1 Samuel Chapter 21

JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

Eat This Book

Read Proverbs Chapter 24

1 Samuel 21

1 Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?

2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

3 Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is present.

4 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.

6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the Lord, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the Lord; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.

8 And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.

9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

10 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

11 And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

12 And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

13 And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

14 Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

15 Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

Advertisements

39 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 21

  1. 5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.

    6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the Lord, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

  2. Verses 10-15 CEV are captioned “David Tries To Find Safety in Gath”. This made me think of how there are so many out there that are trying to find safety. Many in a sense are running for their lives as David was. It is our job to welcome them in. Help us Lord this weekend as we literally “open the door” to our community. As the song “Let Them See You” says:

    Let them see You in me (us/POFW)
    let them hear You when I (we/POFW) speak
    Let them feel You when I (we/POFW) sing
    Let them see You, let them see You in me (us/POFW)

  3. 15. Don’t I have enough crazy people around here already, or did you think I might need yet another? The Voice

    This could be how Pastor feels when we that are ‘supposed to know better’ do something foolish.

  4. 10 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

    Its crazy what fear can do to you…. Fear make you run away and act differently. Let’s not be afraid but believe in the promises the Lord has given us. God never lies and seems as if the people are the ones that they believe the less. Don’t let the devil keep you bound but fear, believe and do not worry but TRUST in the all mighty, powerful, living, loving, holy, righteous God. Let God use you in being that vessel that people need. Hallelujah!

  5. Sometimes we must us a weapon from another battle.

    9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    When we are desperate we think we need some new weapon when we have gotten the victory before with the perfect weapon. Why look for something else? MY WEAPON IS MY PRAISE.!!!!!!
    2 Chronicles 20:22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

    Lord help us recognize that you inhabit the praises of your people and that Praise is our best weapon!!! In Jesus Holy Name Amen

  6. 9And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    The same weapon you used to kill the giants in your life is the same weapon that defends you from the enemy.

  7. Fear Vrs Faith

    Fear is mentioned several times in this chapter and several times David compromised. David is so busy fearing man he forgets he should only fear God.

    What happened to the faith that lead him to kill Goliath? What happened to the faith that killed the lion and the bear with his hands? Fear will paralyze us and cause us to compromise

    1. Our integrity: David lies about his mission
    2. Our position: David is not acting like future king material.
    3.Our convictions: David knew he could not lawfully eat the bread.
    4. Our weapons: David takes Goliaths sword.

    David’s spent his life pursing God and His holiness. Yet in the unhappy state of fear he was in many things changed for him. we must be carful to not allow our pursuit of happiness to overtake our pursuit of holiness!

  8. 9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    The weapons of victories past.

    What ate some victories in your life? How did you overcome those obstacles? In order to have a testimony you must first go through the test. Stay strong and know that he is God.

  9. Pure.

    David had not planned on running from Saul through his youth. No doubt before everything happened he might have had plans of his own; a little cottage on a hill, a wife and children. He might have been saving up to buy his first chariot; with cherry red paint, chrome hitch pin and 22’s! He may have had a girlfriend before going to fight Goliath.

    Now, he finds himself running to save his life. This was not part of his plan. He did not prepare for this. No food, no weapon – no telling what the future may hold. His first stop for food and he asked if he is pure. 4 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women. People, do not give in to lustful sins. God has a plan for your life and love will come. When it does come, if you have remained pure, it will be exactly what God has planned for you; not diluted or polluted with ill-placed sinful acts.

  10. God has not given us a spirit of fear.

    David is running for his life and in his running so far, we don’t see him stop and pray. In his fear he is exhibiting the fruit of the flesh instead of the spirit. He lies to the priest about why he is there, he eats the shewbread, feigns mad. David allowed fear to direct his steps. Instead of trusting in God his ear was turned to the voice of fear. His actions became less and less like the David we know to be after Gods own heart. They were fearful instead of faithful.

  11. Not having prepared to run for his life, David’s first steps are to find himself food and defense; who better to get it from than the priest. When unexpected life circumstances come at us how do we prepare? What are the first things we equip ourselves with? The first people we go to? Like David we should seek the wisdom of our spiritual authorities, feed ourselves with the word of God and remember that if God has helped us before, He surely will again.

  12. 1 Samuel 21:3 & 8
    3) Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is present.
    8) And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.

