His Words Are Life

1 Samuel 25:12 - 1 Samuel 27:7

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Kelly Mowrer


Series Code: HWAL

Program Code: HWAL000530

00:16 Hello, and welcome to His Words are Life.
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and today we are reading in 1 Samuel,
00:22 chapter 25. When we were last together, we were reading the
00:25 story of Nabal and Abigail. Nabal and Abigail, husband
00:31 and wife, she was wise and beautiful, when he was churlish
00:35 and bad natured. David had sent his men to Nabal to ask of him a
00:40 favor and Nabal refused David's men. And as we continue in
00:46 chapter 25, we'll start on verse 12. But let's pray before we
00:49 start. Dear Lord, thank you so much for these words
00:53 and these stories. May we not just hear them today, but may
00:58 we take from them the lesson that you would have each of us
01:02 to put into practice in our hearts and in our lives
01:05 to your glory. Please be with us now and give us wisdom and
01:09 understanding as we read. We love you so much, and thank you
01:12 for loving us. Amen. - Picking up in 1 Samuel 25, verse 12.
01:17 So David's young men turned their way, and went again,
01:20 and came and told him all those sayings. And David said unto his
01:25 men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every
01:31 man his sword; and David also girded on his sword:
01:35 and there went up after David about 400 men; and 200 abode
01:40 by the stuff. But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's
01:44 wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness
01:49 to salute our master; and he railed on them. But the men were
01:54 very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any
01:57 thing, as long as we were conversant with them,
02:00 when we were in the fields: They were a wall unto us
02:03 both by night and day, all the while we were with them
02:07 keeping the sheep. Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt
02:11 do; for evil is determined against our master, and against
02:16 all his household: for he is such a son of Belial,
02:19 that a man cannot speak to him. Then Abigail made haste,
02:24 and took 200 loaves and 2 bottles of wine, and 5 sheep
02:29 ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn,
02:32 and hundred clusters of raisins, and 200 cakes of figs
02:37 and laid them on asses. And she said unto her servants, Go on
02:42 before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not
02:46 her husband, Nabal. And it was so, as she rode on the ass,
02:50 that she came down by the covert of the hill, and behold, David
02:54 and his men came down against her and she met them.
02:58 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this
03:02 fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed
03:05 of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil
03:08 for good. So and more also do God unto the enemies of David,
03:13 if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light
03:16 any that pisseth against the wall. And when Abigail saw David
03:21 she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on
03:25 her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and fell at his feet
03:30 and said, upon me, my lord, upon let this iniquity be: and let
03:37 thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience,
03:40 and hear the words of thine handmaid. Let not my lord,
03:44 I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal:
03:48 for as his name is, so is he: Nabal is his name, and folly
03:53 is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not
03:57 the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send. Now therefore,
04:01 my lord, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the
04:05 Lord hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood and from
04:09 avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies,
04:13 and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.
04:16 And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought
04:20 unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that
04:23 follow my lord. I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine
04:27 handmaid: for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure
04:31 house: because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord, and
04:34 evil hath not been found in thee all thy days. Yet a man is risen
04:39 to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord
04:43 shall be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God;
04:46 and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out
04:51 of the middle of a sling. And it shall come to pass when the lord
04:56 shall have done to my lord according to all the good
04:59 that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed
05:02 thee ruler over Israel; That this shall be no grief unto thee
05:06 nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed
05:10 blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself:
05:13 but when the lord shall have dealt well with my lord,
05:17 then remember thine handmaid. And David said to Abigail,
05:22 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day
05:25 to meet me: and blessed be thy advice and blessed be thou,
05:30 which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood,
05:34 and from avenging myself with mine own hand. For in very deed,
05:38 as the Lord God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back
05:42 from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me
05:45 surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light
05:49 any that pisseth against the wall. So David received of her
05:55 hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up
05:59 in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice,
06:03 and have accepted thy person. And Abigail came to Nabal; and,
06:09 behold he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king;
06:12 and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very
06:15 drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the
06:20 morning light. But it came to pass in the morning, when the
06:24 wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these
06:27 things, that his heart died within him, and he became as
06:31 a stone. And it came to pass about ten days after,
06:36 that the Lord smote Nabal, that he died. And when David heard
06:41 that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the Lord, that hath
06:44 pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath
06:48 kept his servant from evil: for the Lord hath returned the
06:52 wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and
06:56 communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
06:59 And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel,
07:04 they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee,
07:08 to take thee to him to wife. And she arose, and bowed
07:13 herself on her face to the earth and said, Behold, let thine
