1 Samuel Chapter 24 – Chronological  

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1 Samuel 24

And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.

Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.

And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men’s words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord‘s anointed.

11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

16 And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.

17 And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the Lord reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

20 And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

21 Swear now therefore unto me by the Lord, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father’s house.

22 And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

55 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 24 – Chronological  

  1. Verses 10-15 AMP “Behold, your eyes have seen today how the Lord had given you into my hand in the cave. Some told me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not reach out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed.’ Look, my father! Indeed, see the hem of your robe in my hand! Since I cut off the hem of your robe and did not kill you, know and understand [without question] that there is no evil or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, though you are lying in wait to take my life. May the Lord judge between me and you; and may the Lord avenge me on you; but my hand shall not be against you. As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes wickedness’; but my hand shall not be against you. After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue [with three thousand men]? A dead dog, a single flea? May the Lord be the judge and render judgment between me and you; and may He see and plead my cause and vindicate me by saving me from your hand.” David could have listened to his men and killed Saul that day; but, he knew he couldn’t touch the Lord’s anointed. David trusted in the Lord to fight his battles and to avenge him.

    Romans 12:17-19 AMP “Never repay anyone evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.”

  2. 5. And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    6. And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    10. Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord’s anointed.

    David could have killed Saul, and may have been within his rights to do so; but he remembered that Saul was the Lord’s anointed and that if the Lord wanted him dead, He could do it His way.

    1 Chronicles 16:22
    Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

    Romans 12:19
    Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

  3. 1 Samuel 24 : 16-17 [ amp] When David had said this to Saul, Saul said , Is this your voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice and wept.
    [17] He said to David , You are more upright in God’s eyes than I for you repaid me good, but I have rewarded you evil .
    This attitude reminds me of Spiritual attorney and having maturity attorney. David could have kill Saul but he did’nt he did what was right.
    We are not the judge ! God is!
    Ps. 141: 3 ] Amp] Set a guard, O Lord, before my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
    Love and pray for one another.

  4. 1 And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
    2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

    3000 men for one little guy…. barely an adult. What does it say about Saul and what does it say about David? Why would the king in charge of so many people be so incredibly fatuated with killing young man unless he was intimidated because of what God had done through him before. Saul knew what was inside of David and knew what he was capable of. Although we may not be a part of a culture that puts us in the lineage to possibly be a king the Bible does tell us that one day we will be Kings and priests…and that says a lot about what God sees in us

  5. 4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

    5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    David ultimately believed that even cutting Saul’s garment was an offence on God’s anointed. The woman with the issue of blood had the thought that if she could but touch the hem of Jesus’ robe she would be healed. She was and Jesus knew some of his virtue had flown out of him.

  6. David came out and shouted after him, “My Lord the king!” And when Saul looked around, David bowed low before him. Then he shouted to Saul, “Why do you listen to the people who say I am trying to harm you? This very day you can see with your own eyes it isn’t true. For the Lord placed you at my mercy back there in the cave. Some of my men told me to kill you, but I spared you. For I said, ‘I will never harm the king—he is the Lord ’s anointed one.’
    1 Samuel 24:8‭-‬10 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/1sa.24.8-10.NLT

    Wise words for David. God can always avenge us better than we can avenge ourselves. David’s heart is so broken and raw. He just wants things to be different, but when our friends leave themselves open to rebellion and demonic attacks it effects our relationships with them. Lord, I plead Your Blood over the relationships in our lives. In Jesus name.

  7. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus
    1Sa 24:13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

    This is a great example of taking scripture and putting them into action. David quotes an ancient proverb and by his actions he proves he believes in the power of its meaning. Basically the proverb says, “Wicked folks are going to be wicked but I’m not the one to judge them.” We should take scripture for face value as well. If someone does us wrong, don’t touch them. It truly takes a heart of humility to obey the scriptures.

  8. I Samuel 24
    5 Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe. 6 He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the Lord.”

