Sunday, April 17, 2011

1 Samuel 22:1-2; Psalm 57; Psalm 142; 1 Chronicles 12:8-18; 1 Samuel 22:3-23; Psalm 52; 1 Samuel 23:1-12 (New King James Version)

Whew, it's times like this when I am glad I have the Bible online and the reading all on one page!

David’s Four Hundred Men
–To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.”[a] A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.
Be exalted O God, above the heavens, let your glory be over all the earth - song we sing.  I love this song!

A Contemplation[a] of David. A Prayer when he was in the cave.
David takes his parents to Moab - for their protection.

Saul Murders the Priests
To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation[a] of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”
David Saves the City of Keilah
David is told the men of Keilah will deliver him into the hands of Saul.

1 Samuel 23:13-29; Psalm 54; 1 Samuel 24-25:44 (New King James Version)

So David and his men leave Keilah and go into the wilderness
David in Wilderness Strongholds
Jonathan finds David and they make a covenant that David will be king of Israel and Jonathan will be his right hand man.  Jonathan goes back to his house, David stays in the wilderness.

Saul pursues David and they are playing hide and seek around the mountain until someone tells Saul that the Philistines are attacking his kingdom, so he goes home to fight them.

God delivers David, hallelujah!

To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments.[a] A Contemplation[b] of David when the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Is David not hiding with us?”
David Spares Saul
Saul goes to do business in a cave where David and his men are.  His men want him to kill Saul, but David says he will not touch one of God's anointed. 
Death of Samuel
David and the Wife of Nabal
Nabal's wife, Abigail redeems him after he rejects David.  Nabal dies and Abigail becomes his wife, along with Ahinoam. 

Saul had told David that Michal would be his wife, and then he gives her to another.

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