Welcome to my Sermon/Devotional blog The Preaching Platform. 1 Samuel 30 - NIV: David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. IT MAKES USE OF APPROPRIATE MEANS. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it, and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. he seems to have forgotten all these, and failed to receive the encouragement which they were adapted to impart. Illustration – Video of young lady who helps a blind man on the street. The case was this. 1. So, if we are focused on ‘Loving God’, we will a) Trust Him completely and b) obey His voice. Another incident in this history we must notice — this victory over these Amalekites was attended with a recovery of all that David had lost. When we become fully aware of our utter helplessness, two courses lie open before us - either to sink into despair or to cast ourselves wholly upon God. 2. III. It is safe no where else. by -, 1. I Samuel 30:10b “….David and four hundred men continued the pursuit.”, As David obeyed, God worked supernaturally. Having fled from King Saul . To make matters worse, some of David’s faithful followers were talking of stoning him (vs 6). The lack of wisdom and power to deliver from distress. 1. See in it the frequent benefit, of affliction to the people of God. It was like ‘being thrown from the frying-pan into the fire’ and David was greatly distressed at the turn of events! Observations: -. I obeyed His voice amidst protests from my parents and many others. Preach on topics including the birth and call of Samuel the prophet, the return of the ark of the covenant to Israel, Israel's demand for … Welcome! "Hope thou in God" (Psalm 42:5; Psalm 9:10; Psalm 124:8). Browse Sermons on 1 Samuel 30. God bless you as you put these thoughts into real-time action. Dear Abby I Samuel 25. shall I overtake them?" Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment. A. His great name (see 1 Samuel 1:3). When they returned to Ziglag they found the city burned and families … It must have been peculiarly painful to David to bear the mutiny of his own men, to witness the selfishness of many of them (ver. The more heavily trouble presses upon men, the more closely should they cling to God, that it may be rightly borne and accomplish its intended moral end. What about showing gratitude to God for all He has done? Verses 1-6. That’s where we find David in 1 Samuel 30:6. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it, 2 and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. 1. What selfishness!! "He encouraged (strengthened) himself," etc. He is not affected by our mutability, our changes do not alter him. "I can," the man says, and in a little time he brings him within sight of their camp. 1 Samuel 30:1-10. His confidence, moreover, was expressed and perfected in -, 4. b. Instead, He trusted God. The object which is sought is providentially discovered (ver. Twice this is mentioned and particularly mentioned. The failure of cherished plans and purposes; the loss of property through robbery by men or accidents by fire or flood, the breakdown of health, the disappointment of long expectation. When we are restless he remains serene and calm; when we are low, selfish, mean, or dispirited he is still the unalterable I AM. FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH, There will always be tragedies in our lives. And thus the affliction of David was a benefit to him — it restored him to his spiritual courage and strength, it led him to seek counsel of the Lord and submit his ways to Him. Job 5:7 - Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.. Sermons from I Samuel 30 The End of the Beginning (I Samuel 31 - II Samuel 1) God Unchanging (1 Samuel 15:29) Music For A Madman (I Samuel 16:14-23) The Heart of A Champion (I Samuel 16:1-13) How to Kill a Giant (1 Samuel 17) How To Kill A Giant (I Samuel 17) The Green-Eyed Monster (I Samuel 18-19) Three Arrows at Sunrise (I Samuel 18-23) He answered — Before God answered more slowly and gradually, 1 Samuel 23:11-12 ; but now he answers speedily, and fully at once, because the business required haste. 1 Samuel 30 English Standard Version (ESV) David's Wives Are Captured. He would have remembered the many times these men had battled for him. 1. 20). The Life of David. A few days after David's own people were about to stone him on the ruins of Ziklag the royal crown was laid at his feet. But from God’s point of view, this … (It must be noted that King Saul died in the ensuing battle which meant that David might have been held accountable for Saul’s death if had he been involved in any way in the fighting). He knew their inability to help this time was only due to sheer exhaustion. 