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. But he encouraged himself “in the Lord his God,” namely, in Jehovah. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. The reality of David’s faith. See 1 Samuel 30:3. 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. ].”], [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. 1. I. When they forgot the invisible King, who for His own great purposes had chosen them, their fortunes at once declined; they fell to the level, and often below the level, of the surrounding nations. 2. 3. 4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. Précédent. 7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. he encouraged himself in Jehovah, his God. Tetapi Daud 4 menguatkan kepercayaannya kepada TUHAN, Allahnya. shall I overtake?”, 2. 1. It inspired him with courage; it rallied the scattered, prostrated powers of his soul; it opened a pathway of hope for him; it braced him for the necessities of the occasion. ], 1. Bible > 1 Samuel > Chapter 30 > Verse 6 Library â¢ Free Downloads â¢ eBibles https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-samuel-30.html. Stoning him — As the author of their miseries, by coming to Ziklag at first, by provoking the Amalekites to this cruelty, and by his forwardness in marching away with Achish, and leaving their wives and children unguarded. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". The golden rule in David’s day was, “Do others, for others will certainly do you.”. His turbulent followers rose against him, a mutiny broke out-a dangerous thing amongst such a crew-and they were ready to stone him. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". The Lord his God was the sufficient portion for this man when he stood a homeless pauper. And all the members of the Church, from its first establishment to the present moment, have found the promises of the Gospel fulfilled to them in their season! And so it was his God that he laid hold of at that dark hour. (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. 3. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? No marvel that God remembereth David in all his troubles, since David did in all his troubles thus remember his God. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". The man who contents himself with the generality of a Gospel for the world, and who can say no more than that Jesus Christ died for all, has yet to learn the most intimate sweetness, and the most quickening and transforming power, of that Gospel, and he only learns it when he says, ‘Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.’, So do not let us be content with saying, ‘the God of Israel,’ and its many thousands, or ‘the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob,’ who filled the past with His lustre, but let us bring the general good into our own houses, as men might draw the waters of Niagara into their homes through pipes, and let us cry: ‘My Lord and my God!’ ‘David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.’. At the back of this came bereavement. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. 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. It was not enough for him, in his time of need, to stay himself upon a vague universal goodness, but he had to clasp to his burdened heart the individualising thought, ‘the God of Israel is my God.’. 6 Now 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 his daughters. ], We have experienced more abundant proofs of his faithfulness—, [How many promises, made to the Church at large, have been accomplished by the mission of Christ, and the gift of the Holy Spirit! One is that we shall honestly try to occupy our minds, as well as our hearts, with the truth which certifies to us that God is, in very deed, ours. Joseph Benson's Commentary. If you never think about them they cannot affect you, and they will not make you sure that God is yours. 6. Let us not forget the practical character of David’s faith (from 5:7). Has He not ordained me to be king in Israel? David had his choice. ], and wisely judged, that, with such a Friend on his side, he had no cause for fear [Note: 2 Corinthians 1:10.]. Genesis 32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands; Psalm 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. It is all the fruit of my own folly and sin. 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 foreverse 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. 1 Samuel 30:6-8 King James Version (KJV). 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. So, brethren, in all our changing circumstances, there is more than enough for us in that sweet, simple, strong thought. 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. 1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of every man grieved for his sons and daughters. And if we are thus to encourage ourselves, we should maintain a spirit of calm equanimity. And at that moment what did he do? Précédent. 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. The Lord his God was the sufficient portion for this man when he stood a homeless pauper. He was standing on the edge of possible death, for his followers were ready to stone him. David encouraged himself in the Lord — Betook himself to prayer, and through the ephod of the priest, as narrated in the following verses, received counsel and promise from Jehovah. â¦ 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. ", 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. the Lord his God, properly so called. 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. 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. Yet was his distress the more severe on another account, for David had sided with the enemies of the Lord’s people. 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. Numbers 14:10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. Believe also in his Son Jesus. Yes, for they will pour into his lungs; and yet his brother will be none the poorer. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". Why, he runs in and keeps close, and so he is not struck. as the old song has it. 1 Samuel 30:7 NKJV. He had lost everything that his heart clung to; wives, children; Abigail and Abinoam were captives in the arms of some Amalekites; his house was left to him desolate; his heart was bleeding. 1905. Did you know that sometimes the most powerful motivational speech youâll ever hear is the one you give yourself? Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, "but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. Some of the best talks in the world are those which a man has with himself. But the Amalekites had not stolen God from him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/1-samuel-30.html. 1 Samuel 1:10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. Was he cast down? "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/shh/1-samuel-30.html. Not quite a P.O.â¦ David encouraged himself in the Lord - He found he could place very little confidence in his men; and, as he was conscious that this evil had not happened either through his neglect or folly, he saw he might the more confidently expect succor from his Maker. II. “Shall I pursue? Teks -- 1 Samuel 30:6 (TB) Tampilkan Strong. THE CONTEXT OF 1 SAMUEL 30:1-6. 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. A. do not overlook this whatever else you lose sight of in this sweet scripture. Standing amidst those ruins he would say, “Yet the Lord does love me, and I love Him.”