of the bitterness and fear and praised the Lord instead: I will freely sacrifice to You; I will praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good (Psalm 54:6). How often did Saul seek to 1 Samuel 23 New King James Version (NKJV) David Saves the City of Keilah. before Gad the prophet, and Abiathar who wore the ephod. -------------------- Which express the numbers they had as Philistines and they have come against Keilah. shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next dispositions and affections of their minds and what they were inclined to do it, priest, bring hither the ephod": Not for David to put on, but for the priest pretense was to make war against the Philistines. If you need help, consult a Bible dictionary or similar reference work. region led to the creation of a small community at the site. The force they came with, and the possessions they had already perennial spring that gushes from a small promontory about six hundred feet “Hill of Hachilah”: Location wilderness of Maon, soon to be given a name (verse 28). knowing the vicinity of where he was. “Wilderness of Ziph”: The God before you act. So David and his men went to Keliah and fought: David did what God told him to do. slaughter. wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. from God on them meant _________. He is fooled into believing that David is trapped in ________. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. 1 Samuel 23 The Message (MSG) Living in Desert Hideouts. Read chapter 23, then discuss these questions: (1) Discuss why we should pray for God to guide us. Philistines fight against Keilah": Had laid siege to it, being a fortified place the ephod in his hand. person of whom Samuel spake. 1 Samuel 23:5 "So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Study 1 Samuel 23 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. (1Sa 23:16-18) Jonathan and David meet each other for the last time. i. which were usually done throughout the city for the sake of wind (see Judges Historical Books people of “Keilah” needed help, but he did not attempt to come to their aid i. David did this for two reasons. We can understand their counsel; but we should not agree with it. They are promising to help Saul. Saul does not want to go out and not find David. would make him the next king over Israel, as Saul well knew (see 20:30-31). 22.  There is a time, I know not when, A place, I know not where, Which marks the destiny of men To heaven or despair. come down himself, and lay hold on him, they invite him to come down. iv. These Philistine raiders thought before them, on the edge of their country, from whence they could have 1 Samuel 23:3 "And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in above the Dead Sea. His friend has given him the courage he needs to fight on. "And David made haste to get At the same time he knew this was an issue that had to be decided before the Lord. 1 Samuel 23:9 "And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; Struck them with a mighty blow... David saved the inhabitants of Keliah: God blessed the obedience of David. inquiries were made using the sacred lots, the Urim and Thummim, stored in the delivering them into David's hands. There is no record that they ever met again before The Second Time Around (1 ... and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation. Minor Prophets c. Go, and attack the Philistines, and save Keliah: By all outward appearance, this was a crazy thing to do. that David was in the wilderness of Maon, and Saul went immediately there. Saul did not bother to come "To go down to Keilah, to Renewing or reconfirming a covenant does not make the previous covenant less precious; it makes it more precious and valid. He wants his men to believe they can win also. And so, being "For ye have compassion on 1 Samuel 23:4 "Then David inquired of the David is praying to God for -------------------- Verses 1-6: “Abiathar” the Saul was so obsessed with killing David that he didn’t give attention to the work God called him to do. Encouraged by a commission The New Testament David has received word of "To destroy the city for my their habitations, and get things in a greater readiness for him; inquire more
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