1 Samuel Chapter 23 – Chronological

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1 Samuel 23

Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.

Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.

And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.

And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

10 Then said David, O Lord God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.

11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O Lord God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the Lord said, He will come down.

12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the Lord said, They will deliver thee up.

13 Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.

14 And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

15 And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

16 And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.

18 And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.

19 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

20 Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king’s hand.

21 And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the Lord; for ye have compassion on me.

22 Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly.

23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.

24 And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.

25 Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David; wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

26 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

27 But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.

28 Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

29 And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.

40 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 23 – Chronological

  1. David prayed, “ Lord God of Israel, I was told that Saul is planning to come here. What should I do? Suppose he threatens to destroy the town because of me.
    1 Samuel 23:10 CEV

    Seeking answers and guidance from the LORD for your life is key to any Christian life!!! Always pray through any circumstances.

    Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
    Isaiah 55:6 KJV

    Pray without ceasing.
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV

  2. 2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

    3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    5 So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.

    In verse 2 he asked God if he could go fight and God said yes but if God would’ve said no he would’ve not won that battle just like us if someone tells us not to do something and we do it anyways we could get in very bad trouble

  3. 3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    What kept David safe, and what gave him victory was his willingness to talk to God about his concern and being bold enough to double check. Why most people have looked at the situation and wondered why would David ask again after God just told him, the Bible does not tell us that God lost any patience or was upset avana second-guessing, but rather answered his fervency but the same answer. Sometimes it’s easy to picture God as some deity in the sky expecting us to listen the first time every time but rather he is a sovereign King on the throne, willingly and lovingly giving out direction as is sought from him. This same type of openness is what brought David to find out that he was about to be betrayed and what kept him safe. If you have a question, take it to the Lord. If you’re not sure, take it to the Lord. To everything in God In prayer

  4. 1 Samuel 23
    The thing that stood out to me most in this chapter today is the fact that David Prayed and God Answered him.
    David’s first pray is about going to smite the Philistines. God answers him. Then David prays a second time because his men are afraid. God answers him. Then David prays when he hears that Saul is coming to Keilah to destroy it. God answers him. Then we know that Psalms 54 (a Psalm of David) was written about when he was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood, and the Ziphites came to Saul and told him.

    Two old hymnal songs came to mind as I read this chapter. “Just a little talk with JESUS” and “Take it to the Lord in prayer.”
    David did the right thing. He enquired of the Lord (kjv); He Prayed. And God answered him.
    No matter what we may be facing or going through today, one things for sure, We can “Have a little talk with JESUS and Take everything to the Lord in Prayer,” and God will answer us.

  5. 14. David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. Saul hunted him day after day, but God didn’t let Saul find him. NLT

    God is our protector. He will deliver us from the hand of the enemy and put a hedge of protection around us.

    1 Chronicles 4:
    10. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. KJV

    Job 1:
    9. Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

    10. Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. KJV

  6. 1 Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.

    2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

    3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    The fear of the enemy had stricken the men of David. But David inquires of the Lord whether they should face the philistines and the Lord gave the answer. So many times when we as children of God are struck with fear over situations and circumstances, we have to go to the Lord and have faith and trust that he will guide us through the ordeal. Fear is simply an emotion that the human body has to something that we are not ordinarily accustom to handling. I find that if God be for us then who in this world can be against us. I know Gods mercy and grace is dealt a fresh every morning and we can go to him because he changes not.

    No mountain to high or valley to wide that we can not conquer with God. Their is a battle that some times rages in our minds that tells us that we can’t do those things but as long as we serve God with everything within us we will be overcomers.

  7. 1 Sam 23:17 [ amp] He said to him, Fear not; the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father knows that too.
    Here they made a covenant before the Lord.
    We should make a covenant before the Lord also.
    Trust in Lord at all times and lean not to own understandings. Walk by faith not by sight. Before you go or do anything you should take to God first in prayer. Keep our hearts right and mind on Jesus.
    Praise God and give him the Glory.

  8. 23:27,29 But there came a messenger unto Saul saying,
    Haste these and come, for the philistines have invaded the land.

