2 Samuel Chapter 1 – Chronological

Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag;

It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.

And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.

And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.

And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?

And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.

And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I.

And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.

10 So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.

11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

12 And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

13 And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.

14 And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the Lord‘s anointed?

15 And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.

16 And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord‘s anointed.

17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

18 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.

22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

55 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 1 – Chronological

  1. And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.

    5 And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?

    6 And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.

  2. So in 2 Samuel Chapter 1 verses 4-6 it’s talking about how David Fled from Battle and many people were fallen and died then Jonathan Son was Dead also then David said how knowest Jonathan Son is Dead then the Young Man Saul happened to lean upon his shear and the horseman followed hard

  3. 7 And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I.

    All of us in life are called to a purpose for a purpose and whenever God calls us when should always answer with a humble servants heart and be obedient to the call no matter where it take us or whatever it is. We should always answer with here I am lord, use me!

  4. 11Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him: 12And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword. 13And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite. 14And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD’S anointed? 15And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died. 16And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD’S anointed.

    I can only imagine the heart of David breaking tremendously because of the death of Saul but more because of the death of Jonathan. One thing that David learned through his life up until now, the you never touch the Lord’s anointed. I find that when he commanded one of the young men to fall upon the Amalekite and take revenge for the death of Saul.

    We must never take for granted the man anointed by God and that has rule over you. I find that even though man will ultimately fail you, you should never touch the Lord’s anointed. No matter what that person has done, you should always be obedient to the word of God. There is always lessons that we must learn through obedience to God and the kingdom. We have to live the word of God through everything from the spirit of the Holy Ghost, the love that Jesus shown us, and the power that we possess over our enemies.

    One thing we must learn from this chapter, regardless how much Saul was wanting to kill David, David’s love for the king and his son it didn’t change. David loved Jonathan most of all. Not only did a king die, but a whole generation of royalty die with him. W shave to make the best out of the tome we have on this earth to be about the Kong’s business. Jesus commissioned us to reach the lost through preaching the gospel and we have to achieve that goal. Reach the lost and dying world. Living Jesus to give Jesus.

  5. Saul who was anointed, how sad it was to see jealousy and anger take over him and just crush the anticipation what God had in store for him.
    There will always be someone more loyal, more handsome, someone faster someone stronger someone better than you. We can get so caught up in ourselves thinking were the bomb dot com and not expect something better to come after us. theres over 7-8 billion people in this world….You are not the one…but your are one of HIS. always strive to be the best for Jesus. not for the things of this world but for Jesus. Stay humble and pray, seek God and crush pride if it even tries to creep in just a little.

  6. 10. So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.

    13. And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.

    David, God’s anointed, had several chances to take Saul’s life but chose not to, and even felt bad for cutting his garment. Yet this stranger chose to stand on Saul and kill him without hesitation and then took his crown and bracelet!
    We all face choices and we all have to live (or die) with them.
    Yes, this is a “free country” and yes, you are free to choose what you say and do, but you are never free from the consequences of your decisions.

  7. Thank you Jesus for today , remember God is full of mercy, gecae and love of you want it , we all need it . Thy kingdom come thy will be done . Believe in Jesus as your saviour he will deliver, he will restore, he will renew, he will heal , he is a wonderful God hallelujah !!!!!

  8. “Jonathan, I miss you most! I loved you like a brother. You were truly loyal to me, more faithful than a wife to her husband.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:26‬ ‭CEV‬‬

    Jonathan was a true friend to David in every way. Friends like this don’t come often. Relationships like this makes life beautiful ❤️ I wouldn’t know how my life would be without them. These are treasures GOD gives to help you along the path of truth.

    “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  9. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    INTEGRITY

    14 And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the Lord‘s anointed?

    The oppressor, the intimidator, the cruel and divisive king was dead. The one David ran from, hid from, tried to understand. The one despised and haunted David was dead. But David didn’t see Saul nor reverence Saul after that manner. But chose to remember and honor Saul for his days. Not his earthly position, not his pomp and circumstance nor his earthly, kings riches.

    But, the heavenly anointing of Saul is what caught the thoughts and attention of David at this grievous yet glorious time. David was the epitome of the term sweet and sour. The sweet news of his fleeing days of running for his life was now over, Saul is dead, but Jonathan, his best friend was also dead.

    David didn’t choose to rejoice or grieve greatly over the news. David demonstrated INTEGRITY. Honor for what is right. In Davids reflection, he remembered how Saul was anointed by GOD. Choosing rather to teach his followers a subject lesson about the respect for the man who GOD anoints.

    We are wise to remember on this Sunday, GOD has anointed men to do work in HIS Kingdom and we are wise to respect them, not because of their title or position, but because of their anointing.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
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    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  10. Gods people are separate, a chosen people. Gods own heart was pricked because of some of the actions in todays readings. God is a jealous God and he does not like you to have ungodly doings with his chosen.

