Surely, guilt can really kick in when we’ve lied to people that we care about. Even other people often pay the consequences for these mistakes, which is very sad. Continue Reading
Now, David’s second lie was having the need to get a weapon, because he said the king required it to be done in a swift manner. Continue Reading
1 Samuel 20:14,15 (KJV)
14 And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the Lord, that I die not:
15 But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the Lord hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.
Jonathan was David’s best friend, and during these rough times, he was able to go to him, along with God, for help. Continue Reading
1 Samuel 19:4-6 (KJV)
4 And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:
5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the Lord liveth, he shall not be slain.
If it wasn’t for Jonathan, that night, Saul may have tried early on to kill David. So thankfully his son at least saw the good in David and had his back, along with God, of course. Continue Reading
1 Samuel 18:12-14 (KJV)
12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.
13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.
It was in this time that Saul began plotting against David that, “Michal Saul’s daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. Continue Reading
1 Samuel 17:45,46 (KJV)
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
You may think that someone going to war, in times past, would need at least a helmet, armor, a shield and a sword. However, although this was common then, this was not the case for David. Continue Reading
1 Samuel 16:6,7 (KJV)
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.
7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
It was after David got the calling from God to be King, that God’s anointing was removed from Saul. So the Spirit of God left him and an evil spirit found rout in Saul’s heart instead. Continue Reading
1 Samuel 1:14-16 (KJV)
14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.
16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
David explained how we can escape God’s wrath and anger. He said, “Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.” Continue Reading
Know that God can see our hearts. He knows our true desires by how we live our lives. If our passion isn’t to serve Him, He knows. Continue Reading
The definition of effeminate or malakos, in greek, is the passive male partner in homosexual intercourse–‘homosexual’. Continue Reading