Notes: July 9, 2008 – 1 Samuel 21 & Psalm 56

Meditation Points:

  • “The king has commanded me a business” (1 Samuel 21:2); and “the king’s business required haste” (1 Samuel 21:8). Was David speaking about God, his King; or was he intentionally deceiving the priest?
  • David and his men ate the holy shewbread (21:4-6). Jesus refers to this event (Mark 2:25-26) as an illustration that sometimes the ritual law is subsidiary to the preservation of life. Chew on this for a while.
  • The only weapon available was the sword of Goliath (verse 9), which David took as he fled to Goliath’s homeland of Gath (verse10)!
  • Should David have run to the enemy for refuge, or should he have stayed to face Saul? (Should Jonah have gotten on the boat leading away from Ninevah?)
  • Psalm 56

    • David’s complaints (vss. 1-2, 5-6) that people were against him.
    • David’s confidence (vss 3-4, 7-9) that God will protect him.
    • David’s praise of God (vss. 10-13) for who He is and what He does.

 

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Comments

  1. katie keohane says:

    Thank you for your comment on David & the Shewbread “that sometimes the ritual law is subsidiary to the preservation of life”.