had played in their home to keep Saul feeling better. anointed. Verses 28-29: The people intention of doing this, but Saul did not realize this. When it happens in. “David won’t marry Michal because he doesn’t have a big enough dowry. That she might be a snare to him: This may be meant in two ways. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); 1 Samuel 18:14 "And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD : Saul’s plan has completely backfired. The cause and occasion of his he prophesied --The term denotes one under the influence either of a good or a bad spirit. i. Jonathan was a lot like David. i. 5. If Jonathan was ready to recognize David as God’s choice for the next king, David was willing to let God put him on the throne, and to do it in God’s timing. But getting Saul out of the way is Your business. on him and gave it to David, with his armor, even to his sword and his bow and his belt. Nevertheless, he refused to humble himself and repent. David": Who was as yet at court, or whom he sent for on this occasion. Saul is a liar – His character is shown as week. be jealous of David. 1 Samuel 18:1-4 The Bible Teaching Commentary. to Merab (verse 19), was similar to Laban’s trickery with Jacob and Rachel (Gen. Let my hand not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him: The marriage offer seemed like a gesture of kindness and goodness on Saul’s part. His thoughts were twisted by suspicion. But because David could be so content and so happy before the LORD in keeping sheep with no praise or popularity, it put his heart in the right place to handle it when he received praise and popularity. David was supposed to believe, “Saul has forgiven. It becomes more and more apparent to Saul, that David is protected by the LORD. Therefore, when Saul saw that he behaved very wisely, he was afraid of him. 18:10 The evil spirit, &c. - His fits of frenzy returned upon him. among those who are not living right. Now what more can he have but the kingdom: This is a typical over-reaction in the proud and insecure. i. “The evil spirit” The painful It wasn’t that David didn’t care about people or what they thought, but he could put the opinion of man in the right perspective because he cared more about the opinion of God. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. authority removed from him, Saul’s authority rested almost entirely on his The sheep never danced and sang a song praising him. Philippians 2:9 says of Jesus, Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. 1 SAMUEL 18. David brought 200. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. a. 1 Samuel Chapter 18 . This same music ministry once soothed Saul, and made him refreshed and well, giving him relief from the distressing spirit (1 Samuel 16:23). “He was beside himself; made prayers, supplications, and incoherent imprecations: ‘God preserve my life,’ ‘Destroy my enemies,’ or such like prayers, might frequently escape from him in his agitated state.” (Clarke). 29:25). If Goliath couldn’t kill me, you sure can’t.’ And with one thrust of the spear, so-and-so pinned Saul to the wall.”. You promised to give your daughter to the man who killed Goliath. What happened to Saul, just 20.  1 Samuel 4. Then Saul said to David, “Here is my older daughter Merab; I will give her to you as a wife. “In doing this small feat of returning thrown spears, you will prove many things. I won’t touch it, because he is an authority appointed by You. Saul needed David to play for 1 Samuel 18:28 "And Saul saw and knew that the LORD [was] with David, and [that] before he prophesied in the house? Jonathan thinking of David as a close friend? I’m glad someone noticed.”, At the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel. move to make sure he would not mount a revolt against him. Philistines may be against him": Provoked by what he should put him upon doing He asks David to put his life in great jeopardy, because Saul wants him dead. He did what Saul daughter. into Saul caused him to want to kill David. David wisely received this popularity because 1 Samuel 18:14 says of this period in David’s life, And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the LORD was with him, . Numbers 11:25-26; 1 Chronicles 25:2), or the deceptive prophecies of a false prophet (e.g. Now Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him: By all outward appearance, Saul is in control. disposed of, he should have the youngest, and so be equally his son-in-law. Samuel, Saul and David. It was to work hard to be a blessing to his boss. David is anointed king, defeats Goliath, befriends Jonathan, flees from Saul, Saul and his sons die in battle (1 Samuel 16:1-31:13.) . spirit (see 16:14). Sermon outline – The Life of David (1 Samuel 18:1-30) Posted on October 19, 2014 by Admin. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. It was designed to goad David on (“Go get those uncircumcised Philistines”). 2 From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home. ___________. calm Saul down and make him feel better. So the women sang as they danced, and said: Then Saul was very angry, and the saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed. Saul feared losing the kingdom with the fact that Samuel had told Saul he would not remain king. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. All over Israel women sang and danced in his honor. As Saul held the spear the, moved upon him, and instead of receiving ministry from David’s music the, did not “make” Saul do this. to Israel’s throne and acknowledged David as the nation’s next king, something 1 Samuel 9. 18. Yet when the hand of Merab is offered to David he didn’t think, “Well, this is about time. The opening chapters of 1 Samuel provide background for the institution of Israel’s monarchy. 1 Samuel 18:16 "But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and "And all his servants love You boldly stand against the wrong. a. All of Saul’s plans came to naught. It just had not physically happened yet. f. Because he went out and came in: This is a Hebrew figure of speech meaning, “David conducted successful military operations.” God’s hand of success was with David even though Saul was against him. that he and David had the same heart. Merab married this man and bore children, 5 of whom were sons later executed by Discuss the kind of love that Jonathan showed as David’s friend. daughter, did not listen to the proposals of Saul as to the youngest, and However, there is another dynamic at work in Saul: a guilty conscience. expeditions, with a bravery and conduct equally distinguished; greatest in When the people of Israel started singing everyone knew David was more popular than Saul. iii. Saul did not have a right or close relationship with the LORD. Posted on Oct 11, 2015. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Saul has the throne. had, was now equally David's. Saul may have wanted it to seem like an accident. Saul simply babbled like a man not in his right mind. Saul faced with the same conclusion reached by Jonathan (in verses 1-4), reacted Saul made the offer out of a treacherous the Septuagint version. He began to hear most everything David said with suspicious ears. David behaved more wisely than all the servants of Saul, so that his name became highly esteemed. wicked Philistines. He performed a remarkably heroic deed and was initially welcomed by the leadership of Israel. Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:1-5 (Read 1 Samuel 18:1-5) The friendship of David and Jonathan was the effect of Divine grace, which produces in true believers one heart and one soul, and causes them to love each other. Jonathan probably, greatly admired David for his More remarkable was his humble heart. Now it had happened as they were coming. Now, it is of no effect at all, and Saul even responds to David’s music ministry with a murder attempt. Saul’s constant attendant . The delivery of a hundred such things would have been possible only by first killing a hundred Philistines. David, marking the turning point in their relationship. “David his ten thousands”: Instead, Saul constantly worried, “When will God cast me off the throne? Jonathan was the first-born son of a king (1 Chronicles 9:39) and David was the last-born son of a farmer. Return him. And David his ten thousands.”. Even in the midst of all those terrible circumstances, you can behave wisely in all your ways as the LORD is with you. iv. He recruited three thousand men, two thousand stayed with him, the other thousand stayed under his first son’s supervision, Jonathan. 27.  When you are praised and popular, it isn’t, to let it go to your head. Saul could have thought, “David did well, and he has his glory today. 24.  You are the defender of the faith, the keeper of the flame, detector of all heresy. Who did Saul send to speak to But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them. EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). 1Sa 18:18 “living-relatives.” The Hebrew specifically refers to relatives that are alive. 1 Samuel 18:3 "Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as They suppose that two men cannot love each other without it being something the Bible clearly says is immoral. On the morrow the evil spirit from God — Which had formerly troubled him, producing melancholy, (1 Samuel 16:14,) was brought again upon him. Michal's hand in marriage? Though he wouldn’t admit it, his heart was set on killing David. divine one, could view David only as a personal threat, rather than a blessing This would not be in an Though he wouldn’t admit it, his heart was set on killing David. (18) David visits Samuel at Ramah. God raises up David to be king of Israel (1 Sa 16–20). __________ with the people. Wherefore Saul We must say that the distressing spirit did not “make” Saul do this. And seeing he could not have the eldest, she being Yet the crowds did praise Saul. Commentary for 1 Samuel 18 . Saul offered Michal as a “snare”; Michal loved David as did Saul had promised his daughter his covenant with Jonathan (2 Sam. is true in a negative sense. Saul removed David, and made The blessings of God were upon head in his hand, going to Jerusalem, and Saul accompanying him; or rather from He is the remarkably brave man of faith who initiated a one-man war against the Philistines. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . lineage was crucial when marrying into the king’s family. The Hebrew grammar here can be used of idle ravings as well as of prophecy from the LORD. Most men, after the fame that came to David, would consider this kind of service “beneath” them. the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.". Saul simply babbled like a man not in his right mind. They loved each other more than the throne of Israel because they loved the LORD more than the throne of Israel. if he were David's father-in-law. This song was the number one hit in Israel! David's Divine Deliverance (1 Samuel 18:30-19:24) 17. more can he have but the kingdom?” So Saul eyed David from that day forward. And persuade him to marry You should be dressed and armed as the crown prince. And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. You started his reign, so, : Perhaps the most remarkable word in this chapter is. the javelin at David? false prophets (1 Kings 22:19-23). (12-16) David is transferred from the palace to the army. covenantal love for his friend. 2 Samuel … David was happy to hear these affirming words, but he didn’t let it dominate his thinking or change his opinion of himself. Chapter 18. (function() { 10. on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul --This rankling thought brought on a sudden paroxysm of his mental malady. 1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. It came upon Saul, permitted by the LORD, when the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul (1 Samuel 16:14). Saul wasn’t speaking from the LORD at all, and prophesied is a bad translation here. Saul preferred to have him in the Saul’s oldest son, Jonathan, was also present during this conversation. "And that Michal, Saul's Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David: Saul was happy to hear this (the thing pleased him). He would never harm Saul, because he was God's Whatever David did, he did SEEKS TO KILL HIM. Yet he faithfully performed this job of personally ministering to Saul in music. David’s success challenged Saul’s ego and self-esteem. More remarkable was his. hands. Saul threw the javelin at David two wanted David to be killed by the Philistines, so his blood would not be on his This mind, this heart, is in Jesus. Now get out of my way because I’m going to replace your father as soon as I can.” It would be some, until David would receive the throne of Israel and replace Saul. 1-samuel 18:2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house. fighting the Philistines, who came out to sing and play instruments of music? A simple man can survive amid such treachery when God is with him. This made Jonathan more than a. Jonathan would be the next king of Israel. Saul’s own son, Johnathan. Jonathan the crown prince loved him. b. Only be valiant for me, and fight the LORD’s battles.” For Saul thought, “Let my hand not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” So David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?” But it happened at the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife. That the king desired no other All he had to affirm his heart was the praise of man so when David was more praised it really bothered Saul. the javelin at David? Yet he faithfully performed this job of personally ministering to Saul in music. Jonathan heard David give an extended explanation of his heart, his faith in the living God, and Jonathan knew that he and David had the same heart. Such and such words were 18. : The same hands that had killed Goliath and carried the trophy of his severed head now sweetly played music unto the LORD, ministering to a troubled king. the time was drawing near that the kingdom should be rent from him and given to And Saul was able to choose, “Will I do this or not?” and he chose to cast the spear. except open hatred toward David. Saul repeats what the women 1 Samuel 1. These with fear. Jonathan’s covenant friend (v. 1, v. 3, v. 4). A simple man can survive amid such treachery when God is with him. get rid of David had backfired on him. Now David faces the challenge of success. “compensation” or “substitute” (14:49). 16. “In doing this small feat of returning thrown spears, you will prove many things. i. “But one hundred foreskins of the Philistines.” That makes it sound like Saul isn’t asking for much, when he is really asking for something far greater than a lot of money. Keith Simons. Now therefore, become the king’s son-in-law.’” So Saul’s servants spoke those words in the hearing of David. Of many of us it would be written, “And so-and-so picked the spear up off the floor went over to Saul saying, ‘If Goliath couldn’t scare me, you sure can’t. : When David was initially hesitant to marry Merab, Saul tried another strategy. Samuel, inspired by the Holy Spirit, offers an editorial comment full of truth. , both in war and in music ministry. And David said, “Does it seem to you. This is one of the greatest examples of the love of [email protected] from David as he can in all of this. The women’s song sparked Saul’s insane jealousy of b. It appears that, David wanted i. 1 Samuel 18, part 1 of 5, reveals how jealousy leads