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1 Samuel 27 - AMP

2 So David arose and went over with the 600 men who were with him to Achish son of Maoch, king of Gath. 3 And David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's widow. 4 When it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, he sought for him no more. 5 And David said to Achish, If I have now found favor in your eyes, let me be given a place to dwell in some country town; for why should your servant live in the royal city with you? 6 Then Achish gave David the town of Ziklag that day. Therefore Ziklag belongs to the kings of Judah to this day. 7 The time David dwelt in the Philistines' country was a year and four months. 8 Now David and his men went up and made attacks on the Geshurites, Girzites, and Amalekites . For from of old those nations inhabited the land, as one goes to Shur even to the land of Egypt. 9 And David smote the land and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, oxen, donkeys, camels, and the apparel, and returned to Achish. 10 Achish would ask, Against whom have you made a raid today? And David would reply, How could David be ``a man after His own heart" (I Sam. 13:14) and lie and deceive like that? God hates lying (Prov. 12:22), and those who deal in falsehood and deception are to be excluded from heaven (Rev. 22:15). The truth is that David had gone through such a long period of persecution and threatening circumstances that he had fallen into a bit of mistrust of God Himself. God had sworn to make him king, to rid him of his enemies, to give him a sure house; yet here he was in a panic, concluding that God had forsaken him and that if he was to remain alive he must manage it himself. It was very dishonoring to God. But God was standing by His stricken child, waiting for the moment when he would realize his own utter helplessness and turn in blessed surrender to the almighty arms of Him who had been watching over him all along. That time came at Ziklag, when, in the bitterest hour of his life, we are told, ``But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God" (I Sam. 30:6), truly ``a man after God's own heart."Against the South (Negeb) of Judah, or of the Jerahmeelites, or of the Kenites. 11 And David saved neither man nor woman alive to bring tidings to Gath, thinking, Lest they should say about us, So did David, and so will he do as long as he dwells in the Philistines' country. 12 And Achish believed David, saying, He has made his people Israel utterly abhor him; so he shall be my servant always.

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Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: There is a plague sweeping churches, individuals, governments & nations. It’s not Ebola, Zika or West Nile Virus, cancer, or the flu. It’s called Epidemic of Discouragement. This outbreak is universal, deadly as the most dreaded disease. David faced it.
Christian Cheong avatar
Guard Against Discouragement
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jul, 2016
Summary: Discouragement distorts our perspective and leads us to compromise.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 864
bala samson avatar
David cooling heels at Gath!
Shared by: bala samson on Apr, 2016
Summary: How could David cool his heels in the devil’s waiting room????? I remember two words just now:Fear and Impulsiveness.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 134
Paul Clemente avatar
Bad Decisions?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2015
Summary: How do we end up with bad decisions and how are we to handle them?
Series: 1 Samuel
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-12
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 483
David Rigg avatar
When We Practice To Deceive
Shared by: David Rigg on Jul, 2014
Summary: When we attempt to deceive people we can get ourselves into quite a mess. This sermon from the Life of David tells us what can happen.
Donnie De loney avatar
The Price of Disobedience
Shared by: Donnie De loney on May, 2014
Summary: The story of David and looks at his life as he drifts slowly away from the Lord and His direction for his life.l
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,194
James D. Thornber avatar
How to Throw a Pity Party -- 1 Samuel 27:1-12; 30:1-6
Shared by: James D. Thornber on Mar, 2014
Summary: What will you do when, not if but when, the troubles come? If you do want to throw yourself a good old fashioned pity party – and I’ve met a few people who are experts – let me tell you how to do so.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,493
Charles Cockroft avatar
Victory is Mine!
Shared by: Charles Cockroft on Jul, 2013
Summary: We're not fighting for Victory, we're fighting from Victory, because of what Jesus has already done for us!
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,822
Rick Boyne avatar
Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Nov, 2011
Summary: When we don’t trust God, we can fall into a great depression and do things we wouldn’t ordinarily do.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 496
David Crank avatar
God of the Do-Over
Shared by: David Crank on Sep, 2011
Summary: Stop listening to the damning voice that says you¡¦ve missed your one and only shot or that you¡¦re not good enough. Let¡¦s admit it, quit it and forget it!
