David and the Philistines

Philistines in the Bible

Christianity Oasis provides the Philistines in the Bible study on the Philistines Bible story. We'll be looking into that and all aspects of the Bible seeking truth and understanding.

Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Book of Samuel
Chapter 29

David and the Philistines Bible Lesson

The Philistines in the Bible Event

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is the Philistines in the Bible study taking a look into the Philistines Bible story and how the interesting Philistines in the Bible message affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.

David and the Philistines Bible Truth
The Philistines in the Bible Story

Howdy, Daily Bread Head! Remember where we were in our story? Saul knows that the Philistines are preparing to go to war again, but he knows that God is no longer supporting him because he disobeyed His command concerning Amalek.

Another reason is because he didn't wait for Samuel to make offerings before going to war before that, and he took it upon himself to make the offerings when he was told to wait! Ready to see what happens next?

Now the Philistines gathered their army together at Aphek, and the Israelites camped by a spring in Jezreel. The rulers of the Philistines led their groups out by the hundreds and thousands, but don't forget, David was in Philistine territory hiding from Saul, and Achish told David that he was expected to fight for the Philistines. David and his men were in the back with Achish. The Philistine leaders asked Achish, "What are these Hebrews doing here?"

David and the Philistines Bible Teaching
The Philistines in the Bible Warning

And Achish answered, "This is David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me for more than a year and I have yet to find a fault in him since he's come to me."

But the Philistines were angry with Achish, "Make him go back! He may go into battle with us and then turn on us! What way would be better to regain favor with his master than by killing our men? Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances saying 'Saul killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands?'"

Achish turned to David and said, "Surely as the Lord lives, you've been reliable and in my opinion you should come with us to battle. But the Philistine leaders don't agree. So return, and go in peace, so you don't upset the leaders of the army."

David and the Philistines Bible Summary
The Philistines in the Bible Conclusion

David replied, "But what did I do? Why can't I go fight with you against your enemies?" Achish answered, "In my opinion, you're as good as an Angel of God, but the Philistine leaders said you can't join us in battle.

First thing in the morning, you and your men must leave. So David and his men got up early the next morning to return to the land of the Philistines while the army of the Philistines went up to Jezreel.

Pretty exciting stuff. Wait 'til you read what happened next! Never a dull moment in the life of David, huh? Hurry on back, and we'll share it together, right here at 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