(ZIKLAG.) In this instance it did immediately two things for David. It was like ‘being thrown from the frying-pan into the fire’ and David was greatly distressed at the turn of events! So, if we are focused on ‘Loving God’, we will a) Trust Him completely and b) obey His voice. Illustration – Video of young lady who helps a blind man on the street. A. Your path will not be a uniform one. However at the Besor Ravine, 200 of those men stayed behind, while the balance 400 continued on the trail of the raiding Amalekites. As the men returned home after overcoming David’s distressing situation, as an act of gratitude, David sent some of the bounty to the elders of Judah who had been good to him and provided for him, during his escape from King Saul. his honours or his wealth? 1 Samuel • Sermon • Submitted ... Transcript. one sick man, a man scarcely alive; and he did all that David wanted. 2. Hey there Bible Students, today we’re looking at 1 Samuel chapter 30 summary. I am reminded of a story in a fascinating book entitled Shantung Compound, written by Langdon Gilkey. I Samuel 27-30. 2. After a brief delay and some untoward events by which faith is still further tested (ver. Look ones more to chap. "What time I am afraid," not, in a quiet hour, no, in a fearful hour — "what time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.". Another incident in this history we must notice — this victory over these Amalekites was attended with a recovery of all that David had lost. At the Besor Ravine, 200 of David’s men were too exhausted to travel anymore. (7-15) He recovers what had been lost. 3. I obeyed His voice amidst protests from my parents and many others. When David formerly fell into despondency (ch. Relieved I’m sure by God’s intervention, David’s men marched home to Ziklag for three days, hoping most probably to rest and relax with their families. They discovered that Ziklag had been burned and their wives and children taken away as captives by the Amalekites. The upbraiding of conscience for past sin. 1. "When I am weak," said Paul, "then am I strong" - when I feel my utter weakness under the pressure of trial, then I am constrained to depend on the Lord, and become imbued with his strength (2 Corinthians 12:10). ), 2. Share. Directing the thoughts toward God, the ever-present, invisible, eternal Protector of his servants, and stirring up the heart to renewed trust in him. David's encouragement. Tomorrow they may be in other hands, and he in another world. His faithful promises. Will not his old fears now return? - D. I. DAVID IN HIS DISTRESS. 1 Samuel 30:6a says, “David was greatly distressed…..; each one was bitter in spirit….. Today, let’s look at some lessons from David’s distressing situation. See in it the frequent benefit, of affliction to the people of God. 6. 1. Are you willing to help such a weary person today? (1-2) Ziklag is plundered by the Amalekites. 1 Samuel 2:30. But how will this operate on David? As we battle distressing situations, it is vitally important that we learn to trust Jesus fully as he is more than able to guide and help us to final victory! 20). 5. Sudden and severe bereavement; wife and children, it may be, taken away with a stroke. Sermons from I Samuel 30 The End of the Beginning (I Samuel 31 - II Samuel 1) God Unchanging (1 Samuel 15:29) Music For A Madman (I Samuel 16:14-23) The Heart of A Champion (I Samuel 16:1-13) How to Kill a Giant (1 Samuel 17) How To Kill A Giant (I Samuel 17) The Green-Eyed Monster (I Samuel 18-19) Three Arrows at Sunrise (I Samuel 18-23) In the exercise of "the same spirit of faith" others "out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens" (Hebrews 11:34). Obeying the will of the Lord (vers. Read 1 Samuel 30 Online. They now faced the difficult predicament of having to fight as part of the Philistine army against their own Israeli brothers (28:1-2). Three days afterwards David's men come up and find him: they kindly give him food and restore him. See here what man is; see what even a servant of God is, when left to himself. 1. He was thereby further strengthened. He knew their inability to help this time was only due to sheer exhaustion. They were a nation condemned by God to be exterminated in consequence of their determined hatred to Him and His people. Here, you observe, was help for David from one who could not help himself; and, as it turned out, effectual help; and help, observe, too, from the very host of his enemies. Ever feel like giving up? On the third day David and his men arrived in Ziklag, and the Amalekites had raided the Negev, attacked Ziklag, and burned it down. Handout. Introduction: As the background to the story in this chapter, David and his band of 600 warriors had been living in a town called Ziklag in Philistine territory, under King Achish (27:1-7). In my twenties I had to spend 25 days in hospital due to a serious spinal problem. Will I overtake them?” He was trusting only in God and seeking advice from God alone. IT IS CROWNED WITH COMPLETE SUCCESS. When David and his men were come to Ziklag. IT MAKES USE OF APPROPRIATE MEANS. David, we read, smote these Amalekites, smote them from the twilight, of one day even unto the evening of the next. Sermon by Tony Hobbs – 23rd November 2014. (The next chapter shows us that Saul and his sons perished in the battle with the Philistines). Their destruction was complete or nearly so. His intimate relationship to his people. "He encouraged (strengthened) himself," etc. This is what the Scripture means by acknowledging God in our ways. I Samuel 30:10a “For two hundred men were too exhausted….”. 5. We may be tempted to obey many other voices as we battle distressing challenges like David’s distressing situation. "They came," we read, "to the brook Besor," and there they "were so faint that they could not go over." David from a place of having it all had fallen into a place where everything was lost. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. He was therefore showing gratitude for helping him in distressing moments. "Hope thou in God" (Psalm 42:5; Psalm 9:10; Psalm 124:8). Today, many years later, by His grace alone, I have still not needed surgery! A few days after David's own people were about to stone him on the ruins of Ziklag the royal crown was laid at his feet.
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