When God is silent 1 Sam 27:

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When God is silent 1 Sam 27: by Mind Map: When God is silent 1 Sam 27:

1. What do you do when you don't have any direction from the Lord?

1.1. God is silent

1.1.1. No Prayers Psalms Prophet

1.2. Be true to God's word

1.2.1. Can't go wrong trusting the infallible God breathed Word of God.

1.2.2. 2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT) 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

1.3. Stay pointed in the last direction God Gave you.

1.3.1. David Build a relationship with the cities of Judah.

1.3.2. 1 Sa 30:27 27 The gifts were sent to the people of the following towns David had visited: ,,, 29...towns of the Jerahmeelites, the towns of Kenites ...

1.3.3. 1 Samuel 30:26–31 (NLT) 26 When he arrived at Ziklag, David sent part of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends. “Here is a present for you, taken from the LORD’s enemies,” he said. 27 The gifts were sent to the people of the following towns David had visited: Bethel, Ramoth-negev, Jattir, 28 Aroer, Siphmoth, Eshtemoa, 29 Racal, the towns of the Jerahmeelites, the towns of the Kenites, 30 Hormah, Bor-ashan, Athach, 31 Hebron, and all the other places David and his men had visited. Hebron is where he will first be crowned king. David knew exactly what he was doing

1.4. Don't Quit

1.4.1. Even if you don't see a path forward.

2. QR

3. Challenging text

3.1. Either

3.1.1. David backslides

3.1.2. Or he lies

3.1.3. Humility is important Interpreting scripture

3.2. Preachers and authors

3.2.1. David backslides

3.2.2. Turns on his people

3.2.3. No psalms written We know of

3.2.4. Bloody business Tough on our 21st century sensibilities

3.3. Scholars

3.3.1. David lies With God's approval

3.3.2. Though shall not lie? Ex 20:16 עֵד שָׁקֵר Str 5707 Bear false witness Legal term in Hebrew

3.3.3. God approved lies Hiding Moses Exodus 1:19 (NLT) 19 “The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women,” the midwives replied. “They are more vigorous and have their babies so quickly that we cannot get there in time.” Jonathan Michel lie to Saul 1 Samuel 20:6 (NLT) 6 If your father asks where I am, tell him I asked permission to go home to Bethlehem for an annual family sacrifice. 1 Samuel 19:14 (NLT) 14 When the troops came to arrest David, she told them he was sick and couldn’t get out of bed. Rahab Davids Grandma Let spies into Jericho Joshua 2:4 (NLT) 4 Rahab had hidden the two men, but she replied, “Yes, the men were here earlier, but I didn’t know where they were from. Approved in NT

3.4. We are siding with the scholars today

4. What happens?

4.1. Decides to leave Israel

4.1.1. 1 Samuel 27:1 (NLT) 1 But David kept thinking to himself, “Someday Saul is going to get me. The best thing I can do is escape to the Philistines. Then Saul will stop hunting for me in Israelite territory, and I will finally be safe.” Thinking to himself No Word from the Lord

4.1.2. Goes to Gath Sees king Achish aghin Not Crazy With 600 Warriors

4.2. The Deception

4.2.1. Offers to plunder Judah for Achish Jerahmeelites Descnded from Jerahmeel Actually friends Kenites Moses' Father in law was Kenites Given Ziklag Where did you raid today?

4.2.2. Actually kills every man woman and child Girzites Geshurites Amalekites Doing what God said to do Deuteronomy 25:19 (NLT) 19 Therefore, when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your enemies in the land he is giving you as a special possession, you must destroy the Amalekites and erase their memory from under heaven. Never forget this! Deuteronomy 25:17–18 (NLT) 17 “Never forget what the Amalekites did to you as you came from Egypt. 18 They attacked you when you were exhausted and weary, and they struck down those who were straggling behind. They had no fear of God. Deuteronomy 20:16 (NLT) 16 In those towns that the LORD your God is giving you as a special possession, destroy every living thing. Joshua 13:1–4 (NLT) 1 When Joshua was an old man, the LORD said to him, “You are growing old, and much land remains to be conquered. 2 This is the territory that remains: all the regions of the Philistines and the Geshurites, 3 and the larger territory of the Canaanites, extending from the stream of Shihor on the border of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron. It includes the territory of the five Philistine rulers of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron. The land of the Avvites 4 in the south also remains to be conquered. In the north, the following area has not yet been conquered: all the land of the Canaanites, including Mearah (which belongs to the Sidonians), stretching northward to Aphek on the border of the Amorites; Achish Thinks David has burned his bridges