Reign of Saul

…Psalm 8: Saul Disobeys … David Calms Saul

    The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?  Fill your horn with oil, and go—I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite… for I have provided Myself a king among his sons.  1 Samuel 16: 1-13 . Saul Rejected as King […]

…Psalm 23: Killing Our Giants—Peace & Restoration

Surely David sang this psalm to Saul during his times of distress.  This psalm is intended to restore us, and give us peace, in any situation– . The story of David killing the great Palestinian giant Goliath, led David into quiet contemplation of the goodness of God.  The giants can be anything in our lives […]

…Psalm 5: A Prayer for Guidance

After those days of failure in battle from rejecting that which the Lord had commanded,  King Saul continued to have an evil spirit that troubled him. Saul sent for David, for when the evil spirit came upon him, David took his harp and played for him. This soothed Saul and the spirit would depart.  Saul […]

…Psalm 12: Wisdom: A Gift from God

“Wisdom is the power to see, and the inclination to choose, the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. Wisdom is, in fact, the practical side of moral goodness. As such, it is found in its fullness only in God. He alone is naturally and entirely and invariable wise.”  – J. I. Packer, […]

…Psalm 11: Where Do We Put Our Trust

Jonathan Warns David of Trouble Desperate people take desperate measures…especially Saul!  Saul’s own son and Saul’s servants have been advised “that they should kill David.”  Jonathan felt otherwise. He delighted in David and loved him as his own brother. -Passage:  1 Samuel 19   Jonathan told David, saying, “My father Saul seeks to kill you. Therefore please […]

…Psalm 34: Those Who Trust in God

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!    Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Here is the testimony of a man in a difficult and dangerous situation.  David turned to the Lord, he sought after God in prayer… his testimony is—“The Lord answered me and delivered me from all my fears. David’s countenance must have changed immediately–Joy replace […]

…Psalm 26, A Covenant is Serious Business

A few days ago, we watched the second swearing-in of our president.  He laid his hand on a Holy Bible believed to be once owned by Abraham Lincoln.  An oath is a binding covenant made before God—and to God.  Many men today have little to no regard concerning the seriousness of an oath made between God and […]

…Psalm 108: My Tongue Shall Be My Glory

Soon after the last meeting of David and Jonathan, Samuel dies.  All of Israel gathered and lamented over him and buried him at his home in Ramah.  David arose and went back to the wilderness of Paran. 1 Samuel 27:1   David still knowing that Saul was not far behind, thought to leave and go to the land of […]

…Psalm 139: Saul and Jonathan are killed

Death of Saul and his Son’s This part of David’s life touched me so…  more than any other psalm I have written about.  This lament is not recorded in the Book of Psalms, but the history of it can be read in 2 Samuel chapter 1.  I felt David’s pain, I felt the heartache over the […]

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