It is a solemn thought, but it is a glorious one, that wicked men and wicked spirits, that hell with its legions as well as heaven with its glorious hosts, are doing every hour Jehovah's work. Ziklag Is Burning! What about showing gratitude to God for all He has done? Their destruction was complete or nearly so. A popular worship song says, You are the Hope living in usYou are the God in whom we trust. a. It was a severely distressing time for me and eventually, the Doctors told me that surgery was needed on my spine to put things rights. The same thing is often occasioned in others by means of -. The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. 1 Samuel 2:30. (Psalm 118:6; Psalm 121:1). It is safe no where else. 1 Samuel 30:1-31: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Sermon by Tony Hobbs – 23rd November 2014. Welcome to my Sermon/Devotional blog The Preaching Platform. Categories David, First Samuel, King, Sovereignty, Suffering, Uncategorized • Tags 1 Samuel 30, Biblical Theology, David the Righteous King, Sermon, Typology Post navigation Previous Sermon: God Has a Plan 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30:8b says, “Pursue them” He (God) answered. So does He love His people, that He cannot even smite them without blessing them. Print page. He would have remembered the many times these men had battled for him. But it’s at this moment of utter despair and gloom that we read one of the most encouraging sentences in all the Bible. He was therefore showing gratitude for helping him in distressing moments. II. ", IV. Observations: -. 30 David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. Illustration – Video of young lady who helps a blind man on the street. Relieved I’m sure by God’s intervention, David’s men marched home to Ziklag for three days, hoping most probably to rest and relax with their families. I Samuel 30:10b “….David and four hundred men continued the pursuit.”, As David obeyed, God worked supernaturally. It came from one man. CHAPTER 30. I Samuel 30:10a “For two hundred men were too exhausted….”. The falling away of friends; their unreasonable anger and bitter reproaches. They were unable to do battle in that condition and David understood that. Someone said,‘Being at your wit’s end, doesn’t mean being at your faith’s end! What selfishness!! Who has helped you through life’s distressing situations and what gratitude have you shown? To the natural eye, things couldn’t get any worse. David says in his heart, "I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul," and there goes the once bold champion of Israel, timid and crouching, to seek the protection of a heathen king. b. He was not therefore indulging his own revenge, but obeying the Lord's command, in smiting them. In the Presence of My Enemies I Samuel 23. 1 Samuel 29-30 The Bible Teaching Commentary. In my twenties I had to spend 25 days in hospital due to a serious spinal problem. IT LAYS HOLD OF ALL-SUFFICIENT HELP. O what a recompence for them awaits us there! 1. But how will this operate on David? 17). 2. Take It Back - 1 Samuel 30:1-8, 18, 19 - Reese $5.99 Assets and Liabilities - 2 Timohty 1:17 & Hebrews 12:1 - Alfondia Reese, III $5.99 There's a Stranger in my House - 1 Samuel 1:1-6, 9-11, 20 - … My name is Palitha Jayasooriya and I am a Pastor from Sri Lanka. 3. At the Besor Ravine, 200 of David’s men were too exhausted to travel anymore. THE CONTEXT OF 1 SAMUEL 30:1-6. David's victoriesGod's helpGod's protection. It may be through a call, a visit, a letter, a gift or any novel idea that springs up! Is there a man here whose chief joy is in the spoil he has taken? - 1 Samuel 30 Sermons. His confidence, moreover, was expressed and perfected in -, 4. ... Sermon Topics. So, in ‘Loving Others’, let’s strive to a) Stand with the weary and b) Show gratitude to those who have helped us. Inquiring of the Lord. No; a man never hesitates or turns back in the path of duty, who is making the Lord his strength. 1 Samuel 30:6b says, “But David found strength in the Lord his God”. Are you willing to help such a weary person today? In obedience to God’s clear word, David began an exciting rescue mission taking his 600 men with him. The threatening of danger; the presence of "the king of terrors" (Job 18:14). (One can only imagine what dreadful things might have happened to the women and children after the drunken party, if David and his men had not found the camp!!). However at the Besor Ravine, 200 of those men stayed behind, while the balance 400 continued on the trail of the raiding Amalekites. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 30:6 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF IN THE LORD" Intro. What God is in himself, not what we may chance to feel him in this or that moment to be, that is our hope" (Robertson). See in it the frequent benefit, of affliction to the people of God. To Eli himself, or to his father, when the priesthood was translated from Eleazar’s to Ithamar’s family. God never disappoints the confidence of his children, but fulfils his promises to them more richly than they dare to hope. They were a nation condemned by God to be exterminated in consequence of their determined hatred to Him and His people. David stood with the ‘weary ones’ and gave them an equal share. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. "The free expressions of his goodness and beneficence," the unchangeable assurances of his almighty help in time of need. It breaks through the storm clouds like a ray of sunshine: “But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” It teaches us that This must not reconcile us to sin, but it goes far to quiet the mind when sickened and distressed with the sin, "the wrong and outrage," with which the world is filled. Welcome! Ever feel like giving up? In 1 Samuel 30:8a we find that “David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Trouble is a powerful means of bringing sin to remembrance (1 Kings 17:18). Let’s first look at the 2 points about ‘Loving God’. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire 2 and taken captive the women and all [] who were in it, both small and great. David and his men returned to Ziklag, which was a town located by the Negev. 9). But look now at David in a third situation — AT THE CAMP OF THE AMALEKITES. Verses 1-6. 2. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.”. Anything will serve the Lord when the Lord has to overthrow his enemies or help His people, He needs not move heaven or earth, he needs not create powerful instruments to do it; anything in his mighty hand will do it — a castaway thing, a despised, abandoned thing. On the third day David and his men arrived in Ziklag, and the Amalekites had raided the Negev, attacked Ziklag, and burned it down. 1 Samuel 30:1–6 NKJV 1 Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, 2 and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way. 2. But David would have none of it!! Can you show the same empathy that David showed to his weary men? - D. I. DAVID IN HIS DISTRESS. his honours or his wealth? It led him, though he feared nothing else, to fear himself. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. 30 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. 1 Samuel Chapter 30 Summary. They discovered that Ziklag had been burned and their wives and children taken away as captives by the Amalekites. 3. He is not affected by our mutability, our changes do not alter him. Few men have an adequate conviction of their own helplessness; and one aim of the Divine discipline is to produce it. (This sermon was preached at our Carol Service on 1... A Short Devotional: David know this. "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" So gracious is our God, that he considers even the degree of our necessities, and accommodates himself to them. We shall see that he met in it with discouragement and also encouragement, a mixture of both. (The next chapter shows us that Saul and his sons perished in the battle with the Philistines). In this instance it did immediately two things for David. To make matters worse, some of David’s faithful followers were talking of stoning him (vs 6). A. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. SERMONS ON 1 SAMUEL. The upbraiding of conscience for past sin. These soldiers, these fugitives and exiles, can not only weep as though their hearts would break for their wives and children, but the moment there is a prospect of recovering them, they are so eager in the pursuit, that one-third of their number speedily sink down in exhaustion. God bless you as you put these thoughts into real-time action. Tomorrow they may be in other hands, and he in another world. "Hope, said I,Is of the joy to come a sure expectance,The effect of grace Divine and merit preceding.This light from many a star visits my heart;But flow'd to me, the first, from him who sangThe songs of the Supreme; himself supremeAmong his tuneful brethren. And thus the affliction of David was a benefit to him — it restored him to his spiritual courage and strength, it led him to seek counsel of the Lord and submit his ways to Him. Not quite a P.O.… The failure of cherished plans and purposes; the loss of property through robbery by men or accidents by fire or flood, the breakdown of health, the disappointment of long expectation. "When I am weak," said Paul, "then am I strong" - when I feel my utter weakness under the pressure of trial, then I am constrained to depend on the Lord, and become imbued with his strength (2 Corinthians 12:10). 2. 4. Preach on topics including the birth and call of Samuel the prophet, the return of the ark of the covenant to Israel, Israel's demand for … Directing the thoughts toward God, the ever-present, invisible, eternal Protector of his servants, and stirring up the heart to renewed trust in him. Our theme for this year is ‘Loving God; Loving People’ and I would like to share 4 points in this sermon with 2 of those points dealing with ‘Loving God’ and the other 2 dealing with ‘Loving People’. Today, many years later, by His grace alone, I have still not needed surgery! Scripture: 1 Samuel 30:1-27. "When David could not comfort him self in his wives, nor his children, nor his goods, nor in anything under the sun, he could in something above the sun. Here, you observe, was help for David from one who could not help himself; and, as it turned out, effectual help; and help, observe, too, from the very host of his enemies. 1 Samuel 30 . The object which is sought is providentially discovered (ver. The case was this. When David and his men were come to Ziklag. II. 4. Instead, He trusted God. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 30:6 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD" Intro: David and his men had gone to help king Achish in battle. he seems to have forgotten all these, and failed to receive the encouragement which they were adapted to impart. When we give it up to him, He remembers that we have done so, and takes it as His charge. Despondency led him to flee from difficulty and danger, but faith and hope incited him to go into their midst, and made him "as bold as a lion." Purpose: 1 Samuel shows us what to do when we feel like giving up! He answered — Before God answered more slowly and gradually, 1 Samuel 23:11-12 ; but now he answers speedily, and fully at once, because the business required haste. Our sermon ideas on 1 Samuel will help you preach a powerful message on the beginnings of earthly kingship. 2. 