“Put David to Death”

March 13, 2018

“Put David to Death”

Blessings folk!

Saul dreaded David.
Saul feared David.
So much so, that Saul was willing to use his own daughter, Michal, to entrap and destroy David.

David continued to behave wisely.
More so than all the servants of Saul.
His name was growing in esteem.

1Sa 18:30

Then the commanders of the Philistines went out to battle,
and it happened as often as they went out,
that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul.
So his name was highly esteemed.

This made matters worse.
So much so, Saul now decided to “jump the shark”…

1Sa 19:1

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

Remember, Saul’s servants loved and admired David.
Jonathan loved David with all is heart.
Jonathan and literally abdicated his throne in deference to David.
He greatly delighted in David.
Saul did not know this…yet…?

Now Saul told…ordered…commanded…Jonathan and all his servants (Saul’s servants? Jonathan’s servants?) to kill David.

No beating around the bush here.
All pretense is gone.
The time of subtlety and nuance had past.

Saul wanted David dead.

We see how “tone deaf” Saul was.

He did not know his servants love and respect for David?
He did not know is son’s love for David?

I think he did.

I think he was throwing the gauntlet down.
They were being put in a position of revealing “whose side they were on.”

This is what man without the spirit of the Lord does.
This is what religionists do.

Be not like them.
Be as the Lord.