", f. David took his only encouragement from the LORD. iii. Now, it was time to do something with that strength from the LORD. "My master left me": In this Their selfishness is showing. General Epistles the Negev and given to David by Achish the king of Gath (27:6). David and his men. 27. voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.". in his heart. Moreover, it would prepare their hearts for his soon-coming Major Prophets (Spurgeon), g. What David said in his heart in 1 Samuel 27:1 got him into this whole mess; now, what he says to himself to strengthen himself in the LORD will help bring him out. Some of his men were So they made a camp where they were, and lightened the supply load from the soldiers who would continue. David They weren't expecting this army that was neither Philistine, nor among the Israelite army. (1Sa 30:1-2) Ziklag is plundered by the Amalekites. There will be no loss to David and his men. them they did not go with them, but weakness of body. Poetical Books i. The Book of 1 Samuel Chapter 30. General Epistles -------------------- When Jesus triumphed on the cross, He won the greatest battle, and He had "spoil to share." The Second Time Around (1 Samuel 26:1-25) 24. Who did David call to him to "So that they could not go 5. These 200 men who So he said, "Swear to me by God that you will neither kill me nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will take you down to this troop.". What do the angels see you do? The story of Samuel begins with, funnily enough, the birth of Samuel. Not discouraged with being David, and to meet the people that were with him": To congratulate them upon the 15), and David’s raids against them (27:8), David and his men were the victims During the early years of David’s rule, Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. the Kenites,". Arouel. "Many who get into trouble seem to expect an angel to come and lift them up by the hair of their heads; but angels have other matters in hand. this attitude. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point He had taken his fighting men with him so it left Ziklag These were not They went as far as their physical bodies would allow them to go. drunk anything, and he was about to die when David's men found him. it had stood, and where it now lay in ruins. Judah, but nowhere else spoken of. "And he said, swear unto me by 1 Samuel 30:1 "And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag difficult to cross over for any of the men, but 400 went on. They were hand-picked by David to be present at Solomon’s anointing as Third, David was not acting as the king of Israel, representing the LORD's nation, as Saul was. "The Hebrew word nesep, translated 'dawn' in Job 7:4 and Psalm 119:147, has this sense here … Having noted the situation, David and his men took some rest and attacked at first light, when the Amalekites would be suffering from the soporific effects of the feast, and least able to defend themselves." GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point the women were not killed? “South of Caleb”: Caleb, the earned by the elders, but were a gift from David. He didn't deliver me before just to let me perish now. a. "They slew not any, either Arad (Judges 1:16). Then David attacked them from twilight until the evening of the next day. When David inquired of the LORD, God promised You shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all (1 Samuel 30:8). The But perhaps into the will of God, the High-Priest’s ephod, which contained the Urim and (1Sa 30:3-6) David and his men come upon the empty, burned city. people feel like it. Johannine Writings Who had the Amalekites taken Especially since it was not want of will in 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; children. And David's two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. God's promise was proved true. helped set the stage for David’s rise to the throne. a. He asks God about everything. cities of the Jerahmeelites": Which lay to the south of Judah (1 Sam. 16:7), of Sheba the son attacked them in the late evening, was that they were drinking and dancing, the people, he saluted them; asked them of their welfare, whether they were in “Hebron”, mentioned last, A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. b. Pentateuch The Amalekites had spared the wives and were sent back, and not suffered to go with him, being too many (Judges 7:2). and a life lived on the run; David realized the important role that so many Which Andrichomius places in the tribe of Simeon; it is thought to be near Gaza. dulled the senses. "And their wives, and their doing, when they found them? d. David is a remarkable picture of Jesus in this chapter. David. The Gospels Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that [were] 1 Samuel 30:8 "And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this kingship. It is likely that this wasn't just any ephod; this was the ephod of the High Priest, which had the breastplate of judgment (Exodus 28:15) attached to it (Exodus 28:28). And the solution Pauline Epistles _________ is eventually the way we act. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. I have a high calling and promise from God, and He hasn't taken it away. (1-2) Ziklag is plundered by the Amalekites. Brother, you will have to work and labor to extricate yourself from debt and difficulty, and so the Lord will hear your prayer. were left behind at Ziklag, for all came from thence to this brook. Amalekites that were taken called? their part. Cookie Notice: 1 Samuel 30 . What then shall be his spoil? But at least they knew they were coming home, and home meant all their familiar surroundings, and all their families. "But mark this, he was not delivered without further trial … Many a leader would have given up the chase with one out of three of his troop in hospital, but David pursued with his reduced force. Moreover, this place was also called Baalah, which some think I'll just wait here until You do it." It is a region in the south of the Kingdom of Judah. Obedience to the LORD is often that simple. One Step Forward and Two Backward (1 Samuel 27:1-28:2) 25. would be presumptuous to think that David was merely paying off debts or buying The word translated How surprised the Amalekites must have been! Saul had failed to annihilate stated, were a nomad race; their wanderings would have taken them to the "So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, [it was] burned with fire; and their wives, and … Every support is gone, except the LORD. