Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
1 Samuel 19
Saul Tries to Kill David1 Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan was very fond of David 2 and warned him, "My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning; go into hiding and stay there. 3 I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. I'll speak to him about you and will tell you what I find out."
4 Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly. 5 He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The LORD won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?"
6 Saul listened to Jonathan and took this oath: "As surely as the LORD lives, David will not be put to death."
7 So Jonathan called David and told him the whole conversation. He brought him to Saul, and David was with Saul as before.
Saul still wants to kill David. His son Jonathan loves David, and tries his very best to sooth the tension Saul feels towards David. He explains how all David has done has been for Saul. David has not sinned against the king, so why should the king want him dead?
Saul agrees to not kill David, and David goes back in the service of Saul. Saul had sworn not to kill David, but this would prove to be a temporary oath.
1.Why is Jonathan restraining his Father?
2. If you were David, would you hang around in the field as Jonathan talked to the king?
3. Why would David go back to the palace to be in Saul's service?