The difference in the effects of calamity upon men (as upon Saul and David) manifests the difference of their character. As the men returned home after overcoming David’s distressing situation, as an act of gratitude, David sent some of the bounty to the elders of Judah who had been good to him and provided for him, during his escape from King Saul. Of course, this act would also ensure future political support from the elders as well. It is not only we who are safe in God's hands if we are his, all that belongs to us is safe there. It is a solemn thought, but it is a glorious one, that wicked men and wicked spirits, that hell with its legions as well as heaven with its glorious hosts, are doing every hour Jehovah's work. Can you show the same empathy that David showed to his weary men? Hey there Bible Students, today we’re looking at 1 Samuel chapter 30 summary. 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). This is what the Scripture means by acknowledging God in our ways. 1 SAMUEL 30. Purpose: 1 Samuel shows us what to do when we feel like giving up! No; a man never hesitates or turns back in the path of duty, who is making the Lord his strength. Scripture: 1 Samuel 30:1-27. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it, 2 and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. This must not reconcile us to sin, but it goes far to quiet the mind when sickened and distressed with the sin, "the wrong and outrage," with which the world is filled. 1 Samuel 30 - NIV: David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. 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). 1 Samuel 30:1-5.THE AMALEKITES SPOIL ZIKLAG. Let us now look at David in another situation — ON HIS WAY TO THE AMALEKITES. 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. "I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. David Destroys the Amalekites. 1. (This sermon was preached at our Carol Service on 1... A Short Devotional: When we are restless he remains serene and calm; when we are low, selfish, mean, or dispirited he is still the unalterable I AM. he seems to have forgotten all these, and failed to receive the encouragement which they were adapted to impart. Share. Our theme for this year is ‘Loving God; Loving People’ and I would like to share 4 points in this sermon with 2 of those points dealing with ‘Loving God’ and the other 2 dealing with ‘Loving People’. I’d rather have one blossom nowThan a truckload when I’m dead! When we give it up to him, He remembers that we have done so, and takes it as His charge. 1 Samuel 30 . "They came," we read, "to the brook Besor," and there they "were so faint that they could not go over." The case was this. David's discouragement was the loss of two hundred men, apparently a formidable loss; it turned out nothing. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way. We may be tempted to obey many other voices as we battle distressing challenges like David’s distressing situation. I Samuel 30:10a “For two hundred men were too exhausted….”. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 30:6 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD" Intro: David and his men had gone to help king Achish in battle. David didn’t realize then that the process by which King Saul’s crown and throne was to be transferred to him was very near! It is a region in the south of the Kingdom of Judah. Introduction: Last week we completed chapters 29 & 30 in which David and his 600 men were sent away from the battle with the Israelites and back to Ziklag by King Achish. II. 3. 6). He is not affected by our mutability, our changes do not alter him. Will not his old fears now return? In fact, since they would have slowed down David’s pursuit, he  allowed them to stay behind and possibly guard the supplies. God however, providentially intervened so that they were released from the battle by the Philistine elders, worried that David and his men might betray them (28:4-7). 1 Samuel 30:6b says, “But David found strength in the Lord his God”. It was a severely distressing time for me and eventually, the Doctors told me that surgery was needed on my spine to put things rights. 30 David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. 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. (16-20) David's distribution of the spoil. David"s crisis and his response30:1-6. 1. 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. Will you do something today to show gratitude to them? - 1 Samuel 30 Sermons. 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. Chapter 30 of first Samuel begins with a bit of drama. Feel free to hit the comments button on … To the natural eye, things couldn’t get any worse. IT MAKES USE OF APPROPRIATE MEANS. 2. Let’s first look at the 2 points about ‘Loving God’. The wickedness of the wicked is mercifully restrained (ver. On the third day David and his men arrived in Ziklag, and the Amalekites had raided the Negev, attacked Ziklag, and burned it down. All will share alike.”. Ever feel like giving up? 