1 Samuel Chapter 19 Discussion

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  • Apostle grace
    here I see a man who had a pure heart in David. though he knew Saul was after his life he still served him.He wouldn't hurt him,he wouldn't dishonor him. when we choose not to have offense in our hearts God bails us out.He escaped the flying spear. Michal who was married to him so she can be a snare to him became his shield and defense. when we choose to love and honor Gods becomes our resque.
  • Anne
    David was under divine protection; He had a purpose to fulfill and a time in which to fulfill it.
  • Irene123
    I love Matthew Uche's testimony. It was 'spot on'!!!
  • Irene123
    1 Samuel 19: 20- means God ALLOWED satan to put an evil spirit in Saul. God is in control of - everything. God gave Saul plenty of chances to follow God. At some point in our lives He will leave off 'striveing' with us, if we refuse to turn to Him.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    They both mean the same thing
  • Lu2677
    Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, I create darkness: I make peace, I create evil: I the LORD do all these things."
    I do not believe there are two kinds of evil. This verse tells us the Lord is responsible for "all" these things.
    Evil people are wicked, they cause destruction and they will end in destruction. Amen.
  • Dave
    Study the word 'evil' in your bible. You will see two different kinds of evil. One is destructiveness and one is wickedness. Obviously God is not responsible for wickedness.
  • Precious
    I believe why it says an evil spirit from God is not because God has an evil spirit but he just allowed the evil spirit to enter into Saul because his heart was not righteous and he had a heart of jealousy against David and jealousy is one of the biggest sins I believe because it can lead you to kill. God gives you a choice and Saul choose to go away from God.
  • Penny
    Hard to understand evil spirit given by God.
  • Taso
    Jas to ask.... ..What prophesy was the sent soldiers, giving ?
  • Ira
    Saul was in a no win situation he even prophesied as before, when he was anointed king. When GOD is against U there 's nothing you can do. Yes, HE does forgive and abundantly pardons but the sentence still must be carried out.
  • Apostle grace
    there comes a time when stiff neckedness leads to judgement. this was the case.
  • Joan Fry for verse 9
    I questioned this verse in Sunday School, and I 'm thinking God was trsting Saul because we were given a choice, and he gave him his. The devil won and God all ready knew what was going to happen.
  • Attanatsia
    God created man with freedom to decision making and choices. When he send Evil, to you your heart being in the right space you will not proceed with it. Saul could have made a good choice as well. God loved David and He is so mighty.
  • Sfiso
    GOD has the Power to Change Evil to Good and no many shall stop his work Amen
  • Winnie
    Jonathan s love for his friend is a reminder of how we should love others as Christ loves us you can almost feel his love and concern as he seeks to protect David putting his own life in Danger This is a beautiful chapter
  • Terry
    I don't know why God sent an evil spirit to Saul, but I know that God has given us free will to choose whether we want to do good or evil, Saul chose to do evil. Saul always knew when he was being disobedient to the Lord, but he thought he would be helping himself anyway.
  • Rosalina
    (This is my response to Frida's comment dated 9/13/2013 at 7:32am on 1 Samuel Chapter 19 about verse 9):

    The evil spirit comes from the Lord because God said in Isaiah 45:7, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things". BUT, never misinterpret this verse thinking that evil is good since God created it because there is a curse when you do that as it is written in Isaiah 5:20, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!".
  • Sue Adams
    trust in God and He will take care of you
  • Matthew Uche
    1 Samuel 19 shows vividly the law of partnership:
    David partnership with Jonathan Enables Him to Endure.
    No leader succeeds on his own- not even a great leader whom God called "a man after My own heart" (Acts 13:22), and "the apple of [My] eye" (Psalms 17:8). Even David needed his Jonathan.
    In the dark days when he scrambled from cave to cave to escape the murderous threats of King Saul, David turned to his friend, Jonathan, for strength and encouragement. At great risk to himself, Jonathan warned David and told him to hide out for a time (1 Samuel 19:2).
    Jonathan, hoping to pacify his father and reconcile the king to his friend, spoke well of David. And for a short while Saul relented, promising that David would not die by his hand.

    Soon the old animosities reaserted themselves, however, and Jonathan once again risked his life to help his dear friend (20:30-33). Even though he knew that God had chosen David-and not him-to rule Israel, Jonathan remained faithful to his comrade until the very end of his life. One verse in particular describes Jonathan's invaluable ministry to David: "Then Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David in the woods and srengthened his hand in God" (23:16).

    Do you have someone who "strengthens your hand in God"? All leaders need loyal friends who can help them to persevere through the tough times.

    The book of Proverbs 18:10 says; The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. KJV

    Jesus is Lord!

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