Tag Archives: Saul

Going Deeper: 1 Samuel 25:1-38 – Blessed are the Peacemakers

Jesus told His disciples, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). One of the greatest blessings of this life is knowing God’s presence and being considered worthy of the title, “Christian.” Beside the blessing of a life of peace is being part of the peacemaking process. Strife […]

Going Deeper: My Lord the King – 1 Samuel 24

One of the greatest attributes Christians should foster is humility. Combined with meekness, humility demonstrates a willingness to submit for the benefit of others putting their needs before our own. Realizing we are created beings lifted from the dirt allows us to see more clearly than when our minds are filled with the falsehoods of […]

Going Deeper: Except Jesus – 1 Samuel 22:5-23

Paranoia can be one of the most destructive states of mind we can experience. Seeing everyone around us as a potential threat, fearing our own inadequacies to the point of paralysis , and attacking our allies out of distrust is just a short list of the issues involved. From a simple reading of the Scriptures, […]

Going Deeper: Go In Peace – 1 Samuel 20:42

Since King Saul was bent on evil toward David despite his innocence, David was ultimately left with no choice but to run for it. However, Jonathan held out hope for a solution. Since we first see him in the Scriptures, Jonathan was an optimist. An ideal friend and consummate advocate for resolution, the son of […]

Going Deeper: Whatsoever Thy Soul Desireth – 1 Samuel 20:1-17

David’s relationship with the son of King Saul, Jonathan, was instrumental to his survival.   As an agent of salvation, Jonathan protected David and advocated with his father on many occasions.  Because of Jonathan’s position and reputation, the King listened to him. This intercession by Jonathan, at risk to his own life, showed his love and devotion […]

Going Deeper: A King’s Daughter – 1 Damuel 18:17-30

Sometimes we fear what we cannot control. This fear of the unknown is common and understandable, but the children of God should live by faith and not sight. Faith in the hope we have in Jesus Christ is the key. This week we are considering the fear that King Saul had toward David who only […]

Going Deeper: Facing Giants – 1 Samuel 17:1-58

What more can be said about David and Goliath? Next to Jesus crucifixion, it is perhaps the most well known event in the Bible. The smallest child can relate to the story of the boy who faced a giant. It is a trope, a cliche. But is it? If we believe the Bible to be […]

Going Deeper: Cast Me Not Away – Psalm 51:11

The Bible tells us, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). Certainly, an honest reading of the Scriptures presents the fact that God hates sin. He may be graceful and merciful, but still He hates sin as an act of rebellion and worse as destructive behavior […]

Going Deeper: The LORD Knows – 1 Samuel 16:6-7

Have you ever faced a moment when you didn’t have all the facts? God hasn’t. Can you read minds? God can. Do you have perfect understanding of the past, present and future? God does. The truth is that our perspective is limited, but we can trust that God knows and understands all things. Realizing the […]

Going Deeper: Listen – 1 Samuel 15:1-35

Have you ever failed to follow clear and explicit instructions? I have, and what happened afterward I do not care to relive. After failing to deliver a completed assignment to my manager many years ago, I was told firmly that if I was not able to perform the required tasks of my role, someone else […]