The Study Bookmark for 1 Samuel: [ view sample ] 1 per page [ pdf ] 4 per page [ pdf ] Introduction. In 1 Samuel 15:27-28, the prophet Samuel rebuked Saul for his hard-hearted disobedience to God. Earlier, in 1 Sam. Summary . 2 Once Saul was back from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, 'David is now in the desert of En-Gedi.' Israel’s next judge, Samuel, is born to Hannah, a previously barren woman. V. Comment Chapter 24 relates how David convinces Saul of his innocence. Introduction. 3. Saul accepts David’s plea and acknowledges David’s role as future king 23. 1-4. Having, as it should seem, got the victory over them, and driven them out of his country, and pursued them to their own. David pleads his case 17-22. 24:4, David’s men stated that they understood Saul’s presence in the cave to … 1 Samuel 17 • When Giants Collide 1 Samuel 18 • The Greater Test of Faith. . 24:15). David"s goodness to two fools chs24-26". In summary, then, David’s confrontation of Saul was really a rebuke, which is why he cited the Lord’s judgment between he and Saul (cf. David spares Saul’s life 9-16. Saul’s Life To Date. chapters24-26 form a discrete literary unit within1Samuel. In his distress, Saul tried to keep Samuel from leaving, and grabbed his robe, and a … 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to … 1 Samuel 24 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Saul unknowingly enters David’s cave 5-8. Anne Lamotte said "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." ii. . To be human is to have enemies. Hannah gives Samuel to Israel’s chief priest, Eli, to be raised as a Nazirite. 1 Samuel 24:1 "And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David [is] in the wilderness of En-gedi." 1 Sam. Saul and David part ways. Scriptures: 1 Samuel 24:1–22. The priesthood in Israel is in a general state of decline, and Eli’s sons are disobeying God’s laws. Verses 1-22. We either know people we have a hard time loving, or we know people who have a hard time loving us, or both. 1 From there David went up and installed himself in the strongholds of En-Gedi. Saul and David are contrasts of a person whose spiritual walk is declining versus one on the incline. David’s men (1 Samuel 24:4), much like Saul (1 Samuel 23:7), discern God’s will on the basis of favorable circumstances: God gives them the opportunity to kill Saul, and thus it must be God’s will for them to do so. David discerns God’s will on principle. 1 Samuel 24 (King James Version) 1 And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.