5. But, if we truly love God, we will listen to and obey only His gentle voice; the voice of our Shepherd. Someone said,‘Being at your wit’s end, doesn’t mean being at your faith’s end! But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God (ver. 30 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. Directing the thoughts toward God, the ever-present, invisible, eternal Protector of his servants, and stirring up the heart to renewed trust in him. My name is Palitha Jayasooriya and I am a Pastor from Sri Lanka. In 1 Samuel 30:8a we find that “David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? I Samuel 27-30. However, as I was praying, God spoke to me, asking me to leave hospital and to trust Him for healing. Should walk before me — That is, minister unto me as high-priest. Confidence In God . The chief purpose of chastisement is to bring men to God in humility, penitence, submission, and trust, and prepare them for future service and exaltation. The falling away of friends; their unreasonable anger and bitter reproaches. In my twenties I had to spend 25 days in hospital due to a serious spinal problem. The Strange Case of the Missing Spear I Samuel 26. Look ones more to chap. They now faced the difficult predicament of having to fight as part of the Philistine army against their own Israeli brothers (28:1-2). Will not his old fears now return? There is an hour coming when God will let us see that He has taken good care of all that is ours as well as of us, such care as we had scarcely thought of. As the men returned home after overcoming David’s distressing situation, as an act of gratitude, David sent some of the bounty to the elders of Judah who had been good to him and provided for him, during his escape from King Saul. David had arrived right on time to defeat the drunken, partying Amalekites; to save the wives and children, and to carry off a great bounty (vs 16-20). David took three days to return from Aphek ( 1 Samuel 29:11) to Ziklag.The Amalekites, whom David had previously raided ( 1 Samuel 27:8), took advantage of the Philistines" and David"s absence to retaliate in the Negev and on Ziklag.They plundered both Philistine and Judahite territory ( 1 Samuel 30:16). Paul J. Bucknell 1 Samuel 29 Handling Moral Dilemmas | 1 Samuel 30 Handling Difficult Testings 1 Samuel 29-30 Audio Podcast. O, how God sometimes glorifies his grace in our world! I Samuel 30:26 “When David arrived in Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, “Here is a present for you….”. The same thing is often occasioned in others by means of -. 1 Samuel 2:30. Introduction: As the background to the story in this chapter, David and his band of 600 warriors had been living in a town called Ziklag in Philistine territory, under King Achish (27:1-7). 1 Outline . Share. Belshazzar revelled joyously and fearlessly in the banquet he had made; but "in that night," the very night of his festivity, "was Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldeans, slain." To their horror however, the Amalekites had attacked Ziklag, ransacked and set fire to the city and kidnapped their wives and children (30:1-3). Anything will serve the Lord when the Lord has to overthrow his enemies or help His people, He needs not move heaven or earth, he needs not create powerful instruments to do it; anything in his mighty hand will do it — a castaway thing, a despised, abandoned thing. But look now at David in a third situation — AT THE CAMP OF THE AMALEKITES. Sermon by Tony Hobbs – 23rd November 2014. 2. Relieved I’m sure by God’s intervention, David’s men marched home to Ziklag for three days, hoping most probably to rest and relax with their families. Categories David, First Samuel, King, Sovereignty, Suffering, Uncategorized • Tags 1 Samuel 30, Biblical Theology, David the Righteous King, Sermon, Typology Post navigation Previous Sermon: God Has a Plan 1 Samuel 29 If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. God never disappoints the confidence of his children, but fulfils his promises to them more richly than they dare to hope. ... Sermon Topics. 4. 1. To the natural eye, things couldn’t get any worse. 1 Samuel 29-30 The Bible Teaching Commentary. CHAPTER 30. 9, 10), and cooperating toward the fulfilment of his promise. (16-20) David's distribution of the spoil. David"s crisis and his response30:1-6. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. Verse 31 tells us that David and his men had roamed in their territories, but they had not betrayed him to Saul. II. They were unable to do battle in that condition and David understood that. Who has helped you through life’s distressing situations and what gratitude have you shown? Despondency led him to flee from difficulty and danger, but faith and hope incited him to go into their midst, and made him "as bold as a lion." We shall see that he met in it with discouragement and also encouragement, a mixture of both. IT IS CROWNED WITH COMPLETE SUCCESS. IT SPRINGS OUT OF CONSCIOUS HELPLESSNESS. "Peace and safely" are fearful words in a pleasure taking, prosperous man's mouth; then often "sudden destruction cometh, and he shall not escape." That which has been lost is recovered (ver. Obeying the will of the Lord (vers. Will you do something today to show gratitude to them? Sudden and severe bereavement; wife and children, it may be, taken away with a stroke. 6). (One can only imagine what dreadful things might have happened to the women and children after the drunken party, if David and his men had not found the camp!!). 3. "What time I am afraid," not, in a quiet hour, no, in a fearful hour — "what time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.". Weary people are all around us with their heads hanging low. David's affliction restored him also to a holy caution and self-distrust. At the Besor Ravine, 200 of David’s men were too exhausted to travel anymore. He abandons him, leaves him in a field to die. Let’s now look at what this story tells us about ‘Loving Others’. