19 September 2021
Evan Richards
1 Samuel

1. The providential protection of David.
And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armour, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. (1 Samuel 18:4, ESV)

2. The providential protection of David.
Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. (1 Samuel 18:12)
And David had success in all his undertakings, for the Lord was with him. (1 Samuel 18:14)
But when Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him, (1 Samuel 18:28)
Then a harmful spirit from the Lord came upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing the lyre. (1 Samuel 19:9, ESV)

3. The persistent plans of Saul. (18:17-30)
Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you for a wife. Only be valiant for me and fight the Lord’s battles.” For Saul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” (1 Samuel 18:17, ESV)

3. The powerful presence of the Lord.
“[…] the Lord was with him” (v.12, 14, ESV)
“[…] the Lord was with David” (v.28, ESV)

– Final Slide –
Deliver Me from My Enemies

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.
16 But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
17 O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.
(Psalm 59: title, 16-17, ESV)

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