1 Samuel 22

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read 1 Samuel 22

David and his followers.

David returned to Israel following prophet Gath’s advice. His advice was based upon that David be not away from the promised land and his people of Israel, and that David’s only shelter was God. David became a leader of four hundred people who were seeking a good leader (v.2)

David went to Moab. His family had roots in Moab. Moabite woman, Ruth, was David’s grandmother. (Ruth 1:3-4, 4:13-22). He sent his own family there for safety and the king of Moab was willing to help David.

King Saul’s madness became more apparent, believing that his own families were conspiring against him and he warned them not to depend on David’s loyalty as they did on his. As David became greater, King Saul became madder, killing innocent people (11-19).

Abiathar, a son of Ahimelech, escaped from the killing hand of King Saul, and later, he became a high priest when David was king (2 Samuel 20:25)

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.? 3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?

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