Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Book of Samuel
David vs Saul Study
Saul and David Cave Adventure
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our David vs Saul Bible study taking a look into the Saul and David
Cave story and how the absolutely awesome David vs Saul message
affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
David vs Saul Discussion
Saul and David Cave Story
Daily Bread is so glad you're here! What a great chapter this is.
You're about to discover what a righteous and gracious character
David had. As you may recall, the last thing that happened in our
story was that David and his men were surrounded by Saul and his men,
when suddenly a messenger came to Saul with urgent news that the
Philistines were invading the land elsewhere, so Saul and his men
left to go pursue his real enemies, and David and his men went and
hid in the wilderness of Engedi. Now we're up to date.
When Saul was done pursuing the Philistines, he heard where David
was, so he took three thousand chosen men from all over Israel to go
search for David again. On his way, Saul stopped at a cave to rest
and believe it or not, David and his men were hiding in the very same
Now, David's men believed that this was the Lord's way of saying,
Look, I brought your enemy right to you to do as you see fit. For
certain, David's men wanted to punish Saul for hunting David and
encouraged him to kill Saul right then.
David vs Saul Explanation
Saul and David Cave Event
David, however, didn't see it as cut and dried as all that ... He
truly believed in God's hand taking care of things. So, instead of
harming Saul, David secretly cut off the bottom of Saul's coat while
he slept ... And then he felt horrible for what he had done, and told
his men that he felt wrong to do such a thing to the Lord's anointed.
So David restrained his men from harming Saul.
When Saul awoke and left the cave, David called out to Saul, "My lord
the king." When Saul turned around, David bowed to him with his face
to the ground as to honor his royalty, and he said to Saul, "How can
you believe anyone that says I want to harm you? You can see that
today the Lord gave me the power to kill you, and some
enthusiastically encouraged me to do it, but I couldn't bring myself
to harm the Lord's anointed.
Look here, I've got the hem of your coat in my hand. I could've
gotcha, but I didn't. My actions show that I plan no harm to you, yet
you hunt my soul to take it. You're the king of Israel! ... Why are
you bothering with me, I'm nothing but a dead dog, or a flea compared
to you. May the Lord judge between us, but I will not lay a hand on
you, and God will deliver me out of your hand.
David vs Saul Truth
Saul and David Cave Saga
No doubt! After all, Saul had 3,000 of Israel's best men looking for
David and his 600, and they couldn't even find them when they were in
the very same cave! Well, that deliverance just has the Lord's
fingerprints all over it! So, you've got to be wondering what Saul's
response was, huh?
Well, Saul said, Is that you David? And he (Saul) started crying! He
then agreed to all David had said ... That David showed righteousness
but Saul rewarded him with evil. Then Saul said; Now I know for
certain that you will surely be king of Israel, but swear to me that
you won't destroy my name or my family after me.
So, David promised and Saul went home, but David and his men went
back to their hiding place. This isn't the first time that Saul
seemed to have relinquished his animosity towards David though, is it?
David vs Saul Conclusion
Saul and David Cave Summary
If you'd like to know exactly what David was thinking right about
then, check out Psalm
57, that he wrote when he fled from Saul in the cave.
How long before Saul has that evil spirit upon him again and his
jealousy for David prompts him to hunt him down once more?
Well hurry back and we'll find that out together, right here at Daily
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare