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1 Samuel 18 - AMP

2 Saul took David that day and would not let him return to his father's house. 3 Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own life. 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow, and his girdle. 5 And David went out wherever Saul sent him, and he prospered and behaved himself wisely; and Saul set him over the men of war. And it was satisfactory both to the people and to Saul's servants. 6 As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the Israelite towns, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with timbrels, songs of joy, and instruments of music. 7 And the women responded as they laughed and frolicked, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. 8 And Saul was very angry, for the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed only thousands. What more can he have but the kingdom? 9 And Saul eyed David from that day forward. 10 The next day an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in his house, while David played with his hand, as at other times; and there was a javelin in Saul's hand. 11 And Saul cast the javelin, for he thought, I will pin David to the wall. And David evaded him twice. 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. 13 So Saul removed David from him and made him his commander over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. 14 David acted wisely in all his ways and succeeded, and the Lord was with him. 15 When Saul saw how capable and successful David was, he stood in awe of him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them. 17 Saul said to David, My elder daughter Merab I will give you as wife; only serve me courageously and fight the Lord's battles. For Saul thought, Let not my hand, but the Philistines' hand, be upon him. 18 David said to Saul, Who am I, and what is my life or my father's family in Israel, that I should be the king's son-in-law? 19 But at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as wife. 20 Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and it pleased him. 21 Saul thought, I will give her to him that she may be a snare to him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. So Saul said to David a second time, You shall now be my son-in-law. 22 And Saul commanded his servants to speak to David privately and say, The king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now then, become son-in-law. 23 Saul's servants told those words to David. David said, Does it seem to you a light thing to be a king's son-in-law, seeing I am a poor man and lightly esteemed? 24 And the servants of Saul told him what David said. 25 Saul said, Say this to David, The king wants no dowry but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to avenge himself of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the Philistines' hands. 26 When his servants told David these words, it pleased well to become the king's son-in-law. Before the days expired, 27 David went, he and his men, and slew two hundred Philistine men, and brought their foreskins and gave them in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter as wife. 28 When Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David and that Michal daughter loved him, 29 Saul was still more afraid of David; and Saul became David's constant enemy. 30 Then the Philistine princes came out to battle, and when they did so, David had more success and behaved himself more wisely than all Saul's servants, so that his name was very dear and highly esteemed.

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Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
True Friends
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
Summary: How David and Jonathan lived for each other
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: Michal represents many church women who are hurting, misunderstood and rejected. They have been disappointed, abused, misused, refused, hurt, stepped on and are hurting inside. Many people do not look at that side. Let see them on this Mother's Day.
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: God could have bypassed all protocols and land David in the Palace, but that would be suicidal for David. He had to learn the language of protocol and statecraft. He had to learn how to deal with pressures of success and pass - women, power, wealth.
Joshua A. Muncy avatar
The Spirit of Saul
Shared by: Joshua A. Muncy on Aug, 2016
Summary: The Spirit of Saul is one of the many spirits coming against the church today. This message tells how to identify, confront, and demolish this spirit before it destroys a church.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Views: 967
Wayne Lawson avatar
Tips on Dodging Javelins
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Aug, 2016
Summary: As God elevates us to different levels of ministry, there are things we need to understand and look out for that have the potential to harm and kill a ministry if we are not aware.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,743
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Dealing With Spear Throwers
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Jul, 2016
Summary: Recently had to deal with a bitter root that showed up in church. I had been reading Tale of 3 Kings just prior. Decided to speak about the Saul in me, rather than the Saul in others.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,800
Christian Cheong avatar
Envy Destroy
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Apr, 2016
Summary: Don't let envy ruin your life. Celebrate the success of others. Be grateful for what God has given you.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:5-16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 499
Paul Basehore avatar
Love: The Four Types of Love
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Feb, 2016
Summary: Of the four types of love, only one can be chosen -- Agape. God did this intentionally because Agape is the most powerful, and echoes the love He has for us.
Series: The L Word
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Stewards of Children and Creation
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Church cannot be expected to change position on the evil of murder.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-19:7
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 161
Steve Ely avatar
Body Functions - Pt. 1 - Covenant
Shared by: Steve Ely on Nov, 2015
Summary: Exactly like our physical body our spiritual body consists of individuals and relationships carrying out specific functions! Our survival depends on our ability to maintain and at times restore our internal environment.