    David fleed for his life without food, nourishment for his soul, and without his sword, a weapon to fight his enemy with.

    These scriptures made me think about how the Word of God is the nourishment for our soul (the Bread of Life), and IT is our sword, the weapon we use to fight the enemy with. If we don’t read the Word of God, we cannot have nourishment for our soul, nor do we have the weapon we need to fight the enemy with.

    The WORD of GOD, FOOD and SWORD – we need to say it like David said it in verse 9, “…. There is none like it: give it me!”

  13. 11 And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

    12 And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

    David was looking for a place to hide from King Saul, every time he landed somewhere people knew him and he felt threatened for his life. He continues to run and hide from Saul. Running and hiding reminds of unsettled lives that don’t have a foundation with God. God can do anything God is in control. Just like David he’s still alive because he has faith and trusts in God he has his back.

  14. 9And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.
    David realize that the sword of Goliath held great significance because of the victory he had with it earlier in his life. So even though he was in fear and on the run he took the sword because it reminded him of the victory he had already had in the past. Sometimes it’s important not to forget the victories of past because they give you the courage to move forward into your future.

  15. 9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    10 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

  16. iLove to Grow in the Word

    14Finally, King Achish said to his men, “Must you bring me a madman? 15We already have enough of them around here! Why should I let someone like this be my guest?”

    lol, for real…wow, how many folks that come to The Pentecostals of Fort Worth do we think are crazy…ha, they might one day turn out to be mighty men and women of God who do great exploits for the Lord. God has a great sense of humor. I realize that David was in the enemy’s camp, but how many backsliders are acting a fool while in the enemy’s camp that will one day be Mighty for Jesus.

  17. A PROVEN SWORD

    9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    David was the only living individual that could have any confidence in the sword that the priest offered him as protection. David responded “There is none like that”.

    My mind immediately recalled:
    Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    What if? We as New Testament “Born Again” believers placed the same confidence and trust in the WORD of GOD as our SWORD of the Spirit in times of need as David placed in the sword of Goliath.

    The SWORD of the Spirit has been VICTORIOUS numerous times in each of our lives as well as the lives of millions that have gone before us. When in need, don’t fret, whine or complain. Pick up the WORD of GOD and search for your personal path to VICTORY.

    The WORD of GOD is the most proven sword known to man. It is a giant slayer, a sea splitter, a mountain mover, a blind eye opener, a disease healer, a sin forgiver, a provision supplier, a way maker and many other needful provisions.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

    iBelieve

  18. 13 And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

    David forgot to trust in THE LORD! If we do not seek ye FIRST the kingdom of GOD, we can in desperation do things uncalled for and end up in such fear because we know that we are wrong for not putting HIM FIRST!!!

  19. David was running from Saul because of fear. He had already been anointed as king and God was going to make sure he fulfilled that duty. We must remember when God has set things in play, if we would trust God enough, he can bring us through anything.f No matter who or what may be against us, they or it cannot go against God.

  20. David David David after all what God has done for you and thru you, you still haven’t shown faith in God. It’s crazy what fear does to us! When we going thru things we should place our trust in God not in our own ability.

  21. 10 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

    Because of fear David kept running. If we allow fear to step in we will lose sight of who we are and begin to run from God.

    David had great faith in many things but once he began to listen to the voice of fear it seemed that all that faith disappeared, if would have listened to the voice of God maybe he wouldn’t have had to keep running.

  22. 5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.

    6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the Lord, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

  23. 8 And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.

    9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    David recognized that the weapon he had used to cut the head of Goliath off was in the house and available for him to take with on further on his journey.

    Sometimes we have to look back at the victories we have won to recognize that we are already equipped with what we need to take us further in our journey of victory.

  24. 10 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

    11 And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

    12 And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

  25. 1 Samuel 21:9 (KJV Strong’s)
    9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    Sometimes we need to go into the archives of past victories, and blow the dust off the sword. The enemy would like us to think we are defeated, or that we are facing an insurmountable situation. He wants us to only focus on the problem.

    Yet if we can remember what God has done it will inspire faith in us to believe what God can do. Don’t let past victories fade into distant memories. Use them as an army, a testimony to defeat the adversary!

  26. 8 And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.

    9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

    Sometimes we may need a reminder from previous battles that we are victorious in Christ and it ua Him who grants us the victory. There is tangible proof of the victories given

  27. 9. NIV The priest replied, ” The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, is here; it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it; there is no sword here but that one. ” David said, ” There is none like it; give it to me.”