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:31
Views: 3,553
Donnie De loney avatar
The Price of Disobedience
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Jan, 2011
Summary: David and his time in Ziklag. How he moved out of touch with God and then realizes his mistake and leaves the enemy terriroty.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:31
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 6,349
Donnie De loney avatar
Cancel Your Ticket to Ziklag
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Dec, 2010
Summary: God will in David's life
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 7,509
Quint Pitts avatar
Haven't Got a Prayer
Shared by: Quint Pitts on Oct, 2009
Summary: A series on the life of David as God makes over his heart to prepare him for his role as King. This sermons focuses on a period of David’s life when he lost his prayer.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:23
Denomination: *other
Views: 879
David Owens avatar
Poor Choices and Difficult Days
Shared by: David Owens on Mar, 2009
Summary: For 16 long months David lives distant from the Lord, but finally our hero turned to the Lord, and God was ready to help him.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:25
Views: 1,374
Philip Harrelson avatar
Have You Made A Road Today?
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Nov, 2008
Summary: Concerning the importance of accomplishing something in the spiritual life everyday.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,161
Neal Gracey avatar
David and Gath
Shared by: Neal Gracey on Sep, 2008
Summary: We need to "take back" Christmas!
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 21:13-27:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,585
Carol Patterson avatar
Having a Spiritual Slump?
Shared by: Carol Patterson on Jun, 2008
Summary: What to do in a "spiritual slump"
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,859
Mark Perryman avatar
The Giant of the Journey
Shared by: Mark Perryman on Jun, 2008
Summary: Facing the Giants in your life over a long period of time.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 906
Terry Jones avatar
Heroes of the Faith Part 1
Shared by: Terry Jones on May, 2008
Summary: At some point in life, every child has a hero they what to grow up to be. How do we become the model’s of Christian maturity and faith that others will want to immolate. Looking into the character of some biblical examples will help you to become a rea
Series: Heroes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:2-27:11
Views: 473
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
The Roads we travel!
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar, 2008
Summary: WE ARE ON A JOURNEY, THERE ARE SEVERAL ROADS WE MUST TAKE. Damascus Road: Awakening! Jerusalem Road: Suffering! Emmaus Road: Fellowship! Gaza Road: Soulwinning!
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,365
T. Michael Crews avatar
A Missing Person Report
Shared by: T. Michael Crews on Dec, 2006
Summary: Exposition of 1 Sam. 27:1-28:2
based on 37 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,029
Joel Vicente avatar
Shared by: Joel Vicente on Feb, 2005
Summary: A study of 1 Samuel 30
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-31:30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,238
David Dailey avatar
breakthrough or breakdown
Shared by: David Dailey on May, 2003
Summary: using spiritural weapons against discouragement so we have breakthrough not break down
based on 55 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1
Views: 6,287
Scott Chambers avatar
Abigail: A Hidden Hero
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Jan, 2003
Summary: A look at those lesser known people of faith.
based on 126 ratings
Views: 10,586
Timothy Smith avatar
When Faith Falters
Shared by: Timothy Smith on Oct, 2002
Summary: David’s spiritual slump can be very helpful to us:encouraging to those of us who have fallen, to see that a great man like David wasn’t immune to failure and also a warning to us of the danger that comes from drifting away from God.
based on 71 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-10
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 6,465
Ovidiu Radulescu avatar
The price of unbelief
Shared by: Ovidiu Radulescu on Sep, 2002
Summary: David: From sheperdess to royalty. Can you believe? Today chased by Saul/Lucifer but tomorow - king. Are you ready?
based on 152 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-29:7
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 5,225
Dennis Deese avatar
"The Danger of Uncontrolled Fear"
Shared by: Dennis Deese on Aug, 2002
Summary: Chapters 27 thorough 29 depict for us the devastating results of a life controlled by fear. Satan uses the emotion of fear as one of his most effective means of hindering progress among the people of God.
based on 65 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-29:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,981
Doug Johnston avatar
In and Out of Depression
Shared by: Doug Johnston on Oct, 2001
Summary: Just as David went into a "funk" of depression while he waited for God, we too need to watch out for periods of depression as we wait for God to work in our lives.
based on 48 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-30:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 698