    The Attitude of The Anointed
    Humility
    Respect
    Reverence

    David has been running for his life and it would appear that God had allowed Saul to walk right into a perfect trap. Yet it was not David’s place to take revenge. He recognized that God had not just anointed himself but Saul was too God’s anointed.
    David was called a man after God’s own heart. He showed great respect as he realizes he should not have cut even a small piece of Saul’s rove. God anointing upon men and women . It is not our place to take any type of vengeance against them. Man is the one who chooses what they will do with the anointing God has placed on them. Sadly Saul allowed arrogance and jealousy to reign within his heart . He could have led David into take kingship yet he tried to destroy the young man with out any justification. Humility Respect and Reverence that attitude of God’s anointed. Leave vengeance in God’s hands and pray that we allow God to search our own hearts lest we too should stumble and fall . God create in me a clean heart and renew in me daily a right spirit. No matter what position You have placed my life in .
    May I ever bow at Your feet Jesus in complete submission.

    How can I Give Jesus unless I Live Jesus
    In reality it is only through His precious blood that made the atonement for my sins. Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

  9. 18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

    19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the Lord reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

    20 And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand

    After a close brush with death, Saul was in his right mind and spoke the truth to David. He knew David would be king and that the Lord would establish David on the throne. He asked that his children be spared. But what a good time for Saul to repent before the Lord and turn back to God. He may have lost the kingdom already because God rejected him as king, but perhaps his soul would be saved.

  10. 17 And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

    18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

    19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the Lord reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

    20 And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

    21 Swear now therefore unto me by the Lord, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father’s house.

    22 And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

    Is Saul speaking the truth or will he turn around later after him again. Saul has a battle within himself, should he do good or should he do evil. Saul no longer hears the word of God. God does no longer speaks to Saul and gives him guidance. That has to be the loneliest feeling in the word. At least for today David is safe. David calles him father and Saul called him son. It is obvious that their relationship is more intimate than we thought it is no longer a king after a soldier but a father after a son. David’s father is Jesse but it’s obvious that David loves Saul and he made a covenant with Jonathan based on love for Jonathan love and protected David from his father Saul. Saul acknowledges David as the future king of Israel and states his largest fear which is losing his kingdom and losing all his descendants. In the military I learn many things just by observing you have people that go up the ranks and remain humble and you have others that see their rank as power and over uses that power for their selfish satisfaction. I think that Saul is the latter, he is intoxicated with power and thinks he can do things his way and don’t have to follow anyone’s recommendations or commands and that’s the main reason he finds himself where he is at right now without the voice of God in his life.

  11. 12“May the LORD judge between us. Perhaps the LORD will punish you for what you are trying to do to me, but I will never harm you. 13 As that old proverb says, ‘From evil people come evil deeds.’ So you can be sure I will never harm you.

    Let the Lord battle your enemies. Don’t have a revenge on your mind every time someone does you wrong. Don’t payback a wrong with a wrong, in which David could have easily done. God will be the judge and punish your enemy for it.

  12. 4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

    5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    I have learned in my living for God, no matter how much the man of God may have disappointed me or even scolded me through the years, I have learned that you never speak evil of the man of God because of the anointing that God has set over them. Sometimes the man will fail you but God does not fail. We have to respect the position of leadership even when we do not understand the person filling the position. The scripture warns us not to touch the anointed of God. David knew that and his heart smote him for even cutting off the tail of the skirt of Saul. We find no matter what man does, God will always rise above all circumstances and deliver you where and when he wants.

  13. David’s men said to him, “Behold, this is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, I will hand over your enemy to you, and you shall do to him as seems good to you.’ ” Then David arose [in the darkness] and stealthily cut off the hem (edge) of Saul’s robe. Afterward, David’s conscience bothered him because he had cut off the hem of Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord ’ s anointed, to put out my hand against him, since he is the anointed of the Lord .”
    1 Samuel 24:4‭-‬6 AMP

    HALLELUJAH! David had such a reverence for the word of GOD, and also his anointed. This could had played out a different way but the heart of David wasn’t seeking power, position, or even possessions. David was still a man after GOD’S heart! He didn’t take matters into his own hands, he trusted his GOD thru everything

    Saul and David, two different motives, one who is led by his flesh, and the other led by the word of GOD that hasn’t forgotten His word that is hidden in his heart.