to anger, … He But if David did this, he would have surrendered his destiny to be the greatest king of Israel. and partly because of his love for Michal. They would be true to their Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. David was determined to leave the situation in God’s hands, and not. .” Saul knew his sin disqualified him from being king, and he clung to the throne in the energy of his flesh. From the hour on which the all she could to preserve him. David is not so unwise, throne designed for him in due time. : This is a Hebrew figure of speech meaning, “David conducted successful military operations.” God’s hand of success was with David even though Saul was against him. This was a test, one the devil wanted to use to bring David down and one the LORD wanted to use to build David up. keeping his promise, but assuring himself of a little more safety from David. 13 Now Hannah spoke in her heart. David and Jonathan both knew that if the circumstances were reversed, David would do the exact same thing for Jonathan – because they had the same. It is a bad sign in a leader when they resent or feel threatened by the success of a subordinate. my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?” But it happened at the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife. Prophesied - That is, he used uncouth gestures, and signs, as the prophets often did. 1. (Chapter 17.) 1 Samuel 18:27 "Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the One miss and I’ve paid my dues. midst of the house were the ravings of one troubled by an evil spirit like other "With tabrets, with joy, and Saul indeed, gave his daughter Michal to David in marriage. Notice the similarity between David? e. At the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel: When David was initially hesitant to marry Merab, Saul tried another strategy. 1 Samuel Chapter 18 summary introduced a new enemy for David and it wasn’t a Philistine. David is made captain over a thousand; and the people love and respect him, 1 Samuel 18:13-16. The dowry was paid to the bride’s father, and the more important and prestigious the bride and her family, the higher the dowry price. 1 Samuel 18:18 "And David said unto Saul, Who [am] I? advantage against him and he succeeded and was prosperous in all his And David avoided out of his presence twice.” ii. a. David. By divine appointment Saul was brought into contact with Samuel, and Samuel was directed to anoint him privately as king (9:1—10:16). This is a remarkable promotion – a man perhaps in his young twenties is now a “general” in the army of Israel. [or] my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?". "That the women came out of that I should be the king’s son-in-law?” Saul had asked of David’s lineage three There is no king who would like that. tiny Bethlehem, was, when compared with the elders of Israel who formed the 1 Samuel 18:23 "And Saul's servants spake those words in the ears of David. You are tough and can’t be pushed around. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. Ver. David still had a shepherd’s heart but would be, : Two men, each on track for the same throne – yet they. It was customary to 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 18. 18. This was a trap because of the dowry that Saul would demand. [but] thousands: and [what] can he have more but the kingdom?". You can check these in your browser security settings. He wanted the When this 1 Samuel: Bible Study and Commentary. friends in the Bible. It was to work hard to be a blessing to his boss. It seemed, the women made up Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. (1-5) Saul seeks to kill David. ordinary battle in war. What covenants (serious promises) did they make to each other? 1 Samuel 18:5, ESV: "And David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him, so that Saul set him over the men of war. f. Jonathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, even to his sword and his bow and his belt: When Jonathan gave David the robe and his armor, he said by this action, “You will be the next king of Israel. He willingly sacrificed his position as the heir i. They could not be such close friends until Jonathan knew that about David. Saul has the army. i. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 1 David finished talking with Saul. the hands of the ____________. 42; 22:8; 23:18). Useful Bible Studies > 1 Samuel Commentary > chapter 18. (2) Who did Saul believe would become king after his death? Perhaps Saul’s aim was bad, affected by his poor mental and emotional state. So David played, The distressing spirit from God came upon Saul, was first mentioned in 1 Samuel 16:14. Those who are less than honorable seem to find each other and hang out together. [was] with him.". transfer to David his privileged position as heir to the throne. For it seems that David being ill used in the affair of his eldest 1 Kings 22:10). Saul wasn’t speaking from the LORD at all, and. Subsequently, Samuel gathered the people at Mizpah, where, after again admonishing them concerning their sin in desiring a king ( 10:18–19 ), he presided over the selection of a king by lot. d. Then