3. We are amazed that that was all David cut off, yet we can see God's leading in cutting off a corner of Saul's robe. Elkanah, Hannah, Peninnah, Eli and Samuel are the main characters of this chapter. Because the robe was a symbol of Saul’s royal authority, and David felt bad – rightly so, according to the heart of God – that he had done anything against Saul’s God appointed authority. I respect your place as my leader and as my king.". We often wish that our next victory, or our present victory, would be a permanent victory. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. He knew that God's promise said, "You will inherit the throne of Israel." On David’s part, he invited Saul’s young men to come and take back the king’s spear, which may have been the very one hurled at him a couple of times (1 Samuel 18:11; 19:9-10). As David showed Saul the corner of his robe, Saul must have heard the Spirit of God speaking loudly in his heart. General Epistles 2 Samuel 3 To listen and read click the version, KJV or NIV, then the sound symbol & wait about 30 sec. She even promised that if God gave her a baby boy, she would dedicate him to doing the LORD'S work. The men of David said to him: David's men were excited at the opportunity in front of them, and believed it was all a gift from God. For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him get away safely? Ought not our heart to smite us for such thoughtless conduct? “If a man is emotionally upset, as Saul was, and awakens to his condition, but only weeps about it and still doesn’t obey God, his second state is a thousand times worse than the first. The Study Bookmark for 1 Samuel: [ view sample ] 1 per page [ pdf ] 4 per page [ pdf ] Introduction. b. We are studying 1 Samuel 18:1-5 and 1 Samuel 19:1-7 for Sunday, August 4. Jonathan’s attitude? -------------------- If David stored up bitterness and anger towards Saul he probably wouldn’t have been able to resist the temptation to kill him at what seemed to be a “risk free” opportunity. The words of a man who was convicted at merely cutting off a corner of Saul's robe. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. 2. As you read the chapter, pay special attention to the role Peninnah plays. b. I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD's anointed: This principle of not striking out against God's anointed leaders is good and important, but sometimes has been misused. 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But as David came close to Saul, and put forth his sword, he didn't bring it crashing down on Saul's neck or thrust it through his back. -------------------- Then the men of David said to him, "This is the day of which the LORD said to you, 'Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, that you may do to him as it seems good to you.' Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Pauline Epistles a. David... went out of the cave: David took a big chance here, because he could simply remain in hiding, secure in the fact that Saul had not found him. David only cut off the corner of Saul’s robe, yet his heart troubled him. We also put ourselves in a bad place when we take it upon ourselves to be instruments of God's judgment. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed I can't have abundant life or fullness of joy being married to my wife, so I am going to leave her because I have found someone who does give me fullness of joy and abundant life. When Saul had returned from following the Philistines, David and his men were staying in the recesses of the cave, Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, that you may to do him as it seems good to you, David arose and secretly cut off a corner of Saul's robe, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD's anointed … seeing he is the anointed of the LORD, So David restrained his servants with these words, My lord the king … David stooped with his face to the earth and bowed twice, David stooped with his face to the earth and bowed twice, I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD's anointed, Therefore let the LORD be judge … and see and plead my case, and deliver me out of your hand, You are more righteous than I … you have dealt well with me … you did not kill me … the LORD reward you with good for what you have done to me this day, I know indeed that you shall surely be king, Therefore swear to me know by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me, And Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Jeremiah 41-45 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), The Person of the Holy Spirit (Chuck Smith), Ezekiel 36:26-38; 37:1-28 (Chuck Missler). The New Testament Some wonder how David could have done this without being detected. Saul responded so emotionally because Saul lived on the delusion that David was out to get him, and David’s refusal to kill Saul when he had the chance proved beyond doubt that this was false. Poetical Books The New Testament Historical Books Even more, we need to be like Jesus, who didn’t take Satan’s offer to “win back the world” at the expense of obedience (Luke 4:5-8). Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. You are more righteous than I … you have dealt well with me … you did not kill me … the LORD reward you with good for what you have done to me this day: What a change of heart in Saul! Therefore may the LORD reward you with good for what you have done to me this day.". ii. We sometimes in conversation and criticism cut off a piece of a man's character, or influence for good, or standing in the esteem of others. The New Testament ii. Answer the questions below and then click "OK" to send your answers. Even more, we need to be like Jesus, who didn't take Satan's [My notes on the text are here.] Useful Bible Studies > 1 Samuel Commentary > Study Guide. But the validity of repentance and a changed heart isn’t demonstrated by the emotion or sincerity of a moment. "If a man is emotionally upset, as Saul was, and awakens to his condition, but only weeps about it and still doesn't obey God, his second state is a thousand times worse than the first. The Marks of a Godly Leader Part 1 – 1 Samuel 23-24. And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. What Are the Questions? Apparently, on some previous occasion, God had promised David: Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, that you may to do him as it seems good to you. Instead, we need to be like Abraham, who obeyed God even when it seemed to be at the expense of God’s promise, willing to sacrifice the son of promise (Genesis 22). He repaid Saul good for evil. Day 2 – Review I Samuel 25:1-31 2. f. Therefore let the LORD be judge … and see and plead my case, and deliver me out of your hand: David tells Saul, "I'm still trusting God, that He will deliver me out of your hand." Discussion on the book of 1 Samuel chapter 24 from the King James Bible Online Often to them it means: “You should never speak against a pastor or a leader. Think of what one might say: "It was self-defense, because Saul was out to kill me." "How then could David destroy so many of Saul's sons, 2 Samuel 21:8-9? f. Therefore let the Lord be judge... and see and plead my case, and deliver me out of your hand: David told Saul, “I’m still trusting God, that He will deliver me out of your hand.” Instead of finding a way out of his trial in the flesh, David did the harder thing – he trusted in God to deliver him instead of trusting in himself. The Old Testament 2. Whom do you pursue? 