[bible1year] Devotional comments on I Samuel 20-21

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 27 Mar 2015 11:03:55 -0000
MARCH 27

        In chapter 20 we see a beautiful story of selfless love. 
Jonathan is heir to the throne of Saul and, in a sense, a throne 
rival. Yet, far from being jealous or envious of David, "Jonathan 
loved him as his own soul" (chapter 18:1).

        Chapter 21 records David's flight to Nob and Gath after 
leaving Jonathan. Here he encounters Ahimelech, the high priest. It 
was the Sabbath; David was hungry and unarmed and asked for food. 
The Bible's fidelity in showing the unpleasant side of a person's 
character is illustrated here in David's lapse in faith and 
deception, both to the priest and later to Achish.

        It is amazing how a man of faith can gradually become a man 
of fear and unbelief. If we get in a hurry and trust in men and our 
own plans, before long everything falls to pieces and we find 
ourselves out of the place of God's blessing and protection. In 
later lessons we will see that David did learn to wait on the Lord 
and seek His will.