    And David went up from thence and dwelt in strongholds in Engadi.
    ….
    It was not a coincidence that this messenger came in the middle of Saul chasing David….
    It was not a coincidence that David went up to Engedi….

    My God is in control!!!
    Nothing just happens.
    Thou we find ourselves in tight places sometimes, God is still with us.
    God is on our side.
    The current of the wind may change, but God has dominion over the wind.
    Hallelujah 🙌
    I keep walking forward
    I keep believing
    I keep obeying
    I keep giving God all glory.
    In Jesus name.

  9. 1Samuel 23
    6 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. 17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.

    This is one of the greatest friendships described in the Bible. Friendship is important to people of faith. We must choose our friends wisely. In doing so we can become a supportive, loyal friend, It is so good to have a friend who can strengthen our. faith. Knowing that they will be there with prayers and encouragement. Such was the beauty of David and Jonathon’s friendship.

    Choose wisely as you build relationships. Those closest to you should be building up not tearing down. Encouraging one another in the Lord .

    Proverbs 27:17)
    As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.

  10. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    WHEN YOU PRAY

    1 Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.
    2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
    3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    There are multiple facets of prayer. We are instructed to make requests with thanksgiving, to say what we desire to see, to call things that are not as though they were, to pray in tongues, and many other facets. But here we see the facet of enquiring of the Lord or asking of the LORD.

    David asked the LORD, shared the answer, faced question, then asked again and received the same answer. This is a clear picture of how Pastors lead HIS Church. We ask, we share and on occasion we ask again to build or increase others FAITH.

    Your weak FAITH does not change the will of GOD. As church Leaders we must be willing to enquire again for the peoples sake. To help their unbelief.

    WHEN YOU PRAY be sensitive to the voice and will of GOD then be obedient to what HE says and if HE doesn’t speak to you, tarry or wait until HE Speaks.

    iRepent
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    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  11. 4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand

    I love David’s relationship with God. He ask him several times what he should do, and the lord answered him. David always went to God for answers and I think in these time right now we should do nothing less. David received direction and protection from the Lord because in everything he did he sought the Lord first.

  12. 2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

    3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    Fear – there are two kinds of fear – the Fear of the Lord (reverence for who He is and His power) and then fear that paralyzes us and prohibits us from receiving or doing what God would want us to do because of fear of others.

    David exhibited both fears in this chapter. He reverenced God so much that he inquired of Him what direction to go, to pursue or not pursue. Yet he exhibited the fear of man by running for his life from Saul because jealousy would cause Saul to kill him if he had the opportunity. Here he was the anointed king, running from man in fear. This situation no doubt cost him many things. Being on the run is never an easy life. You miss out on so many opportunities that somewhere down the road you will wish you could have had.

    Many people live their live today on the run. Maybe not fearing a man, but fearing that they are missing something so they run after pleasure, run after money, run after prestige and positions; run after material things that only satisfy for a season. If they could turn that fear around to a Godly fear towards God, fear of missing a relationship with their Creator, fear of spending eternity in a burning hell, fear of losing their children to the world, fear of not leading their families in truth – this Godly fear should cause us to walk the walk and talk the talk. We must not fear what man can do to us but fear what our God can do to us at judgement if we don’t live like He created us to live.

  13. 2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

    3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?.

    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    5 So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.

    How great it is to be able to ask God your every decision. I love conversing with God and asking Him what He desires for me to do!!!!

    21 And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the Lord; for ye have compassion on me.

    22 Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly

    Saul in his warped perception of things bless those that are helping him try to kill David a man after God’s Heart and have them pray so God will show them where David’s at. Now, a lot of people think God won’t answer those prayers but I think it will all depend on that individual relationship with God. God is not a man that He will lie. Therefore, I know that He will answer the prayers accordingly; but I also know that His Purpose Will be Done!!! God will keep David under His Shield of protection and no matter what happens God’s will be done!!! Thank you Jesus for your protection and reassurance that YOU ARE ALWAYS IN CONTROL!!!!

    KING JESUS IS ALIVE!!!!! I learn something new yesterday, have you ever thought that may be the Rock was not removed for Jesus to come out but for His disciples to be able to go in and see that OUR GOD LIVES!!!!!!