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. But it’s at this moment of utter despair and gloom that we read one of the most encouraging sentences in all the Bible. 4. Let’s now look at what this story tells us about ‘Loving Others’. Preach on topics including the birth and call of Samuel the prophet, the return of the ark of the covenant to Israel, Israel's demand for … Recap After fleeing from Saul, David escapes into the Judean wilderness and the territory of Israel’s neighbours. 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. 2. FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH, There will always be tragedies in our lives. the acquisitions he has made? But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God (ver. 3. Illustration – Video of young lady who helps a blind man on the street. I Samuel 30:26 “When David arrived in Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, “Here is a present for you….”. So does He love His people, that He cannot even smite them without blessing them. David could easily have been tempted to try and quell the rebellion by the disgruntled men. In the exercise of "the same spirit of faith" others "out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens" (Hebrews 11:34). I obeyed His voice amidst protests from my parents and many others. He was therefore showing gratitude for helping him in distressing moments. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.”. Verses 1-6. (ZIKLAG.) 1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;. Three days afterwards David's men come up and find him: they kindly give him food and restore him. Sermons from I Samuel 30 The End of the Beginning (I Samuel 31 - II Samuel 1) God Unchanging (1 Samuel 15:29) Music For A Madman (I Samuel 16:14-23) The Heart of A Champion (I Samuel 16:1-13) How to Kill a Giant (1 Samuel 17) How To Kill A Giant (I Samuel 17) The Green-Eyed Monster (I Samuel 18-19) Three Arrows at Sunrise (I Samuel 18-23) They would also have been a useful rearguard defence force if David was defeated and had to retreat from the battle. There will always be a right way and a wrong way to handle tragedy. David had arrived right on time to defeat the drunken, partying Amalekites; to save the wives and children, and to carry off a great bounty (vs 16-20). Three Arrows at Sunrise I Samuel 18-23. 1 Samuel 27. 4. Twice this is mentioned and particularly mentioned. Devotional : Surrounded by God’s Protection, Sermon: The Christmas Light that Brings Hope, God’s Restoration of the Lost Years : Sermon, Devotional: A Heart of Thankfulness (Thanks Giving), Sermon : Four Steps to Win the Battle Over Worry (Matthew 6:25-34), Devotional : Building a City on Prayer – Part 3. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Samuel 30:1-8. His past doings on their behalf. "Jesus Christ is the same yester... INTRODUCTION Not quite a P.O.… But, if we truly love God, we will listen to and obey only His gentle voice; the voice of our Shepherd. 1 Samuel 30:1-31: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. We shall see that he met in it with discouragement and also encouragement, a mixture of both. 1. David from a place of having it all had fallen into a place where everything was lost. 4. They now faced the difficult predicament of having to fight as part of the Philistine army against their own Israeli brothers (28:1-2). 1 Samuel 30:1-31 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. He knew their inability to help this time was only due to sheer exhaustion. These soldiers, these fugitives and exiles, can not only weep as though their hearts would break for their wives and children, but the moment there is a prospect of recovering them, they are so eager in the pursuit, that one-third of their number speedily sink down in exhaustion. What selfishness!! ", IV. by -, 1. Ziklag Is Burning! But observe — though these men were God's enemies, He had just before employed them in His work. We should have expected him to have done this before in his fear when he fled into the land of the Philistines, or when he followed the army of Achish against Israel, but he did not do it. "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. 'Let all hopeIn thee,' so spake his anthem, 'who have knownThy name'" (Dante, 'Par.' (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!!). The scripture says, 1 Samuel 30:4  “So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep”. Directing the thoughts toward God, the ever-present, invisible, eternal Protector of his servants, and stirring up the heart to renewed trust in him. 2. The object which is sought is providentially discovered (ver. So, if we are focused on ‘Loving God’, we will a) Trust Him completely and b) obey His voice. One of the Amalekites in going from Ziklag, had a slave ill, an Egyptian. 1 Samuel • Sermon • Submitted ... Transcript. It breaks through the storm clouds like a ray of sunshine: “But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” It teaches us that Belshazzar revelled joyously and fearlessly in the banquet he had made; but "in that night," the very night of his festivity, "was Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldeans, slain." one sick man, a man scarcely alive; and he did all that David wanted. They were exulting in their spoil at, the very moment when they were about to lose their spoil and their lives together. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. As David inquired of the Lord, God responded to his trust with a powerful message. The health we have lost in His service, the property we may have expended in His cause, the earthly gain or earthly love or honour we have sacrificed for His cake — we shall hear of them again in heaven. A few days after David's own people were about to stone him on the ruins of Ziklag the royal crown was laid at his feet. 1. III. At the Besor Ravine, 200 of David’s men were too exhausted to travel anymore. A. That the latter may be taken trial is sent; it is taken by him whose heart is in the main right with God, and it is never taken in vain. 2), often turns to the benefit of those whom they seek to injure, and returns upon their own heads. Now, come again to the chapter before us. "The free expressions of his goodness and beneficence," the unchangeable assurances of his almighty help in time of need. I Samuel 27-30. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment. Browse Sermons on 1 Samuel 30:1-8. shall I overtake them?" The more heavily trouble presses upon men, the more closely should they cling to God, that it may be rightly borne and accomplish its intended moral end. 1 Samuel 30:8b says, “Pursue them” He (God) answered. But David would have none of it!! David says in his heart, "I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul," and there goes the once bold champion of Israel, timid and crouching, to seek the protection of a heathen king. 2. b. They were a nation condemned by God to be exterminated in consequence of their determined hatred to Him and His people. It is safe no where else. "What time I am afraid," not, in a quiet hour, no, in a fearful hour — "what time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.". This would have needed a lot of diplomacy and skill; maybe even force, and would most probably have taken up much precious time; time that the raiders could have used to their advantage, to get to safety. But now he remembered them and "took courage.". ", 3. Sudden and severe bereavement; wife and children, it may be, taken away with a stroke. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?". 17). He seeks now counsel of the Lord. But how will this operate on David? His very judgments become mercies. David’s men showed mercy to this Egyptian and he led them straight to the Amalekite camp where a drunken party was in progress. 1 Samuel chapter 30 KJV (King James Version) 1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;. In that vast land, He led them miraculously to an Egyptian slave who had been a part of the raiding party and was now at death’s door (Read 30: 11-15). As in David’s distressing situation, is your trust placed firmly in your Savior in the challenge you are facing? a. ... Sermon Topics. 1. 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. Having fled from King Saul . "I can," the man says, and in a little time he brings him within sight of their camp. his honours or his wealth? The discouragement he encountered at the outset. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. What about showing gratitude to God for all He has done? In His people's case, the Lord turns even these bitter things to a blessed account. In the Presence of My Enemies I Samuel 23. “David sent the plunder as an expression of gratitude to those who had assisted him during his flight from Saul” – NIV Study Bible- page 419. So, in ‘Loving Others’, let’s strive to a) Stand with the weary and b) Show gratitude to those who have helped us. Should walk before me — That is, minister unto me as high-priest. A popular worship song says, You are the Hope living in usYou are the God in whom we trust. 10) -. The upbraiding of conscience for past sin. It may be through a call, a visit, a letter, a gift or any novel idea that springs up! I said — Where, or when did God say this? 1. Dear Abby I Samuel 25. II. Are you willing to help such a weary person today? Weary people are all around us with their heads hanging low. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. 5. "The mistake we make is to look for a source of consolation in ourselves; self-contemplation instead of gazing upon God. At this time in his life, David was living in Ziklag . 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. Our sermon ideas on 1 Samuel will help you preach a powerful message on the beginnings of earthly kingship. is a place to discuss various issues relating to God and life. SERMONS ON 1 SAMUEL. David's encouragement. It was a horror story happening right before their eyes and they couldn’t bear the shattering pain. 2. (It must be noted that King Saul died in the ensuing battle which meant that David might have been held accountable for Saul’s death if had he been involved in any way in the fighting). David, we read, smote these Amalekites, smote them from the twilight, of one day even unto the evening of the next. David and his men returned to Ziklag, which was a town located by the Negev. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Samuel 30. He was left almost alone. His faithful promises. The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. And was now aligned with the Philistines . It led him, though he feared nothing else, to fear himself. However, as I was praying, God spoke to me, asking me to leave hospital and to trust Him for healing. SA Radio 1. So gracious is our God, that he considers even the degree of our necessities, and accommodates himself to them. Thus we find David, in Psalm, of coupling together mercy and judgment, and saying He will rejoice in both and sing of both. 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). We find there his heart failing him; and, like a frightened deer, he runs away from Judah into the land of the Philistines. 5. 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. Here is this same David, the frightened runaway, calm and fearless, and where? (Psalm 118:6; Psalm 121:1). 11). Repressing fear and unbelief. 1 Samuel 2:30. It was like ‘being thrown from the frying-pan into the fire’ and David was greatly distressed at the turn of events! Welcome to my Sermon/Devotional blog The Preaching Platform. He sought him as he had not done on the previous occasion; sought him in a right spirit, and therefore (unlike Saul) received an answer: - "Pursue, for thou shalt surely overtake and deliver." (1-6) David overtakes the Amalekites. 30 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. And let me say that in your journey go heaven, or in setting about any good work on that journey, you must calculate on meeting with both these things, with both discouragements and encouragements. His encouragement was what? (7-15) He recovers what had been lost. In a situation of the utmost distress and danger; with his home burnt, his family in the hands of his enemies, and with six hundred half frantic men around him threatening to take his life. IT SPRINGS OUT OF CONSCIOUS HELPLESSNESS. You remember who these men were. David's affliction restored him also to a holy caution and self-distrust. When David formerly fell into despondency (ch. God bless you as you put these thoughts into real-time action. Is there a man here whose chief joy is in the spoil he has taken? Print page. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire 2 and taken captive the women and all [] who were in it, both small and great. 1. They discovered that Ziklag had been burned and their wives and children taken away as captives by the Amalekites. "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" That’s where we find David in 1 Samuel 30:6. The chief purpose of chastisement is to bring men to God in humility, penitence, submission, and trust, and prepare them for future service and exaltation. As we battle distressing situations, it is vitally important that we learn to trust Jesus fully as he is more than able to guide and help us to final victory! The threatening of danger; the presence of "the king of terrors" (Job 18:14). In this instance it did immediately two things for David. The last two lines say. 6. Sermon outline – The Life of David (1 Samuel 30:1-31) Posted on November 24, 2014 by Admin. True faith and spiritual power have their foundation amidst the "dust and ashes" of self-abasement and self-distrust. You will say, "Doubtless when Saul was close behind him ready to take his life;" but no; it was at, a time when it seemed least likely to happen — when David had humbled Saul to the dust by his magnanimity. Take It Back - 1 Samuel 30:1-8, 18, 19 - Reese $5.99 Assets and Liabilities - 2 Timohty 1:17 & Hebrews 12:1 - Alfondia Reese, III $5.99 There's a Stranger in my House - 1 Samuel 1:1-6, 9-11, 20 - … 20). He abandons him, leaves him in a field to die. Now when did this happen? Their destruction was complete or nearly so. 1 Samuel 30 – David in Victory Again A. David’s distress. His great name (see 1 Samuel 1:3). "When I am weak," said Paul, "then am I strong" - when I feel my utter weakness under the pressure of trial, then I am constrained to depend on the Lord, and become imbued with his strength (2 Corinthians 12:10). 1 Outline . In my twenties I had to spend 25 days in hospital due to a serious spinal problem. Businessmen, diplomats, teachers, missionaries, and others were confined all together in substandard quarters. III. Sermon by Tony Hobbs – 23rd November 2014. I concluded my previous sermonsaying it doesn’t matter how fast we run from the truth because the truth will catch up to us one day. In 1 Samuel 30:8a we find that “David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? 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). 22), and to learn what little confidence could be put in man (Psalm 146:3). "When David could not comfort him self in his wives, nor his children, nor his goods, nor in anything under the sun, he could in something above the sun.