And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. II. Peter had his choice whether he would look at the water, or whether he would look at Jesus Christ. THE CONTEXT OF 1 SAMUEL 30:1-6. II. And David was greatly distressed.] This is its characteristic feature. Three days after this emeute of his turbulent followers, there came a fugitive into the camp with news that Saul was dead and David was king. The men on their return to their desolated homes were overwhelmed with grief. 3 Dan Daud 4 sangat 1 terjepit, karena rakyat 2 mengatakan hendak melempari dia dengan batu. On the one hand is piled up a black heap of calamities, loss, treachery, and peril; and opposed to them is only that one clause: “But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” God is enough: whatever else may go. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-30.html. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". This is what happened now to David at Ziklag, while about the same time Saul, alone and distrustful, fought and fell on the bloody day of Gilboa. Konteks. Perhaps some of you are in distress in the same way: you have chosen your own path, and now you are caught in the tangled bushes which tear your flesh. David did not always do what was right. 1871-8. We may also see much of his goodness in our own experience. Exodus 17:4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? Stone him, as the author of all their losses, because he had not left a sufficient garrison at Siceleg, and had irritated the Amalecites. He is ours if we will but accept Him. The people spake of stoning him, as the author of their miseries, by coming to Ziklag at first, by provoking the Amalekites to this cruelty, by his forwardness in marching away with Achish, and leaving their wives and children unguarded. It is the duty of all good men, whatever happens, to encourage themselves in the Lord their God, assuring themselves that he both can and will bring light out of darkness. Just think of the difference between the attitude of mind and heart expressed in the names that were more familiar to the Israelitish people, and this name for Jehovah. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. It must have been in some such moment as this that he first felt, if not said, “I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are right, and that Their in faithfulness has afflicted me.” (C. Bradley, M. Then he would go over all the past deliverances which he had experienced. Brief. 1 Samuel 30.6. 1857. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.--He encouraged himself in prayer, thus casting himself and his fortunes on the God who, years before, had chosen him to be "His anointed." David encouraged himself in the Lord his God! All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Easterns do not think it wrong to tell an untruth; many do it habitually. David, with the help of his God, on whose mercy he had thrown himself, obtained his brilliant success over Amalek, and restored his prestige not only among his own immediate followers, but through all the cities and villages of Southern Canaan. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. The loss of their wives and children completely unmanned them. Encouraged himself — That is, in this that the all-wise, and all-powerful Lord, was his God by covenant and special promise, and fatherly affection, as he had shewed himself to be in the whole course of his providence towards him. He ran to his cordial. ‘But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God’ and the bleeding heart was stanched, and the yearning for some one to love and be loved by was satisfied, when he turned himself from the desolation of earth to the riches in the heavens. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. The Happy Dance. ].”], [We must expect to meet with many difficulties and troubles: nor can we find any grounds of encouragement in ourselves, but in God there is all that we can either need or desire. II. BibliographyTrapp, John. Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular, David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular, Be distressed, be narrow, be straitened in straits, be vexed, A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock, Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular, A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion, Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular, Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular, Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular, To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer, Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular, LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel, gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative. New York. ", Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Is not this David? Now I am not putting too much into a little word when I insist upon it that the very essence and nerve of what strengthened David, at that supreme moment of desolation, was the conviction that welled up in his heart that, in spite of it all, he had a grip of God’s hand as his very own, and God had hold of him. I would not go the length of saying that the living realisation, in heart and mind, of this personal possession of God is the difference between a traditional and vague profession of religion and a vital possession of religion, but if it is not the difference, it goes a long way towards explaining the difference. David was greatly distressed, for he had been acting without consulting his God. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". We are not told so, but there must have been a voice there which said, “All this is my own doing. The people spake of stoning him — As the cause of this calamity, by coming to Ziklag at first, by provoking the Amalekites so grievously as he had done, and by his forwardness in marching away with Achish, and leaving the town, their wives and children unguarded. Précédent. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. He who speaks to everybody except himself is a great fool. From the perfections of God as revealed in the word—, [He was no stranger to the character of God as it was revealed to Moses [Note: Exodus 34:6-7. It is my sun, though it be the light that lightens all men that come into the world. BibliographyClarke, Adam. A superficial look at this whole scene would allow us, as it did Davidâs men, conclude that God had simply judged Davidâs little army for their evil. If we never think, or think languidly and rarely, about what God has revealed to us by the Word and life and death and intercession of Jesus Christ, concerning Himself, His heart of love towards us, and His relations to us, then we shall not have, either in the time of disaster or of joy, the blessed sense that He is indeed ours if a man will not think about Christian truth he will not have the blessedness of Christian possession of God. in this, that the all-wise and all-powerful Lord was his God by covenant relation, and special promise, and true and fatherly affection, as he had showed himself to be in the whole course of his providence towards him. ], 3. Everything else was gone; his property was carried off by raiders, his home was smouldering embers. Psalm 26:1,2 A Psalm of David. And was now aligned with the Philistines . shall I overtake?”, 3. Think, too, of the contrast of the thoughts and emotions suggested by ‘My God,’ and by ‘the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob.’ Great as that name is, it carries the mind away back into the past, and speaks of a historical relation in former days, which may or may not continue in all its tenderness and sweetness and power into the prosaic present. Virtus lecythos habet in malis, he turned into his counting house, and there saw himself well stored, and well underlaid, as we say. 1 Samuel 30 / 1 Samuel 30:6 6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. 1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. Say, “Though He slay me, yet will I terror in Him.” Resolve, “I will not let Thee go.” Let us try to conceive of the way in which David would encourage Himself in the Lord his God. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? II. But to Me, I confess, that I think the whole was so arranged and ordered by the Lord to bring back the heart of David again, (which I fear had for a long time been cold towards the God of his mercies), to a sense of his sin, and a longing to be restored once more to the Lord. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". i. Godâs promise was proved true. God will give it, but he will not give it unless the man strains after it. BibliographyGill, John. ), I. Picture the position of David, in the centre of his band. 1 Samuel 30:6 Now David was greatly distressed ... but David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. David’s faith was real subjectively, because it was sufficiently well-grounded objectively. But he encouraged himself “in the Lord his God,” namely, in Jehovah. Search results for '1 Samuel 30:6' using the 'New American Standard Version'. If you are in trouble, and your trouble is mixed with sin, if you have afflicted yourselves by your backslidings and perversities, nevertheless I pray you look nowhere else for help but to the God whom you have offended. Each man’s eye receives the straight impact of its universal beams. III. 6. Now I am not putting too much into a little word when I insist upon it that the very essence and nerve of what strengthened the king, at that supreme moment of desolation, was the, conviction that welled up in his heart that, in spite of it all, he had a grip of God a hand as his very own, and God had hold of him, I would not go to the length of saying that the living realisation, in heart and mind, of this personal possession of God is the difference between a traditional sad vague profession of religion and a vital possession of religion, but if it is not the difference, it goes a long way towards explaining the difference. Because the soul of all the people was grieved.] Now let us look at the difficult circumstances under which David did what is here ascribed to him. The people spake of stoning him - David had done much to civilize those men; but we find by this of what an unruly and ferocious spirit they were; and yet they strongly felt the ties of natural affection, they "grieved every man for his sons and for his daughters.". Standing amidst those ruins he would say, “Yet the Lord does love me, and I love Him.”. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "1 Samuel 30:6". Then he went further, and argued, “Hath not the Lord chosen me? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-30.html. (A. Maclaren, D. D.). But David found strength in the Lord his God. Imbittered and enraged; their great losses had put them into an anger, and David into danger. BibliographySimeon, Charles. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God — Who had never failed him in his greatest distresses; and in whom he still had confidence. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Samuel 30:6-8. Wonderful have been the ways in which he has dealt with us for the awakening, preserving, and sanctifying of our souls. Some of the best talks in the world are those which a man has with himself. BibliographyWesley, John. Application:--“Nil desperandum!” We may encourage ourselves and one another in the Lord our God. Sermon Notes for 2 Samuel 3:39 Next Book â â Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources â Back to all Commentaries. "6 Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughtersâ (1 Samuel 30:6a). "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Are not these then grounds of encouragement to us as well as to David?]. He “strengthened himself in the Lord,” and if he had not set doggedly about resisting the pressure of circumstances, and flinging himself as it were, by am effort, into the arms of God, circumstances would have been too many for him, and despair would have shrouded his soul. 6. Thatâs what David did. Under the pressure of so unexpected and widespread a calamity, of which he was upbraided as the indirect occasion, the spirit of any other leader guided by ordinary motives would have sunk; but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God — His faith supplied him with inward resources of comfort and energy, and through the seasonable inquiries he made by Urim, he inspired confidence by ordering an immediate pursuit of the plunderers. God in Christ is an ocean that never dries, never lessens, never abates. 2. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. Light a little candle in a room, and you will not see the lightning when it flashes outside, however stormy the sky, and seamed with the fiery darts. 1 Samuel 30:6-8 King James Version (KJV). The Biblical Illustrator. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.—He encouraged himself in prayer, thus casting himself and his fortunes on the God who, years before, had chosen him to be “His anointed.” It was this trust, as we have before seen in his own case, in the case, too, of Jonathan, as it had been in old days with all the heroes of Israel—this perfect, childlike, implicit trust in the “Glorious Arm”—which had been the source of the marvellous success of the chosen people. Persistent health problems, chronic pain, and doctor visit after doctor visit with no answers weakens us like a flurry of body blows. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT History: 1 Samuel 30:6 David was greatly distressed (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. ‘The God of Israel’-that is wide, general; and a man might use it and yet fail to feel that it implied that each individual of the community stood by himself in a personal relation to God. The first step towards real comfort in real sorrow is to feel it must come from God, and the next is to raise up our minds to God; to get them above the things which are distressing us. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". 1599-1645. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-30.html. The language of its triumph then is the meek, “Thy will be done.” But faith is active, lively. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". And at that moment what did he do? It is the very thing to do. The golden rule in David’s day was, “Do others, for others will certainly do you.”. 5. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mac/1-samuel-30.html. The grand assurance which this man gripped fast at such a time. So for poverty, loss, the blasting of earthly hopes, the crushing of earthly affections, the extremity of danger, and the utmost threatening of death, here is the sufficient remedy-that one mighty assurance: ‘The Lord is my God.’ For if He is ‘the strength of my heart,’ He will be my portion for ever.’ He is not poor who has God for his, nor does he wander with a hungry heart who can rest his heart on God’s; nor need he fear death who possesses God, and in Him eternal life. A paycheck that wonât cover unexpected bills doubles us over like a punch in the gut. He is a rock, his work is perfect. His turbulent followers rose against him, a mutiny broke out-a dangerous thing amongst such a crew-and they were ready to stone him. IN seasons of prosperity the superior happiness of a Christian is not visible to all, but in adverse circumstances he has a manifest advantage over others. ‘My atmosphere’-will one man claim the free, unappropriated winds of heaven as his? Just as an upright merchant in this country would not be suspected of a falsehood, so you would not in the olden time have suspected the average Oriental of ever speaking the truth if he could help it, because he felt that everybody else would deceive him, and so he must practise great cunning. While we admire the conduct of David in this particular, let us consider, Certainly the grounds of David’s encouragement are equally calculated for our support—, [God is still the same almighty and gracious Being as ever: his arm is not shortened, nor is his ear heavy with respect to us. The book is about how confinement affected the lives of those interned in Shantung Compound, an old church encampment hardly suited for the task, when the Japanese overran China during the Second World War and all western foreigners residing in China were interned there. I know not what your views of this history are. This was experienced by the Church of old [Note: Habakkuk 3:17-18. the Lord his God, properly so called. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". III. Seluruh rakyat 2 itu telah pedih hati, masing-masing karena anaknya laki-laki dan perempuan. “But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God;” he did so notwithstanding the circumstances in which he was placed. These things are as much beyond any thing that David had ever seen, as the substance is beyond the shadow. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". And if I am right in my conjecture, what a blessed issue did the Lord bring this affair to? But the Amalekites had not stolen God from him. 2. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Abarbinel is of opinion that it was his excess of sorrow for his two wives, and his remissness and backwardness to take vengeance on their enemies, that provoked them, and put them on talking after this manner: because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; as well as David; and they were very desirous of recovering them if possible, and of taking vengeance on those who had carried them captive: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God; took all patiently, and exercised faith on his God; he encouraged himself in the power and providence of God; in the promises of God, and his faithfulness in keeping them; in a view of his covenant relation to God; in remembrance of the grace, mercy, and goodness of God, and his former experiences of it; hoping and believing that God would appear for him in some way or another, and work salvation for him. So, brethren, in all our changing circumstances, there is more than enough for us in that sweet, simple, strong thought. 3. do not overlook this whatever else you lose sight of in this sweet scripture. But itâs at this moment of utter despair and gloom that we read one of the most encouraging sentences in all the Bible. ], We have beheld more astonishing exercises of his love—, [The history of the Jews records many instances of God’s love towards them: but what were these when compared with the gift of his dear Son to die for us, and of his Holy Spirit to renew us? In the darkest moment it is possible for a man to surround himself with God’s light, but even in the brightest it is not possible to do so unless he makes a serious effete. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". From the covenant which God had made with him—, [God had covenanted with him to give him the throne of Israel; hence he was assured that his life should be spared till this promise was accomplished. When He lilts his arm, as it were, to execute vengeance, lay hold upon it and He will spare you. 1 Samuel 30:6 Parallel Verses [â See commentary â] 1 Samuel 30:6, NIV: "David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters.But David found strength in the LORD his God." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-samuel-30.html. a. as the old song has it. The people spake of stoning him â As the cause of this calamity, by coming to Ziklag at first, by provoking the Amalekites so grievously as he had done, and by his forwardness in marching away with Achish, and leaving the town, their wives and children unguarded. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/shh/1-samuel-30.html. Tetapi Daud 4 menguatkan kepercayaannya kepada TUHAN, Allahnya. But David penetrated through the broad, general thought, and got into the heart of the matter. The affliction now was grown to its height. 1999. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". But a material point to be noticed here is David’s connection with this high Being. | 816 views. The reality of David’s faith. Joseph Benson's Commentary. See 1 Samuel 22:2. He chose to look at the water; ‘and when he saw the wind boisterous he began to sink’-of course, and when he looked at Christ and cried: ‘Lord, save me!’ he was held up-equally of course. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/1-samuel-30.html. Problems in our marriage feel like an uppercut to the chin. ], 2. 3. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. But we have far greater reason to encourage ourselves in God than David had. And now the last thing to be noted is the effort by which this assurance is attained and sustained. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". Happy he, who in the hour of trouble knows how to encourage himself in Jehovah, for such a man shall surely triumph over all foes. Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. If Saul could have done thus, he would never have been his own death’s man. “In the Lord,” observe. 4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
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