17 says, were four hundred, and they are spoken of as a remnant, a small part of the whole. David didn’t realize then that the process by which King Saul’s crown and throne was to be transferred to him was very near! Feel free to hit the comments button on … Confidence in God began to revive in David when Ziklag was reduced to ashes. 2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. As we battle distressing situations, it is vitally important that we learn to trust Jesus fully as he is more than able to guide and help us to final victory! David's affliction restored him also to a holy caution and self-distrust. David from a place of having it all had fallen into a place where everything was lost. It is a region in the south of the Kingdom of Judah. IT IS CROWNED WITH COMPLETE SUCCESS. The wickedness of the wicked is mercifully restrained (ver. 3. David had arrived right on time to defeat the drunken, partying Amalekites; to save the wives and children, and to carry off a great bounty (vs 16-20). 'Let all hopeIn thee,' so spake his anthem, 'who have knownThy name'" (Dante, 'Par.' They had attacked Ziklag and burned it, 2 and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. It has respect to -. When David formerly fell into despondency (ch. Recap After fleeing from Saul, David escapes into the Judean wilderness and the territory of Israel’s neighbours. But observe — though these men were God's enemies, He had just before employed them in His work. 1. 10) -. Will you do something today to show gratitude to them? Note: In contrast to David who sought guidance from God alone, we sadly find in 1 Samuel 28:7, that Saul chose to inquire from a medium (A witch), with disastrous consequences. Hey there Bible Students, today we’re looking at 1 Samuel chapter 30 summary. 1. It deals with David’s distressing situation at Ziklag and the lessons we can learn). The Strange Case of the Missing Spear I Samuel 26. Share. His very judgments become mercies. "I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. He was left almost alone. Three days afterwards David's men come up and find him: they kindly give him food and restore him. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment. The Long Road Home I Samuel 30. He seeks now counsel of the Lord. However, when David and his men returned with their plunder after the victory, some of the men refused to share the bounty with the 200 who had stayed behind (vs 21-22). How To Behave in a Cave I Samuel 24. His faithful promises. It must have been peculiarly painful to David to bear the mutiny of his own men, to witness the selfishness of many of them (ver. 1. (It must be noted that King Saul died in the ensuing battle which meant that David might have been held accountable for Saul’s death if had he been involved in any way in the fighting). It was a horror story happening right before their eyes and they couldn’t bear the shattering pain. 1 Samuel chapter 30 KJV (King James Version) 1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;. You remember who these men were. That which has been lost is recovered (ver. 1. God however, providentially intervened so that they were released from the battle by the Philistine elders, worried that David and his men might betray them (28:4-7). 1 Samuel 30:1-10. I. They were exulting in their spoil at, the very moment when they were about to lose their spoil and their lives together. "We will go and plunder Ziklag," they say; He lets them go, and while they are accomplishing their ends, He makes them accomplish His; He overrules their plundering incursion to bring back the wandering David to Himself. Radio Streams. Paul J. Bucknell 1 Samuel 29 Handling Moral Dilemmas | 1 Samuel 30 Handling Difficult Testings 1 Samuel 29-30 Audio Podcast. "I can," the man says, and in a little time he brings him within sight of their camp. After a brief delay and some untoward events by which faith is still further tested (ver. B. Dale . He knew their inability to help this time was only due to sheer exhaustion. the acquisitions he has made? I am reminded of a story in a fascinating book entitled Shantung Compound, written by Langdon Gilkey. 4. In His people's case, the Lord turns even these bitter things to a blessed account. However, as I was praying, God spoke to me, asking me to leave hospital and to trust Him for healing. 11). David's discouragement was the loss of two hundred men, apparently a formidable loss; it turned out nothing. 1. 1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;. - 1 Samuel 30 Sermons. I Samuel 27-30. ", 3. 7, 8). 20). I obeyed His voice amidst protests from my parents and many others. (ZIKLAG.) Should walk before me — That is, minister unto me as high-priest. Browse Sermons on 1 Samuel 30:1-8. 1. Will not his old fears now return? In the exercise of "the same spirit of faith" others "out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens" (Hebrews 11:34). Twice this is mentioned and particularly mentioned. I concluded my previous sermonsaying it doesn’t matter how fast we run from the truth because the truth will catch up to us one day. It was like ‘being thrown from the frying-pan into the fire’ and David was greatly distressed at the turn of events! The poem, ‘Bring me all your Flowers’ shows us that it’s far better to send flowers to people while they are alive and with us, rather than after they have died and left us! I said — Where, or when did God say this? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Samuel 30. So, if we are focused on ‘Loving God’, we will a) Trust Him completely and b) obey His voice. It caught up with David also when the Amalekites attacked Ziklag, burned it to the ground and took the women and children captive. 2. Businessmen, diplomats, teachers, missionaries, and others were confined all together in substandard quarters. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. But, if we truly love God, we will listen to and obey only His gentle voice; the voice of our Shepherd. They don’t know where to turn to or what to do because They are broken. ), 2. III. The discouragement he encountered at the outset. 6). 5. (1-6) David overtakes the Amalekites. Faith strengthens the soul by uniting it to God and making it partaker of his strength. They now faced the difficult predicament of having to fight as part of the Philistine army against their own Israeli brothers (28:1-2). Let me begin this sermon on God's restora... We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Wept— It is no disparagement to the boldest, bravest spirits, to lament the calamities of friends or relations. Repressing fear and unbelief. 1 Samuel 30:8. Handout. 1 Samuel • Sermon • Submitted ... Transcript. 2. He was thereby further strengthened. 1 Samuel 27. The difference in the effects of calamity upon men (as upon Saul and David) manifests the difference of their character. As in David’s distressing situation, is your trust placed firmly in your Savior in the challenge you are facing? David could easily have been tempted to try and quell the rebellion by the disgruntled men. They would also have been a useful rearguard defence force if David was defeated and had to retreat from the battle. 1 Samuel 30 English Standard Version (ESV) David's Wives Are Captured. “David sent the plunder as an expression of gratitude to those who had assisted him during his flight from Saul” – NIV Study Bible- page 419. In fact, since they would have slowed down David’s pursuit, he  allowed them to stay behind and possibly guard the supplies. "He encouraged (strengthened) himself," etc. 1 Samuel 30:1-5.THE AMALEKITES SPOIL ZIKLAG. When we become fully aware of our utter helplessness, two courses lie open before us - either to sink into despair or to cast ourselves wholly upon God. 3. 1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. is a place to discuss various issues relating to God and life. David took three days to return from Aphek ( 1 Samuel 29:11) to Ziklag.The Amalekites, whom David had previously raided ( 1 Samuel 27:8), took advantage of the Philistines" and David"s absence to retaliate in the Negev and on Ziklag.They plundered both Philistine and Judahite territory ( 1 Samuel 30:16). SA Radio Introduction: As the background to the story in this chapter, David and his band of 600 warriors had been living in a town called Ziklag in Philistine territory, under King Achish (27:1-7). David's encouragement. When they returned to Ziglag they found the city burned and families … The Fugitive I Samuel 21-22. The lack of wisdom and power to deliver from distress. He abandons him, leaves him in a field to die. His intimate relationship to his people. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God (ver. "David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? IT SPRINGS OUT OF CONSCIOUS HELPLESSNESS. As the background to the story in this chapter, David and his band of 600 warriors had been living in a town called Ziklag in Philistine territory, under King Achish (27:1-7). David, we read, smote these Amalekites, smote them from the twilight, of one day even unto the evening of the next. Ziklag spoiled by the Amalekites. He sought him as he had not done on the previous occasion; sought him in a right spirit, and therefore (unlike Saul) received an answer: - "Pursue, for thou shalt surely overtake and deliver." Confidence In God . (1-2) Ziklag is plundered by the Amalekites. (vers. Read 1 Samuel 30 Online. This is what the Scripture means by acknowledging God in our ways. We know not the number of these Amalekites, but it is clear that it was great, for these that escaped, ver. That’s where we find David in 1 Samuel 30:6. Shall we not see him halting and hesitating and perhaps turning back? IT MAKES USE OF APPROPRIATE MEANS. A few days after David's own people were about to stone him on the ruins of Ziklag the royal crown was laid at his feet. Another incident in this history we must notice — this victory over these Amalekites was attended with a recovery of all that David had lost. "The mistake we make is to look for a source of consolation in ourselves; self-contemplation instead of gazing upon God. Dear Abby I Samuel 25. But from God’s point of view, this … 1 Samuel 30 - NIV: David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. As God is all-sufficient to furnish us with all necessaries, so infinite in power, wisdom, goodness to help us against all evils feared or felt" (R. Harris). The Life of David. Now when did this happen? He rebukes them gently (vs 23) and makes a new decree for the Israel army that said; I Samuel 30:24 “…The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. I’d rather have one blossom nowThan a truckload when I’m dead! David Destroys the Amalekites. In that vast land, He led them miraculously to an Egyptian slave who had been a part of the raiding party and was now at death’s door (Read 30: 11-15). In a situation of the utmost distress and danger; with his home burnt, his family in the hands of his enemies, and with six hundred half frantic men around him threatening to take his life. The enemy is completely defeated (ver. David’s men showed mercy to this Egyptian and he led them straight to the Amalekite camp where a drunken party was in progress. 1 Samuel 30:1-31 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. David"s crisis and his response30:1-6. 1 Samuel 30:6a says, “David was greatly distressed…..; each one was bitter in spirit….. Today, let’s look at some lessons from David’s distressing situation. III. I Samuel 30:26 “When David arrived in Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, “Here is a present for you….”.

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