. Spurgeon.). I know not what your views of this history are. He could either, as a great many of us do, stand there and look, and look, and look, and see nothing but his disasters, or he could look past them; and see beyond them God. 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. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". (C. H. Though reduced to the greatest extremities, David derived encouragement, 1. He encouraged himself — By believing that this all-wise and all-powerful Lord was his God by covenant and special promise, and fatherly affection, as he had showed himself to be in the whole course of his providence toward him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-30.html. BibliographyWesley, John. We have many conspicuous examples of this; for instance, in the lives of Samson and Saul, how, when with weeping and with mourning, they returned to their allegiance, and again leaned on the "Arm," success and victory returned to them. 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. Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Reader! The words of the original convey even more forcibly than those of our translation the thought of David’s own action in securing him the hold of God as his. And now the last thing to be noted is the effort by which this assurance is attained and sustained. "E.W. David was greatly distressed, for he had been acting without consulting his God. David had left Saul, who was fearful of him and had time and time again been trying to kill him. 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. God will give it, but he will not give it unless the man strains after it. 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. 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. 1999. let us direct our eyes to him, as our compassionate, almighty, and ever faithful Friend. II. He had long been a wandering outlaw, and had finally been driven, by Saul’s persistent hostility, to take refuge in the Philistines’ country. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. It was no time to lie upon the earth; there was something to be done, and done at once. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". David was at perhaps the very lowest ebb of his fortunes. 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. Did you know that sometimes the most powerful motivational speech youâll ever hear is the one you give yourself? 1 Samuel 30 David fights the Amalekites 1 David and his men arrived at Ziklag three days after they left Achish. The text itself draws our attention to these. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Yes. ), I. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-samuel-30.html. Thatâs what David did. 6 David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. God is enough; whatever else may go. Perubahan dalam kehidupan Ajaran: 1 Samuel (Pendahuluan Kitab) Tujuan Supaya anggota jemaat, dengan mengetahui isi kitab I Samuel, â¦ When he came there it was a heap of smoking ruins. We sometimes think that soldiers have not hearts, but we cannot read this chapter and think so. But David found strength in â¦ His wives were gone. Stone him, as the author of all their losses, because he had not left a sufficient garrison at Siceleg, and had irritated the Amalecites. In Jesus Christ He is our Lord and our God. From the experience which he himself had had of God—, [The lion, the bear, the Philistine giant, and the murderous rage of Saul, had given him abundant proofs of God’s superintending providence [Note: 1 Samuel 17:37; 1 Samuel 18:11; 1 Samuel 19:10-11. You have carved for yourselves, and you have cut your own fingers; you have obtained your heart’s desire, and while the meat is yet in your mouth a curse has come with it. The only way to win them is to be occupied, far more than most of us are, with the plain truths of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ. Persistent health problems, chronic pain, and doctor visit after doctor visit with no answers weakens us like a flurry of body blows. 1 Samuel 30:6 Now David was greatly distressed ... but David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. The grand assurance which this man gripped fast. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. If we have God in our hearts, we have enough for courage and for strength. II. David’s encouragement: “And David encouraged himself.” That is well, Davids He did not at first attempt to encourage anybody else; but he encouraged himself. Inconstant people! Each man’s eye receives the straight impact of its universal beams. David bestirred himself to appropriate the strength which the Object of his faith, and his faith in that Object, were calculated to inspire. 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." “The Lord,” observe again--Jehovah, as the capital letters in our Bibles indicate; the self-existent, everlasting, unchangeable, unlimited, all-sufficient God. Go to. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Yes! He ran to his cordial. So it was not in vain that he had ‘strengthened himself in the Lord his God.’ Our ‘light affliction which is but for a moment’ leads on to a manifestation of the true power of God our Friend, and to the breaking of the day. 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. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. Psalm 26:1,2 A Psalm of David. The Targum is,"he strengthened himself in the Word of the Lord his God;'in Christ the Word of God, and in the power of his might, and in the grace that is in him, Ephesians 6:10. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1 Samuel 30:6-10. He “encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” Faith separated from an adequate object is powerless; inspired by such an object--there is but One--it is mighty, puts heart into the weak, puts enthusiasm into the hopeless, laying hem upon God it is omnipotent. If we have God in our hearts, we have enough for courage and for strength. III. ], or to the unnumbered illustrations of it which the history of his nation afforded him: consequently he knew that there was nothing too hard for God to effect, or too great for him to give. He “strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” The Hebrew conveys the notion of effort, persistent and continuous; and it tells us this, that when things are as black as they were round David at that hour--it is not a matter of course, even for a good man, that there shall well up in his heart this tranquillising and victorious conviction; but he has to set himself to reach and to keep it. He is a rock, his work is perfect. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Had I but trusted my God and remained in Judah, or even had I stayed here in Ziklag, this would not have come to pass.” He did not simply make an effort to encourage himself, he actually encouraged himself, found encouragement for himself, in the Lord his God. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Sermon Notes for 2 Samuel 3:39 Next Book â â Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources â Back to all Commentaries. The loss of their wives and children completely unmanned them. (A. Maclaren, D. D.). David ‘strengthened himself in the Lord,’ and if he had not doggedly set about resisting the pressure of circumstances, and flinging himself as it were, by an effort, into the arms of God, circumstances would have been too strong for him, and despair would have shrouded his soul. Search results for '1 Samuel 30:6' using the 'New American Standard Version'.
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