1 SAmuel 24:9-15 = As an opportunity to talk reason with Saul. David knew very well that Saul's fear of David came from Saul himself, and not from anyone else. And often, to them, it means this: "You should never speak against a pastor or a leader. Inductive Bible study on the life of David from 1 Samuel 23-24. ii. vi. There was plenty of water and wildlife, and many caves and defensive positions. b. I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed: This principle of not striking out against God’s anointed leaders is good and important but sometimes has been misused. -------------------- Over time the word "Philistine" has come to mean an uncultured person who lacks the proper appreciation for art and beauty. The Gospels . "Well Saul, we've both been anointed to be king. The Wilderness of En Gedi: In the barren, desolate territory surround the Dead Sea, there is a canyon that runs westward from the Dead Sea. (Meyer), iii. b. David showed great submission to Saul: My lord the king … David stooped with his face to the earth and bowed twice. David would let God plead his case and be his judge. Therefore let As you walk up this canyon, you also notice the numerous caves dotting the hills. Every change David could have hoped for in Saul has happened, and Saul really seemed sincere about it (Saul lifted up his voice and wept). David didn’t just say, “My hand shall not be against you,” he proved it by not killing Saul when he had the opportunity. d. Let the LORD judge between you and me: David didn't need to do anything more to defend himself before Saul; he referred the matter to the LORD. With these words: These were the words of a humble, tender conscience before God. Many men in the same situation, would say, “Well, I won’t kill Saul now, but if one of my servants does, what can I do?” and therefore leave the door wide open for Saul to be killed. David would let God plead his case and be his judge. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. b. i. and David will, to some extent. Major Prophets Pauline Epistles These questions are intended to be used to help you lead or prepare for Community Group discussions, but can also be used for your personal study. You will find these questions on the Internet at www.usefulbible.com. b. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Luke-Acts A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. In 1 Samuel 15:27-28, the prophet Samuel rebuked Saul for his hard-hearted disobedience to God. Read 1 Samuel 24:4-7 2. Every change David could have hoped for in Saul has happened, and Saul really seems sincere about it (Saul lifted up his voice and wept). i. David decided to spare Saul because he knew that God’s promise said, “You will inherit the throne of Israel.” He knew that Saul was in the way of that promise. Saul could have killed him very easily at that moment, but David trusted that if he did what was right before God, God would protect him and fulfill the promise. i. After whom has the king of Israel come out? GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point So he came to the sheepfolds by the road, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to attend to his needs. 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He is above your criticism or rebuke, so just keep quiet." Historical Books . 1. -------------------- The New Testament (Poole). Through this cut robe, God sent a message to Saul. i. i. David expresses this when he said, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD's anointed … seeing he is the anointed of the LORD. It was an opportunity given to David to exercise faith and patience. That is the only permanent victory we will find. . But he did humbly confront Saul with his sin, and hope to God that Saul would change his heart. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy Is this your voice, my son David? Prophets David was in the wilderness of Engedi in a cave, and Saul’s men were with him on the opposite side. 2. Workbook on 1 Samuel Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Book of 1 Samuel Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. 1 Samuel 24:1-7.DAVID IN A CAVE AT ENGEDI CUTS OFF SAUL'S SKIRT, BUT SPARES HIS LIFE. So, they thought this was an opportunity from God to kill Saul. This is always wrong. Pauline Epistles GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point i. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. 1 Samuel – a study guide. For in that I cut off the corner of your robe, and did not kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand, and I have not sinned against you. Pauline Epistles The Whole Bible Ought we not to make confession and reparation?” (Meyer). Pentateuch 2. This is always wrong. You’ve got the throne right now, but I’ll have it some day and you know it. Then he said to David: “You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil. When Saul was left holding the torn piece of Samuel’s robe, Samuel said to him: The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you. In that day, when one royal house replaced another, it was common for the new royal house to kill all the potential rulers from the old royal house. 1 Samuel Chapter 24 summary began as Saul settled the conflict with the Philistines and returned to his quest to kill David. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, ii. 1. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point i. a. The Whole Bible GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Many people in David's situation would find many excuses to justify killing Saul. He wanted God’s fingerprints on that work, not his own, and he wanted the clean conscience that comes from knowing it was God’s work. Wisdom Literature Emotion that does not lead to action only leads deeper into sin and rebellion.” (Redpath), ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission Explore Read 1 Samuel 24:1-3 1. c. David and his men were staying in the recesses of the cave: What are the chances? -------------------- -------------------- ii. Or, it may also be that there was enough noise and commotion from the thousands of men outside of the cave along with their horses that David was simply undetectable. For in that I cut off the corner of your robe, and did not kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand, and I have not sinned against you. The Gospels Pause now and silently lay your requests before the Lord. But David wouldn't do that, and he restrained his servants. -------------------- Pentateuch We often wish that our next victory would be a permanent victory. And David said to Saul: "Why do you listen to the words of men who say, 'Indeed David seeks your harm'? Pentateuch What part of the lecture on I Samuel 17:1 – 18:30 was most significant to you? Poetical Books We wish that the spiritual enemies who pursue us like Saul pursued David would simply give up, and we wouldn't have to bother with them any more. You’ll typically find 3 to 4 questions for each lesson, depending on the topics in each lesson. Jesus established the same principle in Matthew 18:7 when He said, offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! How does David respond to his men’s encouragement? c. And Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold: David didn’t go back home with Saul and be restored to his home and his place at the palace because David knew that as much as Saul meant it at the moment, the struggle would be to remain in the place of victory.