Mo. 2/24/14: 1 Samuel 17:45 David faces Goliath
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; Psalm 23:4a
Tu. 2/25/14: 1 Samuel 18:10 – 11 David sings for Saul
And it happened on the next day that the distressing spirit from God came upon Saul … So David played music with his hand, as at other times; but there was a spear in Saul’s hand. And Saul cast the spear, for he said, “I will pin David to the wall!” But David escaped his presence twice.
The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; Psalm 5:6b – 7a
We. 2/26/14: 1 Samuel 18:14 – 15 Saul fears David
And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him. Therefore, when Saul saw that he behaved very wisely, he was afraid of him.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
And the tongue that speaks proud things Psalm 12: 3
Th. 2/27/14: 1 Samuel 19:1 – 2 Saul wants David killed
Now Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David; but Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted greatly in David.
So Jonathan told David, saying, “My father Saul seeks to kill you. Therefore please be on your guard until morning, and stay in a secret place and hide.
“Flee as a bird to your mountain”?
For look! The wicked bend their bow,
They make ready their arrow on the string,
That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. Psalm 11:1b – 2
Fr. 2/28/14: 1 Samuel 19:9 – 10 David sings for Saul again
Now the distressing spirit from the Lord came upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing music with his hand. Then Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away from Saul’s presence; and he drove the spear into the wall. So David fled and escaped that night.
Attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from Your presence; Psalm 17:2a