Verses 1-22. In 1 Samuel 15:27-28, the prophet Samuel rebuked Saul for his hard-hearted disobedience to God. To be human is to have enemies. In summary, then, David’s confrontation of Saul was really a rebuke, which is why he cited the Lord’s judgment between he and Saul (cf. David pleads his case 17-22. Saul and David are contrasts of a person whose spiritual walk is declining versus one on the incline. Israel’s next judge, Samuel, is born to Hannah, a previously barren woman. Summary . Introduction. V. Comment Chapter 24 relates how David convinces Saul of his innocence. ii. 2 Once Saul was back from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, 'David is now in the desert of En-Gedi.' David’s men (1 Samuel 24:4), much like Saul (1 Samuel 23:7), discern God’s will on the basis of favorable circumstances: God gives them the opportunity to kill Saul, and thus it must be God’s will for them to do so. Saul and David part ways. 1 Samuel 17 • When Giants Collide 1 Samuel 18 • The Greater Test of Faith. 1-4. 1 From there David went up and installed himself in the strongholds of En-Gedi. chapters24-26 form a discrete literary unit within1Samuel. Scriptures: 1 Samuel 24:1–22. In his distress, Saul tried to keep Samuel from leaving, and grabbed his robe, and a … We either know people we have a hard time loving, or we know people who have a hard time loving us, or both. David discerns God’s will on principle. . 1 Samuel 24:1 "And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David [is] in the wilderness of En-gedi." David spares Saul’s life 9-16. Saul unknowingly enters David’s cave 5-8. 24:4, David’s men stated that they understood Saul’s presence in the cave to … 1 Sam. Earlier, in 1 Sam. Anne Lamotte said "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." The priesthood in Israel is in a general state of decline, and Eli’s sons are disobeying God’s laws. 1 Samuel 24 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. 3. David"s goodness to two fools chs24-26". Saul accepts David’s plea and acknowledges David’s role as future king 23. Hannah gives Samuel to Israel’s chief priest, Eli, to be raised as a Nazirite. 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to … . Saul’s Life To Date. 1 Samuel 24 (King James Version) 1 And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi. The Study Bookmark for 1 Samuel: [ view sample ] 1 per page [ pdf ] 4 per page [ pdf ] Introduction. Having, as it should seem, got the victory over them, and driven them out of his country, and pursued them to their own. 24:15).