07:18 handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants
07:21 of my lord. And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass,
07:28 with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went
07:32 after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
07:34 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also
07:40 both of them his wives. But Saul had given Michal his daughter,
07:45 David's wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which was of Gallim.
07:49 We're continuing in 1st Samuel, chapter 26,
07:54 and this is the King James Version.
07:55 And the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah, saying,
08:01 Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is
08:04 before Jeshimon? Then Saul arose, and went down to the
08:09 wilderness of Ziph, having 3,000 chosen men of Israel with him,
08:13 to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul pitched in the
08:18 hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon, by the way.
08:21 But David abode in the wilderness and he saw that Saul
08:25 came after him into the wilderness. David therefore
08:29 sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.
08:34 And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched
08:38 and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner,
08:42 the son of Ner, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the
08:46 trench and the people pitched round about him. Then answered
08:50 David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai
08:54 the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down
08:59 with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down
09:04 with thee. So David and Abishai came to the people by night:
09:09 and behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear
09:14 stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the
09:17 people lay round about him. Then said Abishai to David,
09:21 God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day:
09:24 now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even
09:29 to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the 2nd time.
09:31 And David said to Abishai Destroy him not: for who can
09:36 stretch forth his hand against the Lord's anointed,
09:39 and be guiltless? David said furthermore, As the Lord liveth,
09:43 the Lord shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or
09:48 he shall descend into battle, and perish. The Lord forbid
09:52 that I should stretch forth mine hand against the Lord's anointed
09:55 but, I pray thee, take thou now the spear that is at his bolster
10:00 and the cruse of water, and let us go. So David took the spear
10:04 and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat
10:07 them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awakened:
10:10 for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep
10:13 from the Lord was fallen upon them.
10:15 Then David went over to the other side, and stood on the top
10:18 of an hill afar off; a great space being between them:
10:22 And David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner,
10:27 saying, Answerest thou not, Abner? Then Abner answered
10:32 and said, Who art thou that criest to the king?
10:34 And David said to Abner, Art not thou a valiant man? and who
10:40 is like to thee in Israel? wherefore then hast thou
10:44 not kept thy lord the king? for there came one of the people
10:48 in to destroy the king thy lord, This thing is not good that
10:52 thou hast done. As the Lord liveth, ye are worthy to die,
10:56 because ye have not kept your master, the Lord's anointed.
10:59 And now see where the king's spear is, and the cruse of
11:03 water that was at his bolster. And Saul knew David's voice,
11:09 and said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said,
11:14 It is my voice, my lord, O king. And he said, Wherefore doth my
11:21 Lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done?
11:25 or what evil is in mine hand? Now therefore, I pray thee,
11:30 let my lord the king hear the words of his servant.
11:32 If the Lord have stirred thee up against me, let him accept
11:37 an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they
11:42 before the Lord; for they have driven me out this day from
11:46 abiding in the inheritance of the Lord, saying, Go serve other
11:49 gods. Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before
11:54 the face of the Lord: for the king of Israel is come out
11:58 to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge
12:01 in the mountains. Then said Saul, I have sinned:
12:05 return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm,
12:10 because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I
12:16 have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly. And David
12:21 answered and said, Behold the king's spear! and let one of the
12:25 young men come over and fetch it. The Lord render to every
12:28 man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the Lord
12:32 delivered thee into my hand today, but I would not stretch
12:36 forth my hand against the Lord's anointed. And behold as thy life
12:41 was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life
12:46 be much set by in the eyes of the Lord, and let him deliver me
12:50 out of all tribulation. Then Saul said to David,
12:55 Blessed be thou, my son David, thou shalt both do great things,
12:59 and also shalt still prevail. So David went on his way,
13:04 and Saul returned to his place.
13:06 We're continuing in the book of 1st Samuel, chapter 27,
13:10 and this is the King James Version.
13:12 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day
13:17 by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me
13:20 than that I should speedily escape into the land of the
13:22 the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me
13:26 any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his
13:29 hand. And David arose, and he passed over with the 600 men
13:33 that were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
13:37 And David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man
13:42 with his household, even David with his two wives,
13:46 Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess,
13:50 Nabal's wife. And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath
13:54 and he sought no more again for him.
13:56 And David said unto Achish, If I have now found grace in thine
14:01 eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country,
14:04 that I may dwell there: for why should thy servant dwell
14:07 in the royal city with thee? Then Achish gave him Ziklag
14:11 that day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of
14:15 of Judah unto this day. And the time that David dwelt in the
14:19 country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
14:23 Thank you for joining with me today to read the word of God.
14:27 Until next time, may God keep us all by His grace
14:31 and his mercy. Thank you and God bless.


Revised 2014-12-17