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March 31 - Evening

"Once more war broke out, and David went out and fought the Philistines. He struck them with such force that they fled before him.

But an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand.
While David was playing the lyre,
 Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him
as Saul drove the spear into the wall.
That night David made good his escape."

- First Samuel 19:8-10

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Saul Attacks David    

Saul has tried unsuccessfully to put David into impossible situations where the Philistines would kill him. Saul even gave one of his daughters, Michal, to David as his wife in hopes that she would help bring David’s reputation and success down. But, instead David’s marriage to the king’s daughter only made him more popular and secured a position as a possible successor to Saul on the throne.

Everything Saul does to try to harm David backfires on him and advances David. After multiple attempts to derail David’s success and popularity Saul finally resorts to another physical attack. David had just returned from stopping another Philistine advance into Israeli territory when he and Saul where hanging out in the palace while David played on the lyre. For the second time Saul tries to kill David himself with a spear. David, who was most likely anticipating some form of attack, reacted quickly, dodged the attack and escaped.

The word “escape” or “fled” is nas wayyimmalet. This word marks a turning point in the life of David and a permanent change in his relationship with Saul and the public’s understanding and opinion of David’s motives. David will never return to Saul but will spend the rest of his time under Saul’s reign on the run and hiding.

The concept of an “evil spirit” coming from the Lord is the result of Saul’s rebellion against the Lord and Saul’s rejection of the God’s Word. This is not saying the Lord is evil nor that the Lord desires evil, but when men create a vacuum by separating themselves from God through sin and rebellion the presence of evil is brought into the situation. (Also, consider the days of Abimelech’s sin in Judges 9:23.)

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Something to Ponder??

The biblical text in Genesis 29:24 and 29:29 records Laban giving each of his two daughters a hand maiden at the time of their marriage to Jacob. This text is almost word for word from parallel cuneiform texts seen in the Nuzi documents that also record fathers giving their daughter a handmaiden as part of the bridal gift, inheritance or dowry at the time of the wedding.  (details here and here) In the case of a wife being barren the handmaiden would serve the wife by bearing children for her. (here, here and here)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Sumboulion (Gr) – Council (Eng) – sumboulion is a Greek word that means “a uniting in counsel.” Sumboulion refers to a few men or a larger number of men conferring together concerning a situation or an issue. (Matthew 12:14; Matthew 22:15 and Acts 25:12.)


On the east side of excavated Philippi (Acts 16:13-15) is the Neapolis Gate which sets next to an ancient stream. A church from the time of Constantine (325 AD) has been excavated there beside the stream. This church may have been built here in the early days to recognize the location of Paul meeting with Lydia when he arrived at Philippi. A second church built and dedicated to Paul sets just inside the Neapolis Gate with an octagonal shape and mosaic floors from the early 300’s AD. (Today ancient Krenides)
(Details here and here.
Photos here and here .)

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Can I recognize a false teacher?
I will learn the truth and practice critical thinking concerning the things that are taught and
people who claim to be speaking the Truth of God's Word.
  "Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
    Whose hands have gathered up the wind?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?
    Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is the name of his son?
    Surely you know!"
- Proverbs 30:4
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