1 Samuel Chapter 27 Discussion

  • U4YAH - In Reply on 1 Samuel 27 - 1 year ago
    Thank you.
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 Samuel 27 - 1 year ago
    Hi Steven. I'm unsure whether this verse is what you're looking for - it's the only one I could think of.

    Numbers 24:21,22: "And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock. Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive."

    This is Balaam speaking after receiving a vision & hearing the following words from God (v4: "(who) heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open"). When we get to the part concerning the Kenites, Balaam took up this parable (parable here, according to the Hebrew lexicon & specific to these words from Balaam is, 'a prophetic figurative discourse'). For the same Hebrew word ('mashal'), has a variety of definitions, but particular applications.

    So verse 22, seems to be the prophetic utterance by God through Balaam about the dismal end of the Kenites.
  • Steven hocsak on 1 Samuel 27 - 1 year ago
    Long ago I read in either Chronicles, or Kings where God, (Jah), laid a curse upon the kenites and I can't find the verse again.

    Do you know what book, chapter and verses that they are in the bible? Bible search engines do not work in my searching.
  • David on 1 Samuel 27 - 2 years ago
    The better way to see this situation is how is God going to fix this? We will witness the the wisdom of God unfolding before us. I know there are lots of legitimate questions regarding what David is doing; however, I need to trust in my God in the "why." I must remind myself that God's wisdom is way above, as well as deeper than my own wisdom.

    Thank you Jesus.
  • Faye Denny on 1 Samuel 27 - 3 years ago
    I am enjoying listening to all your sermons.... I truly believe that you are a man of Faith....I have found the God is the most loving Father and forgives more than I believe he should but He loves us... My question is this...... Where is the book of Ruth? I was wondering why you have not kept this book with the rest?

    Thank you , Faye
  • Stanjett - In Reply on 1 Samuel 27 - 4 years ago
    I don't like killings either, unless they are trying to kill you. If God said to, yes but I don't see in this chapter where God told them to kill all these people.
  • Shane - In Reply on 1 Samuel 27 - 4 years ago
    be carefull with Questions that may call ur beliefs into question,who am i to say what God can do or not do.Or being the vessle from the potters clay Say"WHY"did you do this and make me this way?history has your answers,earlier man was savage,brutal,and Lost without hope no reasoning,they were butchers.and so it was an eye for an eye.Isreal were to possess the land clearing the way as they went...
  • Debbie on 1 Samuel 27 - 4 years ago
    I guess my biggest sorrow in Samuel are the killings of people. Kill them, take their animals, land, whatever is wanted. Bothers me that there was no compassion for people and their families. Just kill them. What made this okay?
  • April on 1 Samuel 27 - 7 years ago
    So many of us comprimise ourselves for the ways of others or for the fear of how others will precieve or think about us,we lose our core values,that voice that says this isn't you,don't do it,we get lost along the way but with God on our side,we BECOME the light in the darkest of places,think of the 8 ball in pool,all black but the white circle in the middle,thats the light you carry:) GOD BLESS U
  • Irene123 on 1 Samuel 27 - 7 years ago
    David was a 'backslider' here in going to the Philistines for protection. He (temporarily) lost faith in God. Had he sought God's will in this situation with Saul God would have given him a better way; God is the 'way maker'. But he looked to his own wisdom in this - which displeased God, but God kept him anyway because God knew his heart.
  • Rev. Howard Lewis on 1 Samuel 27 - 7 years ago
    I think deception is a big part of our lives today. Deceiving the government and our employers in the work place. Even in the church, pretending to be something we are not just to get ahead in life or ahead of someone else.
    This deception has cause us to take on the David syndrome of misleading only ourselves into the captives of hell, in which I myself am guilty from my ignorance. Forgive me.....

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