Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1 Samuel 30


Berry Girl said...

what a great story, and example of the hand of God protecting David. I love that God did not allow any of their women or children to be lost or killed, and that David was able to recover them ALL.
I also love (as always) David's character here - instead of punishing the men who had stayed behind exhausted, he made sure that EVERYONE got a portion of the spoils. "For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike"v24
What a great man.

and as a side note: "David slaughtered them from the twilight until the evening of the next day"

Prairie Chick said...

"each man was sad and angry because his sons and daughters had been captured, but David found strength in the Lord his God." v6

"None of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode off on their camels." v17 I always find verses like this strange. None of them... except 400. makes me wonder how many times I take things quite literally (none means none) when the idioms of the day might allow for something quite different than what I "hear". I mean, in my talk, 400 and none just don't add up =)