Notes: July 6, 2008 – 1 Samuel 18:1-19:11

David and Jonathan

Meditation Points:

  • David and Jonathan, King Saul’s son, became close friends; and King Saul invited David to live with them (vs. 1-3).
  • David behaved himself wisely (vs. 5, 14, 30); but Saul, knowing that God had already rejected him, was wary of the ever-popular David (vs. 12).
  • On (at least) two occasions, Saul attempted to kill David (vs. 11, 19:10); and he ordered others to do so (19:1). He also sent David to battle the Philistines, hoping that David would be slain (vs. 18, 25). And for what reason did Saul hate David so (1 Samuel 19:4-5)?
  • Jonathan interceded for David (19:4); but Saul’s hatred of David soon rose again.
  • Even Michal, Saul’s daughter who was married to David, worked against the will of her evil father (vs 19:11).