David was a commander in Saul’s army, but King Saul was jealous of David’s success and wanted him killed. David realizes that the threat of death is real, and he can’t return home. Now instead of a popular commander in the palace, he is a man on the run. But where will he go?
He needs food and a weapon, so he stops at a priest who is his friend. The priest allows David to take the holy bread for food and gives him the sword of Goliath. David continues onto the country of Philistine, to Goliath’s hometown of Gath. Perhaps he assumes that the enemy of his enemy Saul must be his friend. We aren’t sure.
But the officers of the king recognized David and were unhappy about him being there. They asked, “Isn’t this the famous warrior?”David heard these comments and was very afraid of what the King of Gath might do to him.
David had run from one danger straight into another. How often do we do something similar? We fear something and the threat may be very real. In our panic we frantically try something else and end up in just as much danger. In these trying times with the corona virus pandemic, we must keep our eyes on the Lord.
Proverbs 14: 8 For the wisdom of the wise will keep life on the right track, while the fool only deceives himself and refuses to face reality. In these trying times we must look to the Lord for the wisdom in what to do.
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 Summary of 1 Samuel 21.
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