And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where there was a cave, and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the innermost parts of the cave. And the men of David said to him, “Here is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, … More Providence and a Pit Stop
David Roper comments on 1 Samuel 9-10, where Saul is chosen, annointed and proclaimed king of Israel: As he leaves Samuel, God gives Saul three signs that his appointment is from him, The first is that he will meet two people who will inform him that the animals have been found and will provide him with … More Three signs. Three gifts.
And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where there was a cave, and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the innermost parts of the cave. And the men of David said to him, “Here is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, … More A Time to Kill or Not?
John Piper, in a sermon “Overflowing Grace for All Who Believe” comments on the conversion of Saul in Acts 9 This is the kind of person that no one expects to be converted. His opposition is too deep and too articulate. So much of his life would be threatened if Christianity were true! And he … More Saul: the most unlikely people CAN be converted and ARE converted
2 Samuel 23:13-17 And three of the thirty chief men went down and came about harvest time to David at the cave of Adullam, when a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. 14 David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem. 15 And … More Three Men and a Little Drink
Bob Deffinbaugh’s comments on 2 Samuel 21- David’s dealings with the Gibeonites, at its roots, is a matter of keeping covenants. Israel had made a covenant with the Gibeonites. Even though this covenant was 400 years old, it was still to be honored. Saul broke that covenant by trying to rid the land of them. … More Promise Breakers and Promise Keepers (2 Samuel 21)
He was understandably reluctant. He had heard the horror stories. All his friends at church were afraid. He knew the reputation of this man as a terrorizer. This man was a murderer of missionaries. He spouted threats against believers wherever he went. And now God was telling him, Ananias, to go and pray for this man! “But LORD….I have heard….” … More Sovereignly Chosen for Missions