Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 1 Samuel 22:1-10. David escaped and went to the cave at Adullam. When his brothers and all those who were at his father’s house heard where David was they went to be with him.
A group of about four hundred discontented people gathered with David and he became the captain over them.
David was concerned for the well-being of his mother and father so he went Mizpeh of Moab and asked the king of Moab if they could stay there. The king of Moab allowed David’s parents to stay there while David was in hiding.
The prophet Gad told David to go to the land of Judah. So David went to hide in the forest of Hareth.
Saul, was stationed with his men in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, with his sword in his hand, ready for battle. Saul heard that David had been found.
Saul asked his men if they thought David would give them fields and vineyards and make them captains over his army. He questioned them as to why they had conspired against him. Why hadn’t they told him that his son, Jonathan, had made a pact with David, the son of Jesse?
Doeg, the Edomite, spoke up and told Saul that he saw David at Nob with Ahimelech. Doeg informed Saul that Ahimelech prayed to God for David and gave David food and Goliath’s sword. I bet Saul was not a happy camper when he heard this news.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 Samuel 22:1-10
1 David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him.
2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
3 And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, and be with you, till I know what God will do for me.
4 And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.
5 And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.
6 When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him;)
7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;
8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
10 And he enquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
Things to think about:
- To where did David escape?
- Who found out where David was and came to him?
- How many people came to David’s rescue?
- How did Saul find out where David had been?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture we see that David was provided with people to help support him during his time of trouble. We thank You that You send people into our lives to meet our needs, especially when we are going through troubled times. Help us to be thankful for the people in our lives who support us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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