National Suicide (1 Samuel 31)

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“So they cut off his head and stripped off his armor.” After the brief interlude with David’s response to the attack at Ziklag, we are now returned to Saul. We pick up with the march of that Philistine army and their judgment-attack on Saul and Israel—both from which David was so providentially spared. Saul, freshly […]

Setbacks and Leadership (1 Samuel 30)

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“Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the Lord.” David, just saved from a dangerous predicament, was now only to walk into the teeth of trial. And my how emotions must have swung. We left off chapter 29 with David and his men saved from being sent to war by […]

The deep sleep of political compromise (1 Samuel 26)

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“If it is men, may they be cursed before the Lord.” The other day, I was reading a book that was about as timely for modern politics as anything you can imagine: it was humorously titled, What Makes You Think We Read the Bills? The rest of the book is just as insightful and eye-opening […]