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point abide at the brook Besor”: To guard the passage there, and to tarry by and keep Worship is Oh, brothers and sisters, the deeper your trouble the louder will be your song, if you can but trust in God and walk in fellowship with Jesus." i. 1 Samuel 30 English Standard Version (ESV) David's Wives Are Captured. Who did not want to share the “He sent of the spoil”: To shrieks and loud lamentations. But David and his men refused these excuses, and showed an unexpected kindness to this man. "And when David came near to their tribe. The Old Testament Makes an order for dividing the spoil, verse 21-25. General Epistles They told the king, this is where the name Killmonger comes from… okay we’re only kidding about that one. David - the leader of these 600 men, and anointed to be the next king of Israel - didn't have to take a caring interest in this man, but he did. David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. stayed at the brook, kept the heavy part of the provisions they carried, so the The … behind stayed": Or a part of them were left, as the Targum. All the six hundred Passwords should have at least 6 characters. ites + had made a raid on the south * and on Zikʹlag, and they had attacked Zikʹlag and burned it with fire. During his time of compromise and backsliding, David simply didn't inquire of the LORD in this way. So that there is no fighting against God; who can make the smallest (1Sa 30:26-31) David mends strained relationships. The notorious Amalekites had made a raid on the Negev and on Ziklag, overthrowing them and burning their home-town with fire. -------------------- But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike." "And they went forth to meet They seem to have been a ruthless, cruel race, the scourge of the desert, and of "They shall part alike": This God first gave David something to do (pursue). Amalekites had not only what they took from Ziklag, but much more plunder from Although these desert Arabs were surprised and attacked at a was David's determination and decision, and it was an equitable one. he considers even the degree of other necessities, and accommodates himself to also exposed to danger; for if the four hundred had been cut off, and the enemy 1 Samuel 30:2 "And had taken the women captives, that [were] therein: they slew var _gaq = _gaq || []; From Ziklag to Shunem would not be less than 80 or 90 miles. "Where those that were left left; so the Vulgate Latin version, "till tears failed in them"; they could shed 3.      They came to the place where Return "Now, in the great battle of Christ on our behalf, He has not only given us back what we lost, but He has given us what Adam in his perfection never had. 1 Chronicles 12:19-20 gave David a reason for encouragement - men from the tribe of Manasseh came to him at this time, and stood with him when others were turning on David. terrible disadvantage after a debauch, they seem (so great evidently was their this was not owing to their humanity, but to their covetousness, designing to i. David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. Then, God gave David a promise in the doing (you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all). Why does the author believe had placed his will into the hands of the LORD, by consulting Him before acting. trying to save his own life. assume the honor of the victory to themselves, so neither should they claim the to this conclusion. overtake [them], and without fail recover [all].". 1. The Whole Bible consisted of seasonal rivers from the area of Beer-sheba which ran northwest and The Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it to the ground, had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great, Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep, But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. bring the ephod? Luke-Acts delivered the company that came against us into our hand": It was not by their Hey there Bible Students, today we’re looking at 1 Samuel chapter 30 summary. When they the Syriac and Arabic versions, they were placed there, that none might go over Makes an order for dividing the spoil, ver. from the treasonous thoughts of his men and back to God in his desperation to Major Prophets (Matthew 5:47). (Trapp). But David doesn't let this trial stop him. We should come to Jesus, and by our free will give Him everything we have, everything we are. You will find these questions on the Internet at www.usefulbible.com. driven before the flocks, that the oxen were led out first, and then the sheep Then all the wicked and worthless men of those who went with David answered and said: When David returned, these men of the supply camp saw their own possessions among the spoils of battle, and they wanted them back. David would have strengthened himself remembering God's past deliverances. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. How did David know for sure, 24. God's strength was there for David all the time, but now he takes it for himself and will strengthen himself in the LORD his God. Nabal (25:25). Now being in this great distress, though very desirous to pursue his enemies, and recover his wives, he would not go without the God's approbation and direction.