“Saul Spear-chucking Again…”

March 15, 2018

“Saul Spear-chucking Again…”

Blessings folk!

Saul, David and Jonathan are together again.


1Sa 19:7-19a
Then Jonathan called David, and Jonathan told him all these words.
And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as formerly.

When there was war again, David went out and fought with the Philistines and defeated them with great slaughter, so that they fled before him.

Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing the harp with his hand.

Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear,
but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence,
so that he stuck the spear into the wall.
And David fled and escaped that night.

Then Saul sent messengers to David’s house to watch him,
in order to put him to death in the morning…

Saul had tried to “spear” David before…twice.

1Sa 18:11
Saul hurled the spear for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.”
But David escaped from his presence twice.

Saul had tried to have David killed before…but he stopped and said he would not do it again.

1Sa 19:6
Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul vowed,
“As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death.”

And now he tries again.

Well, he dreaded David.
He feared David.
He was jealous of David’s military victories…he had another one in this account.

But, the big reason…
The Lord had left Saul.

It is likely that Saul really wanted to not do harm.
He would state so in the flesh.
He would seek to do so in the flesh.
But, when an evil spirit came upon him, he chose the way of evil.

Saul threw the spear, so hard that it stuck into the wall.

David fled and escaped that night.

Saul sent messengers to spy/find David so as to have him killed.

We might think that we can control the flesh, but when evil comes upon us in the flesh, we will do evil things.

The Lord had left Saul.
This is the fruit thereof.

The Lord was with David.
Evil will always seek to extinguish the move/presence of the Lord.