1 Samuel 30

Read 1 Samuel 30 – In the adventure of these verses, we really get a glimpse at David’s heart.  He returns with his men to their home in Ziklag. They discover their town burned to the ground by the Amalekites.  All wives and children have been stolen, and everything of value was also taken by the raiders.  Vs. 4 says ‘the men wept until they could weep no more’, and I found this to be so tender, but then David is in danger of being stoned by his men – grief has a violent side that longs to lash out at the injustice of what was taken.  David navigated their rage by turning to the Lord for wisdom (30:6-8).  The LORD assured David of victory, so David and his 600 men set out against the Amalekites.  The pursuit was so aggressive that 200 of the 600 men were too exhausted to cross the brook, and stayed behind.  After victory, when they met up with the 200 again, some of David’s men didn’t want to share all that was recovered, but David reminded them the victory belonged to God (30:23).  He also sent gifts back to Judah, and all the other towns he and his men had visited.  God loves a cheerful giver.😭🤺😊🙏🏻😍💑💰

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