We are blessed to come again to a study of David on the run from king Saul because our Christian life is a struggle of similar attacks. Our foes are monotonous in their relentlessness – and as we carry the treasure of the Word of God in our vessels of clay, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; …” You see, we have this great promise that Gods saints will overcome because they’re strengthened by God’s Word! – So do not lose heart!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons David of Grace (1 Samuel 16:1-13) August 14, 2016 Spirits Working (1 Samuel 16:14-23) August 21, 2016 Testing the Champion (1 Samuel 17:12-30) September 25, 2016 Colossal Fight (1 Samuel 17:41-58) October 16, 2016 Plotting Against the LORD (1 Samuel 18:17-30) October 30, 2016 Peacemaker and Providence (1 Samuel 19:1-10) November 13, 2016 Sovereign Spirit (1 Samuel 19:11-27) November 20, 2016 Fear and Faithfulness (1 Samuel 20:1-23) December 18, 2016 Family or Covenant? (1 Samuel 20:24-42) January 1, 2017 What David Did (1 Samuel 21:1-9) January 15, 2017 Nadir to Apex (1 Samuel 21:10-15) January 22, 2017 What Antichrist Looks Like (1 Samuel 22:6-23)… (read more)
1 Samuel 23:15-29
15 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. 17 And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this.” 18 And the two of them made a covenant before the Lord. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home.
19 Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon? 20 Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand.” 21 And Saul said, “May you be blessed by the Lord, for you have had compassion on me. 22 Go, make yet more sure. Know and see the place where his foot is, and who has seen him there, for it is told me that he is very cunning. 23 See therefore and take note of all the lurking places where he hides, and come back to me with sure information. Then I will go with you. And if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.” 24 And they arose and went to Ziph ahead of Saul.
Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon. 25 And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told, so he went down to the rock and lived in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon. 26 Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David was hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them, 27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.” 28 So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape. 29 And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of Engedi.