A Dangerous Game 1 Sam 29-30

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1. Contrast Saul & David

1.1. Since Chapt 16

1.2. King Changes everything

1.2.1. Yahweh still is King

1.2.2. Oil at Declaration

1.2.2.1. To be guided by God's Spirit

1.3. David

1.3.1. Wins

1.3.1.1. Defeats Goliath

1.3.1.2. Victory every turn

1.4. Saul

1.4.1. Victory at first

1.4.1.1. Goes to his head

1.4.1.2. Never learns trust God

1.4.2. Portrayed

1.4.2.1. Self Absorbed

1.4.2.2. Inconsistent

1.4.2.3. Unpredictable

1.4.2.4. Concerned with Public Image

1.4.2.4.1. Instead of heading Samuel

1.5. David

1.5.1. Impetuous

1.5.1.1. In relatable

1.5.1.2. Even endearing Way

1.5.2. Passionate

1.5.2.1. Defending Yahweh's Honor

1.5.2.2. Judah

1.5.2.3. Above his own safety

1.5.3. Risks everything

1.5.3.1. To follow the right path

1.5.3.2. Able to grow and learn

1.6. Saul

1.6.1. Follows own instincts

1.6.1.1. Without Gods approval

1.6.1.2. Outright disobeying God

2. David's Inner Life

2.1. Found Strength in the Lord his God

2.1.1. 1 Samuel 30:6 (NLT) 6 David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

2.2. The Secret

2.2.1. Knowing

3. David rejected

3.1. Scripture is out of sequence

3.1.1. Saul consults Witch in Chapter 28 Actually happens Evening Before the Battle in Chapter 31

3.1.2. Actual

3.1.2.1. Philistine forces at Aphek

3.1.2.1.1. Preparing to move against Israel

3.1.2.2. Philistine Generals object to David's Preaence

3.1.2.2.1. 1 Samuel 29:3 (NLT) 3 But the Philistine commanders demanded, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish told them, “This is David, the servant of King Saul of Israel. He’s been with me for years, and I’ve never found a single fault in him from the day he arrived until today.”

3.1.2.2.2. 1 Samuel 29:4 (NLT) 4 But the Philistine commanders were angry. “Send him back to the town you’ve given him!” they demanded. “He can’t go into the battle with us. What if he turns against us in battle and becomes our adversary? Is there any better way for him to reconcile himself with his master than by handing our heads over to him?

3.1.2.2.3. 1 Samuel 29:5 (NLT) 5 Isn’t this the same David about whom the women of Israel sing in their dances, ‘Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”

3.1.2.3. Achish defends David

3.1.2.3.1. 1 Samuel 29:3 (NLT) 3 But the Philistine commanders demanded, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish told them, “This is David, the servant of King Saul of Israel. He’s been with me for years, and I’ve never found a single fault in him from the day he arrived until today.”

3.1.2.3.2. Sends David away

3.1.2.3.3. David is indignant

3.1.2.4. David dodges a really bad situation

3.1.2.4.1. Favor of God

3.1.2.5. Philistines move to Jezrell Balley

3.1.2.5.1. Week and a half to travel

4. Problems at Home

4.1. David has been Destroying The Amalekites

4.1.1. Remember Last week

4.2. They Plunder Davids City of Ziklag

4.2.1. Taking

4.2.1.1. Women

4.2.1.2. Children

4.2.1.3. His own wives

4.2.1.4. Killed no one

4.2.2. Burn city

4.2.3. 1 Samuel 30:4 (NLT) 4 they wept until they could weep no more.

4.2.3.1. Complete hopelessness

4.3. For the first time David's men turn on him.

4.3.1. 1 Samuel 30:6 (NLT) 6 David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

4.3.1.1. Found Strength

5. Great victory

5.1. Ask God

5.1.1. 1 Samuel 30:7–8 (NLT) 7 Then he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring me the ephod!” So Abiathar brought it. 8 Then David asked the LORD, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the LORD told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”

5.2. 200 are to weary

5.2.1. 400 go after

5.3. Awesome Victory

5.3.1. 1 Samuel 30:16 (NLT) 16 So he led David to them, and they found the Amalekites spread out across the fields, eating and drinking and dancing with joy because of the vast amount of plunder they had taken from the Philistines and the land of Judah.

5.3.1.1. Not smart to take David's wife then get drunk

5.3.2. 1 Samuel 30:17 (NLT) 17 David and his men rushed in among them and slaughtered them throughout that night and the entire next day until evening. None of the Amalekites escaped except 400 young men who fled on camels.

5.3.2.1. Don't know how many

5.3.2.2. Day and night of slughter

5.3.2.3. 400 escape

5.3.2.3.1. David only had 400

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