2 Samuel 1:1-16
How Ambitious Are You?
Why did David ask the same question twice?
(371) But his armor bearer not daring to kill his master, he drew his own sword, and placing himself over against its point, he threw himself upon it; and when he could neither run it through him, nor, by leaning against it, make the sword pass through him, he turned him round, and asked a certain young man that stood by, who he was; and when he understood that he was an Amalekite, he desired him to force the sword through him, because he was not able to do it with his own hands, and thereby to procure him such a death as he desired. (372) This the young man did accordingly; and he took the golden bracelet that was on Saul’s arm, and his royal crown that was on his head, and ran away. And when Saul’s armor bearer saw that he was slain, he killed himself; nor did any of the king’s guards escape, but they all fell upon the mountain called Gilboa.
What do we learn about the lie?
How did the Amalekite get the crown?
But if the Philistines were following hard after King Saul why did they not take his crown and bracelet?
Why did the Amalekite lie?
What does the Bible say about ambition?
“to be fond of honor” (phileo, “to love,” time, “honor”), and so, actuated by this motive, “to strive to bring something to pass”; hence, “to be ambitious, to make it one’s aim,”