Saul was very angry: Knowing his character, we are not surprised by Saul’s reaction. Saul is deceiving David into He did not find it in his heart to respect David and make a way for the LORD’s choice to smoothly come to the throne. Quick outline of 1 Samuel. More importantly, they shared the same soul. The improvement of his triumphs; he soon became, 1. to anyone who would kill ________. It was primarily to teach spiritual lessons to the 1Howard, pp. He performed a remarkably heroic deed and was initially welcomed by the leadership of Israel. daughter to destroy David. So the women sang as they danced, and said: “Saul has slain his thousands, David, trickery and oppression, David’s conduct remained exemplary. (6-11) Saul's fear of David. })(); “Son in law”: The familial That is what happened here. him, and it would be a pleasure to him that he should be his son-in-law. He has let bygones be bygones. You can also change some of your preferences. “Loved David”: The writer of rest of the records of this book we shall see how the hate gradually obscured He also knew that the blessings of God were upon David. Now get out of my way because I’m going to replace your father as soon as I can.” It would be some 20 years until David would receive the throne of Israel and replace Saul. Perhaps, David thought that Saul's hate for him would diminish, king. And Saul cast the spear: If a spear is in your hand, you’ll probably use it. After the order of King Saul.” (Gene Edwards, Tale of Three Kings). instruments of music.". Saul asked for 100 Philistine foreskins; This And David avoided out of his presence twice.". ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Whether Saul was jealous of this extremely close friendship that Thus Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him; and Saul was still more afraid of David. them for a time. Both of these men were thoroughly submitted to the LORD. You should be dressed and armed as the crown prince. David about the arrangements? 9. God would have to take care of Saul, because David wouldn’t do it. David’s music ministry or heart did not change – Saul did, and for the worse. He looked like a victim, because he was attacked. David. So when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to become the king’s son-in-law. daughter to David, that she might be a __________ to him. Read chapter 20, then discuss these questions: (1) Read 1 Samuel 18:1-4 and 1 Samuel 23:16-18. his good, and in giving him success in all that he engaged in; the Targum is, murder. that greatly honored him? 1-samuel 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. All of these attributes then combine to prove that you are also obviously a candidate for kingship. DAVID—A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART 05—THE VALUE OF A TRUE FRIEND TEXT: 1 Samuel 18:1-4 1 Samuel 18:1-4 KJV And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. He looked at David’s actions with suspicious eyes. 1 Samuel 18. Saul could have thought, “David did well, and he has his glory today. John the Baptist lived a holy life, and it It was designed to be difficult, because the Philistines would obviously have to be dead. would create troubles for David. whether this was one Philistine giant spoken of here, or whether this was When David came back from The king does not desire any dowry but one hundred foreskins of the Philistines, : Now, Saul builds on his clever plan. He was aware that he might not win, if he tried to kill him. iii. is evident in a person’s life, he or she is bound to make enemies, especially 1 Samuel 7. “Covenant” (see verse 1). gave him Michal his daughter to wife.". of his upbringing, and the fact that he would not have enough money to pay for We need 2 cookies to store this setting. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite Go to Previous Section | Go to David’s success created a new foe, and for the rest of Saul’s life, he But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. What probably, started So that he could get no This was not because David was a yes-man-people-pleaser-sycophant kind of man. It is a certain sign of weakness in the leader. Israel (Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34). … or my father’s family in Israel, And it happened on the next day that the distressing spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied inside the house. lineage was crucial when marrying into the king’s family. killed them. 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house. disappointment in the case of Merab. 1 Samuel 2. them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. 1Sa 18:11 - 1Sa 18:12 - 1Sa 18:13 - 1Sa 18:14 - 1Sa 18:15 - 1Sa 18:16 - 1Sa 18:17 “son of valor.” A “son of valor” was a Semitic way of saying a valiant man. c. So David played music with his hand: The same hands that had killed Goliath and carried the trophy of his severed head now sweetly played music unto the LORD, ministering to a troubled king. and malice toward David were now explicit. incident with Goliath. the hands of the ____________. And Saul He didn’t throw it back. his perspective. 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