Gilbert House Fellowship #350: 1 Samuel 21–24

David flees Saul. Courtesy BibleMapper.com (click to enlarge).

DAVID’S FLIGHT from Saul led both men to take desperate action: David sought refuge among Israel’s mortal enemies, first the Philistines and then the Moabites, while Saul ordered the slaughter of the priests of the tabernacle because they unknowingly helped David escape.

The difference between the two men is highlighted by the incident in a cave at Ein Gedi, a site on the west side of the Dead Sea. David had the opportunity to kill Saul while the king relieved himself, unaware that David and his men were hiding at the back of the cave.

David’s flight continued. Courtesy BibleMapper.com (click to enlarge).

But instead of taking the king by surprise, David only cut off a corner of the king’s robe as proof that Saul had been in David’s power, but he had forbidden his men from lifting a hand against the Lord’s anointed.

As we’ll see in the weeks ahead, Saul’s gratitude to David for sparing his life didn’t last very long.


Get our new app! It’s free and connects you to these studies plus our weekly video programs, SciFriday, Unraveling Revelation, and A View from the Bunker. The app is available for iOS, Android, Roku, and Apple TV. Links to the app stores are at www.gilberthouse.org/app/.

Video on demand of our best teachings! Stream presentations and teachings based on our research at our new video on demand site!

Click here for the complete archive of our New Testament Bible studies to date, and click here for the Old Testament studies to date. Or go to www.spreaker.com/show/gilbert-house-fellowship for all of the audio.

Check out our new online store! www.GilbertHouse.org/store is a virtual book table with books and DVDs related to our weekly Bible study.

During September, we’re offering Derek’s all-too-timely novel The God Conspiracy plus a pair of two-DVD sets of video teachings, Unmasking the Ancient Gods and This is War.

That’s The God Conspiracy plus 12 hours of video, a $120 value for just $35 plus shipping and handling!

JOIN US IN ISRAEL! We will lead our next tour through the Holy Land March 19 – 30, 2023, with an optional three-day extension to Jordan, with visits to Mount Nebo, Wadi Rum, and Petra. For more information, log on to www.SkyWatchinIsrael.com.

Click here for the complete archive of our New Testament Bible studies to date, and click here for the Old Testament studies to date. Or go to www.spreaker.com/show/gilbert-house-fellowship for all of the audio.

1 Comment

  1. It’s such a profound thought that Jesus actually gave thanks that his body would be broken when He gave communion to His disciples.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.