  28. 13 And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

    14 Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

    15 Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

    David feared the wrath of the kings that he just started to act like a mad man. The things that will be done according to the world. How soon we (me) forget that GOD is in charge, not us (I). Fear of what will happen if we (I) stand still in the presence of the LORD. Our (my) minds can trick us (me) into thinking that there is none to protect us (me). David ran for fear of death from the hand of Saul; that he tried to seek shelter from surrounding kings. His fear was so great that it caused him to think that even these kings might kill him. They boasted about how David slew Goliath, but the mind is a dangerous place when not kept in check. GOD is the ultimate refuge. Lean on HIM when you (I) need protection; even from ourselves (myself).

    Feigned:
    adjective meaning to pretend; a sham; counterfeit.
    assumed; fictitious.
    in Hebrew mirma; in the sense of deceiving; fraud.
    in Greek plastos; molded, artificial, fictitious.

    1Ki 14:6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with heavy tidings.
    Luk 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

    I hear people; I want to be like Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, John Force, Jeff Gordon, Tiger Woods; the list goes on. It all dates back to David. He wanted people to look at him differently. Why do we (I) want to be someone else. Just be you in the sight of God; there is no need to be different. GOD will accept you (me) for who we are.

    Thank you Jesus….Amen!!!

  29. “David asked Ahimelech, “Don’t you have a spear or sword here? I haven’t brought my sword or any other weapon. That’s because the king’s business had to be done right away.” The priest replied, “The sword of Goliath, the Philistine, is here. You killed him in the Valley of Elah. His sword is wrapped in a cloth. It’s behind the sacred linen apron. If you want it, take it. It’s the only sword here.” David said, “There isn’t any sword like it. Give it to me.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭21:8-9‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    Often times our previous victories can be stored up to be used a tools for the future battles. 

  30. “And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?” The word of God (Jesus) stated they recognized him. Saul instead of seeking God simply became jealous, blind, and drove David away. Dear God, let us never fail to recognize that all are valuable to your Kingdom. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  31. “And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.” David had faced many trials in his life; however this was a first for him. There will be times that the Lord allows testing and trials, which the reason is simply too see what we will do. God help us that we would be successful in a manner that is acceptable to you, in Jesus name.

  32. 9“I only have the sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah,” the priest replied. “It is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. Take that if you want it, for there is nothing else here.” “There is nothing like it!” David replied. “Give it to me!”

    Now David is going to rely on physical items for protection. He has lost faith in the Lord, instead of praying to God. He would rather have the sword over prayer.

  33. 1 Samuel 21:9 El sacerdote respondió: —Aquí tengo la espada del filisteo Goliat, a quien mataste en el valle de Elá. Está detrás del efod, envuelta en un paño. Puedes llevártela, si quieres. Otras armas no tengo. —Dámela —dijo David—. ¡Es la mejor que podrías ofrecerme!

    Muchas veces estamos en lugares en nuestro caminar que Dios necesita recordarnos de nuestro said trunfos. Cuando en enemigo esta tratando de afligir ti vida, puede sacar la espada de el campion de el enemigo y recordarle que tu eres mad que un vencedor!

    Cuando venga el enemigo, recuerdale que vencido esta!

  34. The consecrated bread that the priest offers David is described in Leviticus 24:5-9. 12 loaves of bread are baked and each Sabbath are placed on the table of pure gold. The bread is a gift that represents the people’s gratitude to God for his provision. When the bread is removed only a priest can eat of it. Since this is the only bread available Ahimelech how far is it to David but only if David’s men have kept themselves from women. According to levitical law a man must cleanse himself with water and be unclean till evening if he had (Leviticus 15:16). In order to eat of this holy bread the men must be ceremonially clean period after David confirmation the priest considers them in clean and he gives David and his men the consecrated bread. It is interesting to note that Jesus recalls this incident in order to teach the Pharisees not doing good takes precedence over practicing rituals and ceremonial law. (Luke 6:1-5).

  35. “The priest replied, “The sword of Goliath, the Philistine, is here. You killed him in the Valley of Elah. His sword is wrapped in a cloth. It’s behind the sacred linen apron. If you want it, take it. It’s the only sword here.” David said, “There isn’t any sword like it. Give it to me.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭21:9‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    Our past victories will give us resources for our future battles. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s