    The [arrogant] fool’s anger is quickly known [because he lacks self-control and common sense], But a prudent man ignores an insult.
    Proverbs 12:16 AMP

  14. Opportunity
    9 And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men’s words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

    10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord‘s anointed.

    11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

    12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

    13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

    In life we will all be presented with opportunities. Opportunities to show kindness and even opportunities to show wickedness. Yet, understand the opportunities we take will show ones integrity. Presented with the chance to kill the very person that is chasing after him and cause UNT him to live in a place of fear under his God given right to the throne to be king. David shows to be a man of integrity and does not cease the opportunity to kill Saul.

    Opportunities will come and we will have some missed opportunities that we should have taken but never take one that will compromise God. Live a life of integrity.

  15. Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the

    God chose the men for saul

  16. 12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

    13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

    14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

    15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

    Instead of taking revenge into his own hands, David put Saul into the hands of God.

    Instead of finding a way out of his trial in the flesh, David did the harder thing; he trusted in God to deliver him instead of trusting in himself.

    God’s judgment is God’s business. We put ourselves in a bad place when we make ourselves instruments of God’s judgment.

    When someone does us wrong, it is better to leave it in the hands of God, then to try and take into in our own hands.

    Trust in Him and He will deliver you!

  17. David and his followers were hiding in a cave. Saul and 3000 men went in after David. David had opportunity to kill Saul but instead David had cut off the bottom of his skirt. When Saul was leaving David called out to him. He had bowed down and called him king. Saul realized that David was more righteous than he was. He knew that God had blessed David and he would be king. Saul had asked to please not hurt his children and David agreed. David was anointed by God but he also knew that Saul had been blessed by our Lord. Following our Lord will bring positive results as they did for David.

  18. David is following God and Saul has turned away from God. Keeping it simple that is the word here I believe.

  19. David could of Killed Saul. But he didn’t because he respected the man of God so much . Let us respect and love the man of God and if he does something wrong let God deal with him we can not and should not

  20. 3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.

    4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

    5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    David could’ve killed Saul but he didn’t because Saul was anointed too also David didn’t want to kill him because he was his master. after all Saul did to David David still didn’t kill him

  21. God works his wonders and miracles but sometimes it’s a little scary. some people don’t believe in God so they stay away. We must be careful of our understanding of God.

  22. And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.

    2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

    3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.

    Why would soul go or to isrial just to kill David .

    He took multipul people and went to serch for him

  23. 3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.

    4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

    Sometimes we think we are being tested one way and the test comes a totally different way. Most people might think that God had given David the opportunity to advance himself by Saul being asleep in the same cave. Yet instead the test was to see if David would do the right thing or advance himself. Praise the Lord He passed the test!!! He did what was right, and we find that he was honored for that.

    The real test for most of us is do we do what’s right when no one is looking?

    We all know we should read, study, and pray to keep our spiritual man physically fit. I wonder how many are doing that? How many are ensuring that their spiritual man is fed everyday without coming to church and hearing that from the pulpit? This determines what type of relationship we really have Jesus. Is it a relationship that we desire, or do we just participate in those daily disciplines because we are told to or our covenant demands it? If it is not out of our love for God and our desire for relationship with Him, then sadly we are not truly Apostolic!

    Let’s determine to do what’s right when no one is watching, because Jesus is always watching and knows what is in our heart at all times. Nothing is hidden from Him.

  24. “David’s men said to him, “Behold, this is the day of which the LORD said to you, ‘Behold, I will hand over your enemy to you, and you shall do to him as seems good to you.’ ” Then David arose [in the darkness] and stealthily cut off the hem (edge) of Saul’s robe. Afterward, David’s conscience bothered him because he had cut off the hem of Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD ’ S anointed, to put out my hand against him, since he is the anointed of the LORD.” So David strongly rebuked his men with these words and did not let them rise up against Saul. Saul got up, left the cave and went on his way.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭24:4-7‬ ‭AMP‬‬
    Sometimes when we have a promise from God we think we are justified in sinning to pursue that promise. This is always wrong. God will fulfill His promises, but He will do it His way, and do it righteously.