  11. “So I stood over him and killed him, because I was sure that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown that was on his head and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them here to my lord.””
    ‭‭II Samuel‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/114/2sa.1.10.nkjv

    The Amalekite lied to David thinking he would find favor for killing his enemy. But instead it cost him his life.

  12. 11 Sam.1-14 [ amp] David said to him, Why were you not afraid to stretch fourth your hand to destroy the Lord’s annointed?
    We should lift up God’s anointing not cut it down!
    Don’t touch God’s anointing!
    Humble yourself and respect the man of God
    ( Pastor) and elders.
    Freedom and Repect and Love in Jesus!

  13. David could have rejoiced over Saul’s death, but he chose to morn. Our ministers are anointed of God and if we experience contention, we should look to David’s actions as our example.

  14. 25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

    We all remember David for the mighty things that he did in the name of God, we remember his downfalls and his repentance prayer, we know the entire life story of David but we don’t hear very much about Jonathan even though Jonathan was loyal to the man of God more than anybody else was. Jonathan was more loyal to his friend then he was his own family because he chose righteousness over blood. Many of Jonathan sacrifices and selflessness are what helped protect David. We don’t always have to be on the front cover or the main headline to be an important part of God’s plan. Sometimes it’s just a matter of being loyal to what is right

  15. 23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

    David lost his pact brother and his king and father figure. He is destroyed. All the reproach of how Saul treated him disappear in one second when he was given the crown and bracelet of Saul. All David had left was anguish and pain.

    20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

    David doesn’t want to give glory to the enemy for he know very well that all glory and all praise belongs only to our God Jesus Christ.

  16. 11 Samuel 1
    14 David said to him, “How is it you were not kafraid to put out your hand to destroy lthe Lord’s anointed?”

    Even in the midst of the grief that David was feeling his first concern was why had the servant killed God’s anointed . David had just lost his best friend not only a friend but he considered Jonathan as a brother . He makes mention that his love for Jonathan even surpassed his love for a woman. Friendship and sisterhood and brotherhood go deep. Yet in his pain David was Kingdom minded . His concern that Saul who had been anointed . We must continue to instill respect and hold up the anointed God has placed into our lives. David teaches a grand lesson of respect to God’s anointed . Even to the death of Saul David shows him respect ……..God help our hearts to Live You
    So we may Give You

  17. 25 “How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.”
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    26 “I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.”
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    27 “How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!”

    What would to say about you when you’re gone.

    A.L.M.A.S.
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  18. In David’s eyes he still referenced Saul regardless of how Saul treated him and the fact that he had been in the run from Saul. Respect for the anointed goes along way and brings great blessings to our lives. God will honor us for honoring them

  19. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus
    This young man thought he was bringing good tidings to David. This young man made up a story that was not true thinking it would cause David to honor him. We know from previous chapters that Saul was hit by arrows and then he fell upon his own sword, and then his armor bearer did the exact same thing.

    David did not rejoice in the death of Saul. This is yet another reason that we can know of a certainty that David had no plans of ever fighting Saul in previous chapters.

  20. 2 Samuel 1:10,17-18
    [10]“So I killed him,” the Amalekite told David, “for I knew he couldn’t live. Then I took his crown and his armband, and I have brought them here to you, my lord.”

    “God gives life, and only God can take it away. God gave us the right to life, then only God can take this right away. Genesis 1:27 states that God created us in His image, and we are therefore like him and are part of him. We should never take advantage of this and should respect the right that others have to life.

  21. 2 Samuel 1:16, “And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD’S anointed.”

    “Thy Mouth Hath Testified Against Thee”
    This verse reminded me of when Pastor taught in Tuesday Night Leadership Class on “Watch Your Mouth.”

    Job 15:6 says, “Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I; yea, thine own lips testify against thee.”
    Prov. 6:2 says, “Thou art snared with the words of they mouth, thou art taken with the words of they mouth.”
    Prov. 18:21 say, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue:…”

    Well, the Amalekite’s mouth got him in trouble and lead to his death.

    So, “Watch Your Mouth.”
    Be careful how you speak and what you say. Remember: We will either be justified or condemned by our words.

    Oh be careful little mouth what you say
    Oh be careful little mouth what you say
    For the Father up above
    Is looking down with love
    So be careful little mouth what you say

  22. 2 Samuel 1

    David was informed that Saul and Jonathan were deceased. The Amalekite told David that he had killed Saul. From reading previous scripture, it was said that Saul took his own life. This lie cost this man his life! We are told that a lie is a sin. Also even though Saul treated David poorly, David was truly sorrowful of Sauls death. Saul was anointed by God, therefore David respected him. Jonathan was David’s best friend. He loved him dearly and was very upset.

