To the giant Goliath challenging Israel “David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted.” [v. 17:45 1024BC] David killed Goliath and Israel won a great victory. David moved permanently into the court of King Saul and became great friends with the king’s son, Jonathan, who was heir to the throne.
The people of Israel began to recognize David was a greater warrior than Saul. Finally, when David returned from victories in battle the women sang “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.” [vv.18:5-7 ] Saul became jealous and when the evil spirit came tried to kill David. David escaped and later won the right to marry Saul’s daughter Michal [18:28-29].
Jonathan knew David had been anointed to be King; however, Jonathan loved David and the Lord more than the prospect of being king by inheritance. Therefore Jonathan and Michael defied their father and helped David escape from Saul. A
Notes: A- 1 Samuel 18:10-30;19:1-24; 20:1-42
Henry Luke 6/8/2018, revised 6/18/2018
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