  25. I Samuel 24:15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

    God will always fight for you!

    Psalm 35:1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me .

    Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

  26. 10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord‘s anointed.
    11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

    What will you do when you have the opportunity to make a retort? David had Saul directly delivered into his hands with an opportunity to destroy his life, yet when he made a move, conviction immediately set on his heart. It’s not our job to take revenge, especially when we know God has had control up until that point. It’s not our job to take that grave responsibility into our own hands. David proved himself a humble man who respected God’s plan and authority.

  27. 8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

    Whenever David bowed down to saul he was facing the earth and when i read that he was facing the earth i was like what why was he doing that then i read the rest and i found out why

    God bless yall

  28. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    INTEGRITY AND CONVICTION

    3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
    4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.
    5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.
    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    We witness here opportunity, a once in a lifetime chance. David is hiding in a cave and GOD brings hunter to the feet of the hunted to take a nap. The kings guards are on the outside of the cave protecting their king. But, they did not know that the hunted was on the inside of the cave in hidden place.

    David the hunted could have panicked when he heard the commotion and voice of Saul. After all he had no place to run. David was confined to the cave, secretly inprisioned by Saul and his army of 3000 men. But, David kept his position and GOD lay Saul at his feet. David could have rightly and easily proclaimed that GOD had led Saul to the cave where David is in hiding and that meant that David could judge the king for his accusations and actions. BUT GOD had already prepared David for this decision. We are wise to consider the fruit of our choices.

    David and his wild cave men, could have no doubt executed the king in the cave. But, INTEGRITY stepped in. David simply trimmed a piece of cloth from the garment of Saul as evidence, then turned away. But even at this act of disrespect toward the king, David felt CONVICTION.

    In life we may have opportunity to avenge ourselves of an adversary or we may even have some “bad news” advantage over a Leader. But, I pray that INTEGRITY and CONVICTION will guide us in our choices, seeing they will affect generations to come.

    We learn from verse 6 that we are foolish to execute the forbidden by stretching a hand toward the anointed leader in The Kingdom of GOD.

    We also are witness to the fruit of INTEGRITY AND CONVICTION:

    17 And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

    Saul witnessed the true heart of David and was sorrowful, because he rejected INTEGRITY AND CONVICTION through disobedience to GOD when Samuel found him in the lie.

    Also, we witness the fruit of Davids choice:

    22 And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

    Saul went HOME!

    PEACEFUL action begat PEACEFUL action. The merciful obtain mercy, a soft answer turns away wrath and the goodness of GOD leads man to repentance are all good BIBLE primciples to live by to avoid great conflict.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  29. 18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

  30. David would not put a hand on Saul
    I will not
    I will not.
    He has bee anointed ( chosen by God…)
    And i will respect him, I will honor him , no matter what.
    ——
    David’s love for God . And looking outside the picture. That is actually ( to me…) the real reason for him not putting a hand on this person.
    When we love God. We just can’t. We CAN NOT. Do it.
    The Bible says a lot about
    Revenge
    Hate
    Aye for aye
    Giving it to God
    Forgiveness
    Anyways. I understand David.

  31. 1 Samuel 24:10, “Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eyes spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord; for he is the LORD’S anointed.”

    This was a good opportunity for David to kill Saul. Some of his men even bade him to, but David did not “Cave In” to the peer pressure of his men. Instead he spared Saul, because he knew Saul was the Lord’s anointed.

  32. When someone hurts us and does us wrong don’t be out to seek revenge. Put them in God’s hands and pray for them

    Romans 12:14-21
    [14]Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.
    [15]Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.
    [16]Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!
    [17]Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
    [18]Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
    [19]Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
    “I will take revenge;
        I will pay them back,”
        says the lord.
    [20]Instead,
    “If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
        If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
    In doing this, you will heap
        burning coals of shame on their heads.”
    [21]Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

  33. 1 Samuel 24:8
    “También David se levantó después, y saliendo de la cueva dio voces detrás de Saúl, diciendo: ¡Mi señor el rey! Y cuando Saúl miró hacia atrás, David inclinó su rostro a tierra, e hizo reverencia”

    * “David… saliendo de la cueva”
    David aquí tomó una gran oportunidad, porque pudo simplemente haber permanecido oculto, seguro por el hecho de que Saúl no lo había encontrado. Pero se rindió a Saúl porque vio la oportunidad de mostrarle su corazón hacia él y reconciliarse.