  23. “Why were you not afraid to kill the Lord ’s anointed one?” David asked.
    2 Samuel 1:14 NLT

    Regardless of what has been done, Saul was still God’s chosen and David deeply respected that. No matter what, always respect the leaders appointed over you.

  24. God’s Anointed

    16 And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord‘s anointed.

    Be careful who you lay your hands or mouth on. God’s anointed will still be his anointed and it’s not for us to put them in their place. God will take care of those who are anointed by if they are doing wrong.

    Don’t be deceived by others talking bad about the anointed men and women of God. They will find their own destruction. Following God’s law will allow us to make it without being destroyed. Keeping our eyes and focus on him, we can do great things.

  25. 2 Samuel 1

    Three days after the Israelites were defeated and Saul died, a man came to David at Ziklag, pretending to have escaped from the Israelite camp at Galboa. The man claimed to have killed Saul and knew that Jonathon was dead.

    When David and his men heard of their deaths, they mourned and fasted for a day, because the two had been killed.

    After the time of mourning, David had an assistant kill the man for killing Saul, because Saul was God’s chosen and anointed king.

    This chapter ends with David’s lamentation over Saul and his son, Jonathan, David’s best friend of old. Their lamentation was about their loss of a family that David considered reputable and valiant as well.

    Praises to our anointed leaders!

    Glory to God in the Highest and Peace and Good Will toward the leaders Of POFW!!

    Amen and Amen.

  26. hen David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

    12 And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

  27. How the Mighty have fallen

    The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

    Even the chosen could fall in battle. We must be watchful and careful that we guard ourselves because even the mighty can fall.

  28. After the death of Saul, David returned from striking down the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days. On the third day a man arrived from Saul’s camp with his clothes torn and dust on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground to pay him honor.

  29. I learned that this man He went to David His clothes were ripped up When he got to David he fell to the ground He had news for David. -Zion

  30. Then David said to one of his men, “Kill him!” So the man thrust his sword into the Amalekite and killed him. “You have condemned yourself,” David said, “for you yourself confessed that you killed the Lord ’s anointed one.”
    2 Samuel 1:15‭-‬16 NLT

    When people pretend to be something they are not, all you have to do is listent and pay attention. They will always condem themselves with the lies they are saying. We must always be who we really are because God always knows the truth.

  31. “Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him: And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:11-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    This contrast powerfully demonstrates that our hatred, bitterness, and unforgiveness are chosen, not imposed on us. As much as Saul did against David, he chose to become better instead of bitter.

  32. 10 “So I did what he asked—I killed him. I knew he wouldn’t last much longer anyway. I removed his royal headband and bracelet, and have brought them to my master. Here they are.”
    14 David asked him, “Why weren’t you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed? ”

    We must make sure we are sensitive to Gods will and know who we follow after. No matter what we think if it’s not in Gods plans it shouldn’t be ours if we seek him first.

  33. 2 Samuel 1

    This Chapter means that, the amalikite lied to David that he killed Saul. And he later died by the sword while David wept for Saul and Jonathan.

  34. 13 And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.

    14 And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the Lord‘s anointed?

    15 And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.

    The respect for the Lord’s anointed. David always held in reverence whom God had appointed before him to be the leader of God’s people. We should take the example no matter how the circumstances ended for Saul there was still a level of respect for the position that God himself had ordained

  35. David’s respect for Saul is what we should example toward the position of our Pastors. The closer you get to someone the more flaws you will see but when they are anointed of the Lord we cannot look at those flaws. We have to respect and honor the position that God put them in. When we do that God will honor it. Look at how David’s life turned out after his trial of being persecuted by Saul. No matter the circumstance if we honor the position, God will show us favor.

  36. 16 And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord’s anointed one.

    These days we need to not listen to what others have to say to the ones the Lord has anointed, we must ignore them for God will deal with them. We need to keep our eyes on the Lord, spread his word because even though there are some wanting to bring us down and say things, mixed with those are people listening and believing. So even if people are trying to bring you down you can’t listen, you must only listen and look up the the Lord. For the Lord is going to use each of us in his mighty ways.

  37. 23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
    24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

    David loves sail and Jonathan with all his heart but when Saul disobey the lord commandments he end up died. We need to help people desire the lord and help listen to his commands.

  38. “David said to him, “How is it that you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the LORD ’ S anointed?””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    David was able to stand up and ask why they destroyed gods anointing. We have to make sure we have each other’s back in the kingdom and make sure we stay kingdom minded and in spite of what may try to tear us down that we uphold one another because we are gods announcing. We must never allow things to come in and touch gods anointing. I pray we are able to bind together and uphold one another in the kingdom and stand in the gap.

  39. “Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    David was loyal to Saul until the very end. After all he was put through, David recognized Saul was still God’s anointed. Here David models how we should look to leadership. We may not agree but we should not bad mouth or disrespect God’s anointed.