  14. Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God. “Don’t be afraid,” Jonathan reassured him. “My father will never find you! You are going to be the king of Israel, and I will be next to you, as my father, Saul, is well aware.” So the two of them renewed their solemn pact before the Lord . Then Jonathan returned home, while David stayed at Horesh.
    1 Samuel 23:16‭-‬18 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/1sa.23.16-18.NLT

    In our wilderness as we go through whatever turmoil comes out way it is so precious to have a kind word.
    In this beautiful day of Resurrection we are the hands and feet of Jesus. Let’s find someone to encourage today. You never know how it will touch them. We never know how it can help someone while they are going through their wilderness.

  15. 4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
    Thank you Jesus

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    WOW, for all them folks not reading the blog… ya’ll missing it! These scriptures are the boomshaklaka!

    “Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.”

    These scriptures show us that David is human. He questioned God yet again and God did not rebuke him for doing it. One of his men brought forth a valid statement and David did not rebuke the man nor his statement but simply went to God for assurance. What makes these verses even more powerful is the fact it states God gave him the victory. It is important to realize it was not David winning all these victories, but it is David’s obedience to the voice of God that is causing these victories.

  17. 14 And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

    Twice David inquired of the Lord for what to do: save the city from the Philistines and also to flee from Saul or stay put in that city. We need God’s direction because without it, we could walk into a trap set to cause us to fall or sin. But starting each day with the word and prayer and praying throughout the day will help guide us in the daily affairs of life. For the big decisions in life, we should seek God and wait to hear from him before making a move.

  18. So David asked the Lord again, and again the Lord replied, “Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines.” So David and his men went to Keilah. They slaughtered the Philistines and took all their livestock and rescued the people of Keilah. Now when Abiathar son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, he brought the ephod with him. Saul soon learned that David was at Keilah. “Good!” he exclaimed. “We’ve got him now! God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself in a walled town!”
    1 Samuel 23:4‭-‬7 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/1sa.23.4-7.NLT

    Thank you Jesus for letting us have church with our man of god !!!

  19. David was an obedient man. He trusted God. He was victorious. Let us learn and never stop learning of God’s servant David.

  20. Not everyone asks for answers, they like to do it by themselves. But when you ask God for answers, he will have you in the palm of his hand.

  21. 7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.
    8 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
    9 And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.
    10 Then said David, O Lord God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
    11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O Lord God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the Lord said, He will come down.

    Is God for us or against us?
    We need to know if we are right with God or doing his will. Just like how soul thought God was helping him to kill David ,but God was strong with David helping him kill the philistines and stayed hidden from David.

  22. Saul seemed determined to go after David and kill him. Jonathan promised David that Saul would not find him. David prayed to God to seek out guidance, several times. David was blessed by God, therefore was protected. Ironically Saul thought God was on his side. God knew Saul was jealous of David. David had done nothing wrong to Saul, so God had protected David.

  23. Even as David is running for his life, he still continues to be used by the Lord because David is always a willing vessel. He looks to God for direction and even though they make him question the answer sometimes, he goes right back to ask God to be sure. The only dumb question, is the one not asked. If you don’t ask, then you probably won’t receive an answer. Matthew 7:7 AMP says “[a]Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.”

    LIVE-GIVE JESUS, by seeking Him……Deuteronomy 4:29-31 MSG says “But even there, if you seek God, your God, you’ll be able to find him if you’re serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul. When troubles come and all these awful things happen to you, in future days you will come back to God, your God, and listen obediently to what he says. God, your God, is above all a compassionate God. In the end he will not abandon you, he won’t bring you to ruin, he won’t forget the covenant with your ancestors which he swore to them.”

  24. When God delivers you’re giant into you’re hands
    Into you’re hands, but tells you “you’re not alone in this battle”

    1 Samuel 23:4 KJV
    [4] Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    1 Samuel 23:16 KJV
    [16] And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

  25. 14 And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

    When the Lord is with you there is no enemy that can stand against you. He is your buckler and shield and your strong tower

  26. 2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

    Seek the Lord in every decision you make, He will never lead you wrong!

  27. 17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.

