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1 Samuel 23 - AMP

2 So David inquired of the Lord, Shall I go and attack these Philistines? And the Lord said to David, Go, smite the Philistines and save Keilah. 3 David's men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more, then, if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines? 4 Then David inquired of the Lord again. And the Lord answered him, Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will deliver the Philistines into your hand. 5 So David and his men went to Keilah and fought the Philistines with a great slaughter and brought away their cattle. So David delivered the people of Keilah. 6 When Abiathar son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, he came with an ephod in his hand. 7 Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand, for he is shut in by going into a town that has gates and bars. 8 Saul summoned all the men for war, to go to Keilah to besiege David and his men. 9 David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod here. 10 Then David said, O Lord, the God of Israel, Your servant has surely heard that Saul intends to come and destroy the city of Keilah on my account. 11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as Your servant has heard? O Lord, God of Israel, I beseech You, tell Your servant. And the Lord said, He will come down. 12 Then David asked, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into Saul's hand? The Lord said, They will deliver you up. 13 Then David and his men, about 600, arose and left Keilah, going wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up going there. 14 David remained in the wilderness strongholds in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hands. 15 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the Wilderness of Ziph in the wood . 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went into the wood to David and strengthened his hand in God. 17 He said to him, Fear not; the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father knows that too. 18 And the two of them made a covenant before the Lord. And David remained in the wood , and Jonathan went to his house. 19 Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strongholds in the wood , on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon? 20 Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down, and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hands. 21 And Saul said, The Lord bless you, for you have compassion on me. 22 Go, make yet more sure; and know and see where his haunt is and who has seen him there; for I am told he deals very craftily. 23 See and take note of all his hiding places and come back to me with the certain facts, and I will go with you. If he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah. 24 So they arose and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the Wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah south of Jeshimon. 25 Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told; so he went down to the rock in the Wilderness of Maon and stayed. When Saul heard that, he pursued David in the Wilderness of Maon. 26 And Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David made haste to get away for fear of Saul, for Saul and his men were surrounding and his men to capture them. 27 But a messenger came to Saul, saying, Make haste and come, for the Philistines have made a raid on the land. 28 So Saul returned from pursuing David and went against the Philistines. So they called that place the Rock of Escape. 29 David went up from there and dwelt in the strongholds of En-gedi.

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The Friendship That Matters
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jun, 2016
Summary: The marks of a godly friendship is wholehearted commitment, unwavering support and spiritual encouragement.
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Seek God
Shared by: Christian Cheong on May, 2016
Summary: We see David's motivation, his determination to seek God and his willingness to obey.
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David: A Man After God's Own Heart
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jan, 2016
Summary: Because David was a man after God’s own heart, his life is an example for us to follow.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-23:17
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,287
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Pursued By Evil Forces
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jul, 2015
Summary: Believers of God will be pursued by worldly forces but God will provide help and a way of escape!
Series: 1 Samuel
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Making Decisions?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jul, 2015
Summary: What should we do first before making decisions?
Series: 1 Samuel
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Shared by: David Rigg on Jun, 2014
Summary: Have you ever found yourself in a no win situation? Have you ever thought there was no way out? Today's sermon in the Life of David series tells us how he handled such a siuation.
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The eighteen similarities between David and Goliath and Jesus and Satan
Shared by: Kim Oliver on Jun, 2014
Summary: The eighteen similarities between David and Goliath and Jesus and Satan
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-12
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 3,635
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Between A Rock And a Hard Place Outline
Shared by: Bennett T Cortez on Jan, 2014
Summary: God deliver the City of Keilah and David from the hands of Saul and the Philistines.
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Shared by: Bennett T Cortez on Nov, 2013
Summary: I want to share with you how to survive great difficulty by following three lesson from David’s life concerning, God’s answer, God’s counsel, God’s protection, and God’s refuge, and if we apply these lesson to our lives we can live a victorious life..
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,549
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What Does Obedience Look Like?
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Sep, 2013
Summary: Before Victory comes Obedience... but just what does Obedience look like?