    I thank God for the many lessons and principles in the Bible that aid in our walk with God. I pray we absorb the Word God has given us today!

  40. Wrong place, wrong time

    The man who was asked to kill the king was just there. The king asked him to kill him, but he was the king. When the man killed the king it meant that he obeyed one king, but what about King Jesus? Jesus doesn’t want us to kill others. This man who was wondering around was asked by a king to kill him, which he did. It was right in the sight of one, but not in the sight of everyone. Let’s remember that when we are following orders we also have to follow the orders of God.

  41. “David asked him, “Why weren’t you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?” Then David called one of his men and said, “Go, strike him down!” So he struck him down, and he died.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:14-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Even after everything Saul put David through David still respected the fact that Saul was God’s anointing and would never lift a finger against him. That is absolute loyalty, respect, and obedience. No matter what you think the man of God has done to you, you should respect and obey him enough to never speak ill of him.

  42. 1 Samuel 2:12-18; 23-27

    10. And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

    13. And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.

    14. And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD’s anointed?

    15. And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.

    16. And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD’s anointed.

    17. And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

    18. (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

    23. Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,
    and in their death they were not divided:
    they were swifter than eagles,
    they were stronger than lions.

    24. Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
    who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights,
    who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

    25. How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!

    26. O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
    I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan:
    very pleasant hast thou been unto me:
    thy love to me was wonderful,
    passing the love of women.

    27. How are the mighty fallen,
    and the weapons of war perished!

    Proverbs 27:6
    Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
    but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    David was considered to be God’s “chosen” and “anointed” we can find many passages of the great things that God uses him to do and we also can find situations where I’m sure God was grieved by David’s actions.

    A true friend loves at all times, they love us at our worst and at our best in life. There are some friends that God brings into our life for a season only and then we must allow them to move forward without us so that may be used for someone else in a different season. Then there are maybe a few friends that are like roots that sustain life to us below the surface, they are there to hold us up and they are not there to be recognized but to support us during storms of life. I am so thankful for those type of friends, their worth is priceless! We must be willing to be a friend in order to attain a true friend!

  43. In this chapter we see the deep respect that David had for God’s anointed. He didn’t relish in Saul’s death; but, was truly sadden over the death of his BFF, Jonathan.

    Hebrews 13:17 AMP says “Obey your [spiritual] leaders and submit to them [recognizing their authority over you], for they are keeping watch over your souls and continually guarding your spiritual welfare as those who will give an account [of their stewardship of you]. Let them do this with joy and not with grief and groans, for this would be of no benefit to you.”

  44. 26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

    Something about a godly friendship. David mourns for his friend. Someone who taught him the ways of the palace when he only knew the ways of the field. Someone who made a vow to him for them to always have each other’s backs. Someone who would defend him when it seemed that the whole world had turned against him. His friend was gone. It’s so important to allow ourselves a season of mourning. I pray comfort and peace over those that have lost loved ones and that are still mourning and grieving. In Jesus name.

  45. 22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
    23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions

    David honored the memory of the king and his son. While he had to be relieved that his enemy Saul was slain, he was saddened because of his anointing was not fulfilled as God intended for his life. He truly mourned for the loss of his best friend and chose to mourn them both equally because today Israel was defeated by their enemy and many lives of their people had been lost.

  46. God at times has to remove people or move people. He moved people by changing langues the as in the tower of Babel. He stopped world wide rebellion by a flood and saved eight righteous souls. God removed a high Priest and sons for not disciplining his sons. Samuel became a prophet and a judge of Israel. Through Samuel the God pronounced Saul and his family deaths due to King Saul’s disobedience to Gods instructions in a battle. Now the slate is once more cleaned and David would be come a King after Gods own heart. I praise God for his Love and care.

  47. 25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
    26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
    27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

    Many people hear Saul, and have a negative connection, but here it is emphasized that he and Johnathan were mighty. The Word does not repeat itself just to be redundant, but rather to emphasize something.

    Saul was used mightily by God to help Israel, and to set David up for Kingship.

    If we look at Saul and his reign like us and our Christian walk, just as he was mighty and fell away before he was destroyed, we too have to protect our walk that we not fall away too.

  48. When it comes to pass (by the will of God)

    2 Samuel 1:23 KJV
    [23] Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

  49. 26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

    True friendship, founded on sincere love, so rare, so difficult to be found. This was the relationship between Jonathan and David. Pure love for each other.

  50. 2On the third day a man arrived from Saul’s army camp. He had torn his clothes and put dirt on his head to show that he was in mourning. He fell to the ground before David in deep respect.

    Always give respect. You may not like the individual, but always give honor and respect to the position. By giving respect, you’ll receive respect. God sees your good intentions when you honor others.

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