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. 9). Verses 1-6. 2. 'Let all hopeIn thee,' so spake his anthem, 'who have knownThy name'" (Dante, 'Par.' "He encouraged (strengthened) himself," etc. 2. B. Dale . If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. The object which is sought is providentially discovered (ver. There is an hour coming when God will let us see that He has taken good care of all that is ours as well as of us, such care as we had scarcely thought of. Businessmen, diplomats, teachers, missionaries, and others were confined all together in substandard quarters. I am reminded of a story in a fascinating book entitled Shantung Compound, written by Langdon Gilkey. IT IS CROWNED WITH COMPLETE SUCCESS. Will not his old fears now return? What selfishness!! SermonAudio.com - 1 Samuel 30 Sermons. Today, many years later, by His grace alone, I have still not needed surgery! Chapter 30 of first Samuel begins with a bit of drama. His past doings on their behalf. 1 Samuel 30:1-31: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. But look now at David in a third situation — AT THE CAMP OF THE AMALEKITES. The enemy is completely defeated (ver. David Destroys the Amalekites. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it, and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. 20). David from a place of having it all had fallen into a place where everything was lost. My name is Palitha Jayasooriya and I am a Pastor from Sri Lanka. Welcome to my Sermon/Devotional blog The Preaching Platform. Radio Streams. 17 says, were four hundred, and they are spoken of as a remnant, a small part of the whole. Handout. "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. Now when did this happen? David know this. To make matters worse, some of David’s faithful followers were talking of stoning him (vs 6). 3. 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). 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). But from God’s point of view, this … "And David said to Abiathar," etc. Shall we not see him halting and hesitating and perhaps turning back? As David inquired of the Lord, God responded to his trust with a powerful message. "Jehovah his God. by -, 1. In 1 Samuel 30:8a we find that “David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? When good men transgress they must expect to be "chastened of the Lord," and wicked men are sometimes used as a rod for the purpose. 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. 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. - D. I. DAVID IN HIS DISTRESS. 1. It was a horror story happening right before their eyes and they couldn’t bear the shattering pain. 10) -. True faith and spiritual power have their foundation amidst the "dust and ashes" of self-abasement and self-distrust. Faith strengthens the soul by uniting it to God and making it partaker of his strength. No; a man never hesitates or turns back in the path of duty, who is making the Lord his strength. 4. Trouble is a powerful means of bringing sin to remembrance (1 Kings 17:18). SermonAudio.com - 1 Samuel 30 Sermons. When he came upon them, he found them in a state of riot and disorder. What about showing gratitude to God for all He has done? We know not the number of these Amalekites, but it is clear that it was great, for these that escaped, ver. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. 1 Samuel 30:1-10. He was left almost alone. CHAPTER 30. David's affliction restored him also to a holy caution and self-distrust. 3. So, if we are focused on ‘Loving God’, we will a) Trust Him completely and b) obey His voice. Look ones more to chap. And was now aligned with the Philistines . 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. He was not therefore indulging his own revenge, but obeying the Lord's command, in smiting them. ... Sermon Topics. Illustration – Video of young lady who helps a blind man on the street. (ZIKLAG.) I said — Where, or when did God say this? Your path will not be a uniform one. 2. "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. Few men have an adequate conviction of their own helplessness; and one aim of the Divine discipline is to produce it. I. 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. shall I overtake them?" But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God (ver. After a brief delay and some untoward events by which faith is still further tested (ver. 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." The difference in the effects of calamity upon men (as upon Saul and David) manifests the difference of their character. 1 Samuel 30 . To their horror however, the Amalekites had attacked Ziklag, ransacked and set fire to the city and kidnapped their wives and children (30:1-3). Ziklag Is Burning! 3. Recap After fleeing from Saul, David escapes into the Judean wilderness and the territory of Israel’s neighbours. 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. "Can you tell us," asks David, "where we may find the Amalekites?" (1-6) David overtakes the Amalekites. We may be tempted to obey many other voices as we battle distressing challenges like David’s distressing situation. How To Behave in a Cave I Samuel 24. So, in ‘Loving Others’, let’s strive to a) Stand with the weary and b) Show gratitude to those who have helped us. Twice this is mentioned and particularly mentioned. 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. The Philistines were preparing to battle King Saul, and David and his men had gone to join with the Philistines . Instead, He trusted God. But how will this operate on David? Tomorrow they may be in other hands, and he in another world. They now faced the difficult predicament of having to fight as part of the Philistine army against their own Israeli brothers (28:1-2). "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?". (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!!). Observations: -. SERMONS ON 1 SAMUEL. Someone said,‘Being at your wit’s end, doesn’t mean being at your faith’s end! Read 1 Samuel 30 Online. Dear Abby I Samuel 25. 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). (1-2) Ziklag is plundered by the Amalekites. The Life of David. It was like ‘being thrown from the frying-pan into the fire’ and David was greatly distressed at the turn of events! IT LAYS HOLD OF ALL-SUFFICIENT HELP. And the reason is at hand: God is the God of all consolation, the spring of comfort; if any water, it is in the sea; if any light, it is in the sun; if any comfort, it is in God - there it rests, there it is when nowhere else.