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1 Samuel 20

Read 1 Samuel 20 – Dealing with broken people, especially broken people you love, is a complicated endeavor.  As David confesses his concern to Jonathon, Jonathan denies the need for concern (20:2).  They come up with a plan to determine the king’s motives, David hides, and just before they part, Jonathan says something that pierced my heart.  “May the Lord be with you as he used to be with my father.”  20:13b  Jonathon could plainly see the change in his father.  Saul reveals the ugliness of his rage when he learns that David will not be at the celebration.  He lashes out thoughtlessly, even trying to kill his own son, Jonathon, by throwing a spear at him (20:30-33).  Jonathan and David agree it is best for David to leave town.  Have you ever experienced rage like Sauls?  Your own or a loved ones?  What were the consequences? In hindsight, can you see God’s protection in the chaos? 😡😪👬🙏🏻👭😪😡