1 Samuel 26

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 26

David again spares King Saul’s life.

When David spared King Saul’s life at the cave in the desert of En Gedi, King Saul asked God to bless him, and asked David to spare his family. David gave his oath to King Saul.

However, King Saul continued to pursue David to kill him at the desert of Ziph. While King Saul and his army camped at the desert at night, David and his men sneak into the camp to kill King Saul. But David spared his life again.

The greatness of David comes that he totally acted upon the faith of God not to kill the Lord’s anointed. (v 9-10), leaving it up to God.  While King Saul was jealousy of David, David humbled himself before God and King Saul, regarding himself as flea compared to King Saul. (v.20).

King Saul decided not to harm David anymore, acknowledging his pursuing David to kill was sin. This was the last encounter in conflict between King Saul and David before King Saul was killed later in the battle field.

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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