Davids Mighty Men
- Chapter 22 begins twith David hideing in the caves.
- He is learning that the King’s business does not require haste.
- God is schooling and training him.
- Saul who seeks to kill him, he is hunted.
- David is forced to hide in the forests and caves of the earth to escape the king’s wrath.
- David becomes weary during these years of running away from Saul.
- David withdraws to the cave of Adullam, which is a rocky mountain southwest of Jerusalem, in a valley between Philistia and Hebron.
I. DAVIDS MIGHTY MEN - Vs. (1-2)
A. First Group – Those in Distress
- You and I are living in the days of rejection.
- This world rejected Christ.
- Jesus is calling out of this world a people for His name.
- These men were persecuted by Saul.
- Many fled to David and joined up with him.
B. Second Group – Those in debt
- Debt is a cancer that destroys under any circumstance.
- In that day when a man got into debt he could lose his property and he could be sold into slavery.
- Saul was permitting men to become slaves—he was not enforcing the Mosaic Law.
- Sin has made us debtors to God.
- Christ taught His disciples, it says, “Forgive us our debts.”
- God alone can forgive us.
- Forgiveness always rests upon the payment of a debt, and those who were in debt had to flee.
- Jesus paid our sin debt.
- He paid the debt of sin by dying on the Cross.
- He set us free.
- That is what the Lord Jesus Christ did for you and for me.
- If you realize you are a debtor to God and have no means to pay,
- Jesus will pay your sin debt if you are not saved.
- You can flee to Him. What a wonderful privilege that is!
C. Third Group – Those who are dissatisfied - This men were bitter!
- Circumstances of life had soured them.
- Life will make you bitter unless you see the hand of God.
- There is One to whom you can go today.
- He is the Lord Jesus Christ, the rejected King.
- Jesus is fairer than ten thousand· Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink” ·
- As David receives these four hundred men.
- This is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ
- Jesus is calling out of this world a people to His name.
II.DAVIDS DECIISION TO GO TO MOAB? (3–4)
- Another Bethlehem family had done several generations before David.
- Elimelech took his family to Moab during a famine in Israel.
- Ruth was David’s Great Grandmother
- This is the reason the king of Moab grants David's Mother & father safety in Moab.
- David was a sacred man on the run.
- David should not have left Israel
- God would have protected him if he had stayed.
- David’s faith wavered. Christian how is your faith this morning?
III. SAUL SLAYS THE PRIEST OF GOD (5–19)
- It sounds like Saul is developing paranoiac tendencies.
- He has developed a persecution complex.
- Saul discovered Jonathon was not loyal to him.
- Saul is wondering why these men in his cabinet did not tell him this news.
- Does, the Edomite says to Saul, we have met him before
- Doeg was at the tabernacle when David came to see the High Priest
- Saul decides to go after the priest.
- Saul sent for other priests who were in Nob.
- Saul did not listen and commanded his servants to slay the priests. They said no
- Saul would not stop at anything. Saul commanded Doeg to do his dirty work for him.
- Saul commited a serious crime that day.
- Sauls bitterness was terrible.
- We are warned in Hebrews 12:15
- When bitterness gets into the hearts of God’s people, it is an awful thing.
- I have seen it in churches.
What can this sttory teach US?
We must be responabile to God for your actions.
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