January 30, 2020

Through My Worst to Get to My Best

In 1 Samuel 18, we see two men who had been closely bonded begin to break apart. Saul has been David’s master, sending him out to battle. David’s soul was bonded to Saul’s son, Jonathan. This was a family in the making. But one little song changed everything. Let’s take a look at verses 6-9:

“As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. And the women sang to one another as they celebrated,

“Saul has struck down his thousands,
    and David his ten thousands.”

And Saul was very angry, and this saying displeased him. He said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands, and what more can he have but the kingdom?” And Saul eyed David from that day on.”

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