“Why Then Will You Sin…?”

March 14, 2018

“Why Then Will You Sin…?”

Blessings folk!

Saul commanded Jonathan and his servants to kill David.

Jonathan’s response?

1Sa 19:1-7

Now Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants to put David to death.
But Jonathan, Saul’s son, greatly delighted in David.

So Jonathan told David saying, “Saul my father is seeking to put you to death.
Now therefore, please be on guard in the morning, and stay in a secret place and hide yourself.

“I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are,
and I will speak with my father about you; if I find out anything, then I will tell you.”

Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him,
“Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you,
and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.

“For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine,
and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced.
Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause?”

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

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.


I thought we were to honor the king.
I thought we were to obey all laws, rules, regulations, etc.

This is what many believe.
This is what many are taught.

Such is not true.
In the Old Covenant.
In the New Covenant.

Jonathan did not immediately do what Saul said because Jonathan knew it was wrong.

He told David.
He warned David to be careful…to be on guard…to hide himself until an attempt was made to dissuade Saul.

Jonathan did exactly that.

Jonathan spoke well of David before Saul…to see the response.
He implored his father to not do this sin.
Then he recounted what David had done for king and country.

Had not sinned against them.
Beneficial deeds.
Offered his life before Goliath.
Was the vessel of the Lord’s deliverance of Israel (this reminder rubbed on Saul&hellipWinking

Saul listened.
Saul vowed.
He would not but David to death…”as the Lord lives”.
He meant it.
For the moment…

David was restored to Saul.
David was in the king’s presence as before.

All is well…yet…

The Lord was not with Saul.
The Lord was with David.

More conflict was to come…