Mark Aarssen avatar
A Common Enemy a Shared Battle
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Nov, 2015
Summary: Saints let us not take up arms against earthly nations but rather let us fight the unseen enemies who hide behind the nations of the world. We are in a spiritual battle Saints not a temporal one.
Rev. Clarence Eisberg avatar
The Game of Thrones- Israel’s Experience with Human Kings”
Shared by: Rev. Clarence Eisberg on Oct, 2015
Summary: King Saul has been consumed by jealousy over David’s popularity. This jealousy turned to hatred fueling his desire to kill David. Jonathan had to choose loyalty to his Father, or his best friend David.
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 292
Paul Clemente avatar
Saul Compared To David
Shared by: Paul Clemente on May, 2015
Summary: Learn from choices taken by Saul and David.
Series: 1 Samuel
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:5-30
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 682
Paul Clemente avatar
Faith Partners
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Apr, 2015
Summary: Let us learn from the relationship of David and Jonathan
Series: 1 Samuel
Davon Huss avatar
Covenant Characteristics
Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2015
Summary: Sharing 5 characteristics of a covenant relationship (Material adapted from Gary Chapman's book, Covenant Marriage; chapter 2 Covenant Marriages, pgs. 13- 24)
Series: Family 2015
Philip Harrelson avatar
Entering the Badlands
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Apr, 2014
Summary: The fourth message in my series on David. This speaks to the times that we are having to navigate through the most difficult times of life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 541
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Value of a True Friend
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Apr, 2014
Summary: The fifth message in the series on the life of David. This one deals with the friendship he had with Jonathon.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,227
Philip Harrelson avatar
Michal's Tragic Life of Wasted Devotion
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Apr, 2014
Summary: This is the sixth message in the series on the life of David.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:17-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 865
Jerry Flury avatar
Characteristics of a True Friend
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Apr, 2014
Summary: True friendship is a gift of God, and a person who has a true friend should be thankful and appreciate that friendship. David and Jonathan are a beautiful picture of what true friendship is. What are the characteristics of a true friend?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,109
David Rigg avatar
After A Big Victory Comes Reality
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2014
Summary: What can happen after we experience a wonderful accomplishment? Like David, we usually come face to face with the realities of life.
David Rigg avatar
Was Michal Really A Bad Wife?
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2014
Summary: This sermon examines the life of Michal and perhaps changes our attitudes toward this woman.
James D. Thornber avatar
The Trouble With Success
Shared by: James D. Thornber on Dec, 2013
Summary: We would like to think that after killing Goliath, David would be well-liked and admired by everyone in Israel. But the problem with success is it brings its own set of difficulties. How we handle these difficulties shows our character vefore God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 945
Craig Benner avatar
Giant Subdued or Giant Slayed?
Shared by: Craig Benner on Aug, 2013
Summary: There are giants out there that will intimidate you and do you much damage. There is a way to eradicate them as well. That must be our goal.
Clay Gentry avatar
Lessons From The Four Views Of David
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Aug, 2013
Summary: An exploration of how others viewed David before and after he killed Goliath and the lessons we can learn.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:1-18:5
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,303
Dave McFadden avatar
“The Blessing and Curse of Success”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jul, 2013
Summary: Saul and David illustrate the differences between true and false success in life.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,034
Spencer Miller avatar
Don't Let Your Haters Get You Down
Shared by: Spencer Miller on Jun, 2013
Summary: It is a great mystery to me; I truly cannot understand how people with Jesus in their hearts can be so hateful and hurtful towards one another? How can they be so impatient and angry at each other? When that should love each other instead.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,516
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2013
Summary: God's hand was on David. The Lord was going to make him into on of the greatest kings in human history, but in order to do that God had to mold & sharpen him. God needed to do His work in order to make His man. The way God breaks & makes His great servant
Series: David
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,711
Christian Cheong avatar
Intimacy: Building Strong Friendships
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Nov, 2012
Summary: Love is the context for intimacy. Commitment is the promise of intimacy, and trust is the anchor and precondition for intimacy.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,363
Apostle Bobby Hogan avatar
Don't Lose Your Praise
Shared by: Apostle Bobby Hogan on Sep, 2011
Summary: One of the greatest weapons we have as a child of God is our praise, the devil knows this to be true and will do everything possible to silence you.
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 25,997
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Story - Sermon 12
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jul, 2011
Summary: Inspired by Frazee and Lucado
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:28-18:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 994