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Samuel 30:1-8. Radio Streams. Tomorrow they may be in other hands, and he in another world. 1. And was now aligned with the Philistines . 22), and to learn what little confidence could be put in man (Psalm 146:3). David didn’t realize then that the process by which King Saul’s crown and throne was to be transferred to him was very near! As we battle distressing situations, it is vitally important that we learn to trust Jesus fully as he is more than able to guide and help us to final victory! Here is this same David, the frightened runaway, calm and fearless, and where? "I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. THE CONTEXT OF 1 SAMUEL 30:1-6. SermonAudio.com - 1 Samuel 30 Sermons. RayFowler.org is a place to discuss various issues relating to God and life. ", IV. 'Let all hopeIn thee,' so spake his anthem, 'who have knownThy name'" (Dante, 'Par.' II. As God is all-sufficient to furnish us with all necessaries, so infinite in power, wisdom, goodness to help us against all evils feared or felt" (R. Harris). The wickedness of the wicked is mercifully restrained (ver. ), 2. 1 Samuel • Sermon • Submitted ... Transcript. Our theme for this year is ‘Loving God; Loving People’ and I would like to share 4 points in this sermon with 2 of those points dealing with ‘Loving God’ and the other 2 dealing with ‘Loving People’. In His people's case, the Lord turns even these bitter things to a blessed account. Shall we not see him halting and hesitating and perhaps turning back? 4. "The mistake we make is to look for a source of consolation in ourselves; self-contemplation instead of gazing upon God. But David would have none of it!! He was left almost alone. David from a place of having it all had fallen into a place where everything was lost. There will always be a right way and a wrong way to handle tragedy. Feel free to hit the comments button on … Purpose: 1 Samuel shows us what to do when we feel like giving up! His very judgments become mercies. When good men transgress they must expect to be "chastened of the Lord," and wicked men are sometimes used as a rod for the purpose. 11). They don’t know where to turn to or what to do because They are broken. Print page. "The free expressions of his goodness and beneficence," the unchangeable assurances of his almighty help in time of need. Note: In contrast to David who sought guidance from God alone, we sadly find in 1 Samuel 28:7, that Saul chose to inquire from a medium (A witch), with disastrous consequences. "We will go and plunder Ziklag," they say; He lets them go, and while they are accomplishing their ends, He makes them accomplish His; He overrules their plundering incursion to bring back the wandering David to Himself. 10) -. (Psalm 118:6; Psalm 121:1). 1 Samuel 30:1-31: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. 3. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. 2. But it’s at this moment of utter despair and gloom that we read one of the most encouraging sentences in all the Bible. In the exercise of "the same spirit of faith" others "out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens" (Hebrews 11:34). Now when did this happen? I concluded my previous sermonsaying it doesn’t matter how fast we run from the truth because the truth will catch up to us one day. B. Dale . 1. To Eli himself, or to his father, when the priesthood was translated from Eleazar’s to Ithamar’s family. So, in ‘Loving Others’, let’s strive to a) Stand with the weary and b) Show gratitude to those who have helped us. And the reason is at hand: God is the God of all consolation, the spring of comfort; if any water, it is in the sea; if any light, it is in the sun; if any comfort, it is in God - there it rests, there it is when nowhere else. "Hope, said I,Is of the joy to come a sure expectance,The effect of grace Divine and merit preceding.This light from many a star visits my heart;But flow'd to me, the first, from him who sangThe songs of the Supreme; himself supremeAmong his tuneful brethren. Devotional : Surrounded by God’s Protection, Sermon: The Christmas Light that Brings Hope, God’s Restoration of the Lost Years : Sermon, Devotional: A Heart of Thankfulness (Thanks Giving), Sermon : Four Steps to Win the Battle Over Worry (Matthew 6:25-34), Devotional : Building a City on Prayer – Part 3. David and his men returned to Ziklag, which was a town located by the Negev. Handout. Is there a man here whose chief joy is in the spoil he has taken? Scripture: 1 Samuel 30:1-27. Your path will not be a uniform one. 1. And mark — it was the great spoil these Amalekites had taken which so rejoiced them. And let me say that in your journey go heaven, or in setting about any good work on that journey, you must calculate on meeting with both these things, with both discouragements and encouragements. This is what the Scripture means by acknowledging God in our ways. Three Arrows at Sunrise I Samuel 18-23. He seeks now counsel of the Lord. "Jesus Christ is the same yester... INTRODUCTION The last two lines say. 6. 