    * “¡Mi señor el rey!… David inclinó su rostro a tierra, e hizo reverencia”
    Esta era una gran sumisión a Saúl. Podríamos pensar que David tenía el derecho de llegar a Saúl como un igual. “Bueno Saúl, los dos hemos sido ungidos como reyes. Ahora tú tienes el trono, pero yo lo tendré algún día y tú lo sabes. Así que de un hombre ungido a otro, mira como acabo de perdonar tu vida.” Esa no fue la actitud de David en absoluto. Sino que más bien dijo: “Saúl, tu eres el jefe y yo lo sé. Respeto tu posición como mi líder y mi rey.”

    * Cuando David inclinó su rostro a tierra, e hizo reverencia también mostró una gran confianza en Dios, porque se hizo totalmente vulnerable ante Saúl. Saúl pudo haberle matado fácilmente en ese momento, pero David confiaba en que si hacía lo correcto delante de Dios entonces Dios lo protegería y cumpliría la promesa.

  34. 11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
    12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
    13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
    14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.
    15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

    David had the chance to kill Saul he was right in front of it. David felt something and decided to put it all into the Lords hands, David trusted the Lord.The Lord has all of our problems in control even if we don’t think it, we don’t need to take revenge for what people do or say because God has everything under control. God let’s everything happen for a reason.

  35. 18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

    19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the Lord reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

    20 And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

  36. Even though it seems at the time of drought that everything is falling apart it might be falling into place..

    1 Samuel 24:17 KJV
    [17] And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

    1 Samuel 24:20 KJV
    [20] And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

  37. 12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
    13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
    14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.
    15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.
    16 And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.

    Soul was jealous of David and thought that David was going to kill him and was sorry to David because he let his jealousy get the best of him. God had mercy on soul and so David didn’t kill David.

  38. And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

    5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    7 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

  39. 15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.
    Amen

  40. 1 Samuel 24:11–12: “Moreover, my father, see! Yes, see the corner of your robe in my hand! For in that I cut off the corner of your robe, and did not kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand, and I have not sinned against you. Yet you hunt my life to take it. Let the LORD judge between you and me, and let the LORD avenge me on you. But my hand shall not be against you.”

    David had a perfect opportunity to take care of his problem but he refused to touch the Lord’s anointed. It was even more tempting because David already had the anointing of God to be king, but he waiter on God. Saul was God’s instrument to work on David. God used Saul to develop David’s character, integrity. God wanted David to rely on Him, and here we must be careful to see God’s hand in both the positive and negative circumstances of our lives, as well as the difficult individuals who cross our paths every day. Lord give us eyes to see all that you are doing around us.

  41. 21 Swear now therefore unto me by the Lord, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father’s house.

    22 And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

    Saul made David sware to him that he will not cut off his seed after him and David did as Saul asked.

    Saul went home convinced, but not converted; ashamed of his envy to David, yet retaining in his breast that root of bitterness; vexed that when at last he had found David, he could not find in his heart to destroy him, as he had designed. Malice often seems dead when it is only asleep, and will revive with double force. Yet, whether the Lord bind men’s hands, or affect their hearts, so that they do not hurt us, the deliverance is equally from him; it is an evidence of his love, and an earnest of our salvation, and should make us thankful.

  42. 4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

    5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

  43. 11 See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.

    12 May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.

    1 Samuel 24:11‭-‬12 NIV
    https://bible.com/bible/111/1sa.24.11-12.NIV

    At times we don’t see what the Lord is doing for us, and we tend to look away and close our eyes and not give Him a chance for you to see what He is going to do in you. We need to open up our eyes and heart and look very closely and let Him work in us.He knows what He is doing but, He needs us to open our eyes to see it.