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,560
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"A Friend in Need and a Friend Indeed”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jul, 2013
Summary: Jonathon demonstrates how we might be a friend indeed to a friend who is in need.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,041
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On a dim lit road
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2013
Summary: As long as you have a ‘priest and an ephod’, you don’t need to have a blue print of your life. Are you hearing me friends? God is your compass and your road map!
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Friend of Grace: Jonathan
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a friend of a powerful, influential person? Has it changed your life for the better? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that Knowledge (Jonathan) encourages, befriended, loved and supported Grace
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 372
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GOD Protects Us And We Dont Know It
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you grateful to GOD in all things? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To develop the attitude of gratitude in us. IV. TEXT: 1 Samuel 23:14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) David now stayed in
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God's will
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2012
Summary: Knowing God's will is an important learning for every child of God. Walking in flesh, self and pride is of the flesh but walking closely behind Him is the way of God.
Series: God'w will
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 615
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Friendship: A Lesson From Belly Buttons
Shared by: Ken Pell on Jun, 2012
Summary: Our navel is a constant reminder that we all started life connected to another human being; many many of us spend all of our lives trying to get reconnected to someone.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:14-18
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,908
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Security-Part 2- Physical
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Feb, 2012
Summary: To praise God who protects our lives from dangers coming from the front and even behind...
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:19-28
Denomination: *other
Views: 702
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Es tiempo de asumir tu condición de ganador.
Shared by: Moises Riffo on Jul, 2009
Summary: Los cristianos tenemos que asumir la actitud de hijos de Dios y no de victimas del diablo
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,852
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How do we “Inquire of the Lord?”
Shared by: Mike Wilkins on Nov, 2008
Summary: David inquired of the Lord for his big decisions; how do we do that?
Series: David
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 21,213
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We Pursue Only What Has Possessed Us
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Jan, 2008
Summary: Getting close to Him.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:14-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,179
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Protecting the Threshingfloor
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Dec, 2007
Summary: Threshingfloor is a place of hope, work seperatino.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,184
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The Need for Encouragement
Shared by: Carl Allen on Dec, 2007
Summary: Everyone needs a pat on the back from time to time, but we are also to be the one giving the pat on the back from time to time.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:15-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,123
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The Christian Trump Card
Shared by: Scott Brooks on Nov, 2007
Summary: An exegetical approach to the narrative story of chapter 23 highlighting how Saul throws God’s name around while David simply inquires of God and the results are telling
Series: I Samuel
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Views: 5,482
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What Should I Do?
Shared by: Carl Willis on Feb, 2007
Summary: Many times we move ahead of God or fall behind Him, because we do not listen and follow accordingly. This message looks at David’s inquiry of God’s will for his actions.
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Lord Teach Us To Pray - Part One
Shared by: J. Yeargin on Nov, 2006
Summary: David’s life is an example for all of us not just with his experiences in life, but (as well) his experiences in prayer. If there was anyone in the Bible who really understood the ups and downs of prayer it had to have been David.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:2
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,908
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David--The Fear of Death
Shared by: Cameron McDonlad on Feb, 2004
Summary: Glimpses in the life of David to see how he handled brushes with death.
Series: Fear Factor
based on 8 ratings
Views: 2,267
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Examples of True Friendship
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Dec, 2003
Summary: Lessons on friendship from the life of David
based on 114 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:1-23:18
Views: 10,497
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"From Seasons of Drought To Blessings of Renewal"
Shared by: Dennis Deese on Aug, 2002
Summary: There is nothing like coming out of spiritual drought and entering into the blessing of renewal. It seems that practically every area of life has its seasons of drought - our jobs, marriages, families, churches etc. (One thing you will find in common wit
based on 64 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:2-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,866
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Is God's Love a Choice?
Shared by: Stephen Schwartz on Dec, 2001
Summary: We must recognize two essential facts, God’s providence and man’s free election.
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,245
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Give Me Victory or Give Me Death
Shared by: William Noel on Aug, 2001
Summary: Three examples of fervency in serving God
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 23:8-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,327