    Jonathan and David know very well of the commandment to honor ones parents. They also know that the hand of God is upon David and has released Saul. The Word teaches us to that God above all comes first.

    Jonathan is not trying to betray his father by helping David. Instead he is warning his friend because he understands that he is the anointed king of Israel. This would mean that the crown won’t touch Jonathan’s head. He is not full of pride or wickedness like his father. Jonathan chose to stand for what God wills and not the things of this world. Position and title didn’t mean as much as friendship and loving God did.

    This is the kind of love we should have for others and God. He did not disrespect his father but still helped his friend. He understood that to know good and do it not for David would be sin. We should help others with this same willingness.

  28. “David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. Saul hunted him day after day, but God didn’t let Saul find him.”‭‭(1 Samuel‬ ‭23:14‬ ‭NLT)

    While David stayed hidden from Saul in the woods and the wilderness of Ziph. David made no attempt against Saul. David depend on Gods ways and trusted in God’s time. “The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:(”‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭8:57KJV). There’s never time in our lives that we are alone in the wilderness that we go through for the Lord will always be by our sides through it all for our God is the Way-maker.

  29. 2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
    3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    David went to the Lord for his answers. He didn’t make the decision because he knew the Lords answer were always going to be the right answer. Asking the Lord for the answer your looking for or decision you trying to make, the answer will always be correct with the Lord. Always ask the Lord first he won’t put you in a position you can’t handle.

  30. 25 Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David; wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

    26 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

    27 But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.

    28 Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

    29 And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.

    Gods hand was upon David mightily and I think its awesome to read this in such a time of uncertainty. Gods hand is upon each of us that seek him, I believe faith is rising as we speak each and every day. God is gonna do something amazing

  31. 12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the Lord said, They will deliver thee up.

    Seek the Lord at all times for any answer we might be seeking for. Prayer always changes things

  32. A little misdirection

    26 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

    27 But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.

    Sometimes God will lead you into places that don’t make since in the right now but he moves you to protect his plan. A little misdirection from God could be the difference in life and death. The Phillistines just happened to attack when Saul has the upper hand on David? No sir. God orchestrates the plan even outside the box and behind the scenes to get us where we are suppose to be.

  33. 26 Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David and his men to capture them,

    27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land.”

    1 Samuel 23:26‭-‬27 NIV
    https://bible.com/bible/111/1sa.23.26-27.NIV

    There are times when God takes us to places we don’t even know, that we may not understand or understand what he is trying to do but, we have to trust him and remember that He is always right and He knows what He is doing. We just have to sit back and relax and let Him work!
    LIVE GIVE JESUS!

  34. 1One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors. 2 David asked the LORD, “Should I go and attack them?

    There is nothing wrong with ask God questions. We want to know why, who, when something is going on. Its natural for us to know answers. Through prayer, you’ll get an answer from God, just be patient.

  35. “One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors. David asked the Lord, “Should I go and attack them?” “Yes, go and save Keilah,” the Lord told him. But David’s men said, “We’re afraid even here in Judah. We certainly don’t want to go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army!” So David asked the Lord again, and again the Lord replied, “Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭23:1-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    God likes to confirm His word, especially when He directs us to do something hard or unusual. This time the LORD not only confirmed His previous command, but He also gave a promise with the confirmation: “I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.”

  36. 17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.
    18 And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.

    You know that you are not where you should be spiritually when your children see that you should not be in the positioning that you are in and they take sides of another. I pray I stay right in order with God’s Will and the path of my pastor. A great man like Saul could turn away and not be seen righteous. We are all human.

  37. 2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

    3 And David’s men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

    4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

  38. “David asked the Lord, “Should I go and attack them?” “Yes, go and save Keilah,” the Lord told him.

    So David asked the Lord again, and again the Lord replied, “Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines.”

    Again David asked, “Will the leaders of Keilah betray me and my men to Saul?” And the Lord replied, “Yes, they will betray you.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭23:2, 4, 12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    There’s a peace that comes to us when we have confirming Word from the Lord. In this passage we find that David didn’t do his own thing. He inquired of the Lord and got direction from the Lord first. Every decision we make big or small we must ask the Lord for direction.

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