  44. 5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    7 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    David’s heart smote him. You know that feeling, right? I would like to call that conviction. Perhaps that same feeling that the men of Israel felt when Peter was preaching to them Jesus on acts 2. That feeling that we get when we know and realize the evil committed. On acts it reads as, “they were pricked in their heart. Conviction is not necessarily a bad think but on the contrary. It brings us to change our course. It brings us to repentance. Condemnation on the other hand brings shame, and that is a bad thing. That will keep you away. Conviction you realized that you are found guilty and need to pay the price, or be redeemed. Thanks be to our Lord Jesus that has paid the price for all, and for all the sins of the world. It is conviction that says i’ve done something wrong and I need to change. It is a good thing when the Lord keeps talking to you and bringing you conviction when we have fallen into any sin. For out of that we will humble ourselves in repentance and turn back to God and his ways.

  45. 15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

    16 And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.

    17 And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

    18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

    19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the Lord reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

    Righteousness was recognized this day, and what a humbling experience it was for Saul. I hope we all learned something from this passage that vengeance is the Lords. It may have seem this was a set up to get rid of a pest that seem to bring David down but because of his acts of godliness and righteousness Saul seen that more than anything and David’s kingship was placed upon him for those acts. If we follow the same acts our heavenly kingship will be place on us so lets go be a witness today in Jesus name

  46. This Chapter speaks of mercy. David had Saul right where he thought he wanted him but God had David’s heart. God pricked David for cutting off a piece of Sauls robe. The spiritual since of this act was that David was taking away Sauls victory as King but not his life as his men had supposed. David showed great mercy and that is the beginning of a great leader. Anyone can be hateful and hurt people but it takes the strong in the spirit to be merciful.

  47. “But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this to my lord the king. I shouldn’t attack the LORD’s anointed one, for the LORD himself has chosen him.” So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul. After Saul had left the cave and gone on his way, David came out and shouted after him, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked around, David bowed low before him.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭24:5-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    I pray that my conscience would be as David’s. David had the upper hand to take over but instead he trusted in the Lord and respected the anointed man of God.

  48. 4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.
    5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.

    David came so close to Saul that he was able to cut off the corner of his garment. Even though in his hardship and all the trouble Saul had brought upon him, he definitely could have harmed him more. His own men told him to kill Saul, but he would not. He just wanted enough to be able to put ice to Saul that he could have done worse to him but he chose not to. But then yet he felt bad in his heart for what he had done.

    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.
    10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord‘s anointed.

    Not only did David feel bad for what he had done but he was convicted and wanted forgiveness. Because David knew that Saul was anointed. There are times that we are human we don’t think and we talk against others. Our words can kill someone spiritually. We should always think before we spew hate and discord from our own mouths. It is a hard feat to overcome a word said in hatred. It would be a shame to kill some of Those around us that are anointed, even those that have left the church that were/are anointed. Even after they are gone we shouldn’t speak against or talk down about them because it says something about our own character.

  49. 5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.
    6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord‘s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

    David desired no harm towards King Saul, even though King Saul wanted him dead. David knew that King Saul was appointed and anointed by the Lord, and being chosen by God is a blessing that no one can take away from you. Although Saul failed and sinned, he was still anointed. For this reason, David refused to harm King Saul. We must remember that God has anointed our Pastor to lead us and we must honor who God has chosen. We must not harm them nor destroy them for they are anointed by God. I pray that we are like David’s character of humbleness and love for the God’s anointed people.

  50. “And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En–gedi. Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭24:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    We often wish that our next victory would be a permanent victory. We wish that the spiritual enemies who pursue us like Saul pursued David would simply give up, and we wouldn’t have to bother with them any more. But even when we have victory and they are sent away, they come back, and will keep coming back until we go to glory with the LORD. That is the only permanent victory we will find.

  51. David choose not to hurt Saul and thus Saul acknowledged that David would soon be the king. When things happen and we have a chance to take matters into our own hands but we allow God to be in charge of everything instead, that is when we allow God to take over. We tell God with our submission to him and his will that our plans and desires are not as important as his. That is when God can help us the most.

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