1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;. He was not therefore indulging his own revenge, but obeying the Lord's command, in smiting them. What God is in himself, not what we may chance to feel him in this or that moment to be, that is our hope" (Robertson). David, we read, smote these Amalekites, smote them from the twilight, of one day even unto the evening of the next. But how will this operate on David? David stood with the ‘weary ones’ and gave them an equal share. In the Presence of My Enemies I Samuel 23. When David formerly fell into despondency (ch. 6. 17 says, were four hundred, and they are spoken of as a remnant, a small part of the whole. So gracious is our God, that he considers even the degree of our necessities, and accommodates himself to them. 3. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. ", 3. 30 David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. I’d rather have one blossom nowThan a truckload when I’m dead! We should have expected him to have done this before in his fear when he fled into the land of the Philistines, or when he followed the army of Achish against Israel, but he did not do it. “David sent the plunder as an expression of gratitude to those who had assisted him during his flight from Saul” – NIV Study Bible- page 419. Trouble is a powerful means of bringing sin to remembrance (1 Kings 17:18). Confidence in God began to revive in David when Ziklag was reduced to ashes. 1 Samuel chapter 30 KJV (King James Version) 1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;. No; a man never hesitates or turns back in the path of duty, who is making the Lord his strength. They were a nation condemned by God to be exterminated in consequence of their determined hatred to Him and His people. 17). David Destroys the Amalekites. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 30:6 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF IN THE LORD" Intro. SermonAudio.com - 1 Samuel 30 Sermons. 27.) David's encouragement. Doing Things God’s Way – 1 Samuel 30:1-31 (David fights the Amalekites) The Bitter End – 1 Samuel 31:1-13 (Saul takes his life) About RayFowler.org. There is a servant of His to be chastened; they shall be the rod in His hand to chasten him. You remember who these men were. However, when David and his men returned with their plunder after the victory, some of the men refused to share the bounty with the 200 who had stayed behind (vs 21-22). 1 Samuel 30:6b says, “But David found strength in the Lord his God”. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. 1 Samuel 30:1-5.THE AMALEKITES SPOIL ZIKLAG. The Long Road Home I Samuel 30. In this instance it did immediately two things for David. 1 Samuel 30:8b says, “Pursue them” He (God) answered. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way. Ever feel like giving up? The discouragement he encountered at the outset. In a situation of the utmost distress and danger; with his home burnt, his family in the hands of his enemies, and with six hundred half frantic men around him threatening to take his life. "When David could not comfort him self in his wives, nor his children, nor his goods, nor in anything under the sun, he could in something above the sun. David know this. 1 Samuel Chapter 30 Summary. In obedience to God’s clear word, David began an exciting rescue mission taking his 600 men with him. "David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? It is a region in the south of the Kingdom of Judah. Three days afterwards David's men come up and find him: they kindly give him food and restore him. The enemy is completely defeated (ver. Chapter 30 of first Samuel begins with a bit of drama. He was thereby further strengthened. a. His faithful promises. SERMONS ON 1 SAMUEL. How To Behave in a Cave I Samuel 24. The difference in the effects of calamity upon men (as upon Saul and David) manifests the difference of their character. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire 2 and taken captive the women and all [] who were in it, both small and great. 2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. As David inquired of the Lord, God responded to his trust with a powerful message. In that vast land, He led them miraculously to an Egyptian slave who had been a part of the raiding party and was now at death’s door (Read 30: 11-15). 25. Let’s first look at the 2 points about ‘Loving God’. Let me begin this sermon on God's restora... We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. So does He love His people, that He cannot even smite them without blessing them. The poem, ‘Bring me all your Flowers’ shows us that it’s far better to send flowers to people while they are alive and with us, rather than after they have died and left us! The upbraiding of conscience for past sin. It has respect to -. The health we have lost in His service, the property we may have expended in His cause, the earthly gain or earthly love or honour we have sacrificed for His cake — we shall hear of them again in heaven. Faith strengthens the soul by uniting it to God and making it partaker of his strength. Of course, this act would also ensure future political support from the elders as well. In fact, since they would have slowed down David’s pursuit, he  allowed them to stay behind and possibly guard the supplies. IT LAYS HOLD OF ALL-SUFFICIENT HELP. (vers. He rebukes them gently (vs 23) and makes a new decree for the Israel army that said; I Samuel 30:24 “…The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. the acquisitions he has made? Sermon outline – The Life of David (1 Samuel 30:1-31) Posted on November 24, 2014 by Admin. He can fall down without a blow. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.”. David's discouragement was the loss of two hundred men, apparently a formidable loss; it turned out nothing. Let us now look at David in another situation — ON HIS WAY TO THE AMALEKITES. Are you willing to help such a weary person today? Their destruction was complete or nearly so. It came from one man. The threatening of danger; the presence of "the king of terrors" (Job 18:14). But observe — though these men were God's enemies, He had just before employed them in His work. That the latter may be taken trial is sent; it is taken by him whose heart is in the main right with God, and it is never taken in vain. 1 Samuel 30:1-31 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. 1. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. He sought him as he had not done on the previous occasion; sought him in a right spirit, and therefore (unlike Saul) received an answer: - "Pursue, for thou shalt surely overtake and deliver." (This is an edited version of a  sermon preached at the People’s Church on Sunday, 22nd January 2017. The Philistines were preparing to battle King Saul, and David and his men had gone to join with the Philistines . By the help obtained of God fear is removed, strength renewed, and confidence inspired (ver. We may be tempted to obey many other voices as we battle distressing challenges like David’s distressing situation. I. I Samuel 30:10a “For two hundred men were too exhausted….”. Our sermon ideas on 1 Samuel will help you preach a powerful message on the beginnings of earthly kingship. Ziklag spoiled by the Amalekites. 9). However at the Besor Ravine, 200 of those men stayed behind, while the balance 400 continued on the trail of the raiding Amalekites. (This sermon was preached at our Carol Service on 1... A Short Devotional: 1 Samuel 30 – David in Victory Again A. David’s distress. 1 Samuel 30 . - D. I. DAVID IN HIS DISTRESS. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?". It was a severely distressing time for me and eventually, the Doctors told me that surgery was needed on my spine to put things rights. 2. Take It Back - 1 Samuel 30:1-8, 18, 19 - Reese $5.99 Assets and Liabilities - 2 Timohty 1:17 & Hebrews 12:1 - Alfondia Reese, III $5.99 There's a Stranger in my House - 1 Samuel 1:1-6, 9-11, 20 - … One of the Amalekites in going from Ziklag, had a slave ill, an Egyptian. It may be through a call, a visit, a letter, a gift or any novel idea that springs up! Thus we find David, in Psalm, of coupling together mercy and judgment, and saying He will rejoice in both and sing of both. See here what man is; see what even a servant of God is, when left to himself. 5. It is not only we who are safe in God's hands if we are his, all that belongs to us is safe there. This would have needed a lot of diplomacy and skill; maybe even force, and would most probably have taken up much precious time; time that the raiders could have used to their advantage, to get to safety. 3. It caught up with David also when the Amalekites attacked Ziklag, burned it to the ground and took the women and children captive. You will say, "Doubtless when Saul was close behind him ready to take his life;" but no; it was at, a time when it seemed least likely to happen — when David had humbled Saul to the dust by his magnanimity. Introduction: Last week we completed chapters 29 & 30 in which David and his 600 men were sent away from the battle with the Israelites and back to Ziklag by King Achish. David says in his heart, "I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul," and there goes the once bold champion of Israel, timid and crouching, to seek the protection of a heathen king. Not quite a P.O.… 1 SAMUEL 30. Here, you observe, was help for David from one who could not help himself; and, as it turned out, effectual help; and help, observe, too, from the very host of his enemies. They discovered that Ziklag had been burned and their wives and children taken away as captives by the Amalekites. It was a horror story happening right before their eyes and they couldn’t bear the shattering pain. SA Radio Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Samuel 30. Businessmen, diplomats, teachers, missionaries, and others were confined all together in substandard quarters. 4. The Fugitive I Samuel 21-22. "And David said to Abiathar," etc. The book is about how confinement affected the lives of those interned in Shantung Compound, an old church encampment hardly suited for the task, when the Japanese overran China during the Second World War and all western foreigners residing in China were interned there. All will share alike.”. Much more than has been expected is gained (ver. After a brief delay and some untoward events by which faith is still further tested (ver.