"Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". And now the last thing to be noted is the effort by which this assurance is attained and sustained. 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.”. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. The Lord heard his supplication. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Problems in our marriage feel like an uppercut to the chin. 1865-1868. He is a rock, his work is perfect. And if we are thus to encourage ourselves, we should maintain a spirit of calm equanimity. 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. Easterns do not think it wrong to tell an untruth; many do it habitually. Did you know that sometimes the most powerful motivational speech you’ll ever hear is the one you give yourself? You never know the good of the breakwater until the storm is rolling the waves against its outer side. But a material point to be noticed here is David’s connection with this high Being. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". We have seen more stupendous displays of God’s power—, [David had read of the wonders wrought in Egypt and the wilderness: but what were these wonders when compared with the victories gained over all the passions and prejudices of the world by the preaching of a few poor fishermen? the Lord his God, properly so called. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. David, for whom, like another Jonah, the storm is induced, is to be the greatest sufferer: else wherefore stone him more than the rest. A paycheck that won’t cover unexpected bills doubles us over like a punch in the gut. 2. II. 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 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. The reality of David’s faith. We sometimes think that soldiers have not hearts, but we cannot read this chapter and think so. He says, “In my distress I cried unto the Lord and He heard me.” Trust in the Lord your God. “In the Lord,” observe. The Happy Dance. David was greatly distressed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-30.html. 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. Perubahan dalam kehidupan Ajaran: 1 Samuel (Pendahuluan Kitab) Tujuan Supaya anggota jemaat, dengan mengetahui isi kitab I Samuel, … But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. 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. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". He is ours if we will but accept Him. But when a man feels, not only ‘the God of Jacob is our Refuge,’ but, ‘the God of Jacob is my God,’ then the whole thing flashes up into new power. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-samuel-30.html. Do you need an interpretation of this parable? Teks -- 1 Samuel 30:6 (TB) Tampilkan Strong. Inconstant people! 1 Samuel 30 David fights the Amalekites 1 David and his men arrived at Ziklag three days after they left Achish. The end of sorrow {that is to say, the purpose thereof} is to breed in us the conviction that God is ours, to drive us to Him by lack of all beside; and the end of sorrow {that is to say, the termination thereof} is the kindling in our hearts of the light of that blessed assurance, for with Him we shall fear no evil. 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. 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. 5. Ver. 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. No marvel that God remembereth David in all his troubles, since David did in all his troubles thus remember his God. 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. Because the soul of all the people was grieved. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. He ran to his cordial. 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. David bestirred himself to appropriate the strength which the Object of his faith, and his faith in that Object, were calculated to inspire. Can you not see its application to yourselves? let us direct our eyes to him, as our compassionate, almighty, and ever faithful Friend. Observe, that David takes it for granted that his God is going to help him. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. as the old song has it. Not quite a P.O.… 1 Samuel 30:7 NKJV. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-samuel-30.html. David was in great trouble, being suspected by the Philistines, plundered by the Amalekites, and threatened by his own soldiers: but in the midst of all he encouraged himself in God. 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. Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. He was standing on the edge of possible death, for his followers were ready to stone him. David was greatly distressed — He had reason, not only on his own personal account (1 Samuel 30:5), but on account of the vehement outcry and insurrectionary threats against him for having left the place so defenseless that the families of his men fell an unresisting prey to the enemy. 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. As the chief cause of their calamity, by carrying them all after Achish to no purpose; whereby their city was exposed to the spoil of the enemy. This is its characteristic feature. (1 Samuel 30:6 NIV) Sometimes life can be like going 15 rounds with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. It implies clearly an acquaintance with God, some previous intercourse with him, and a connection formed between him and the soul. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. Picture the position of David, in the centre of his band. ‘My sun’-will one man claim property in that great luminary that pours its light down on the whole world? New York. And then when we look up into the heavens thus submissive, thus obedient, thus owning His authority and His rights, as well as claiming His love and His tenderness, and cry: ‘My Father,’ He will bend down and whisper into our hearts: ‘Thou art My beloved son.’ Then we shall be ‘strong, and of a good courage,’ however weak and timid, and we shall be rich, though, like David, we have lost all things. Philémon Hébreux Jacques 1 Pierre 2 Pierre. 1828. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". We are not told so, but there must have been a voice there which said, “All this is my own doing. 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. 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. 1 Samuel 1:10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-samuel-30.html. 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. That’s where we find David in 1 Samuel 30:6. David’s faith gave shape and force to his action. 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. That is the surest way of encouraging yourself. So, brethren, in all our changing circumstances, there is more than enough for us in that sweet, simple, strong thought. Wonderful have been the ways in which he has dealt with us for the awakening, preserving, and sanctifying of our souls. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/1-samuel-30.html. The ungodly, when the cisterns from whence they draw their water are broken or emptied, have no comfort left: but when every stream is dried up, the godly have still access to the Fountain itself. Are we then discouraged by outward difficulties or inward corruptions? But there is no change in the covenant security of God's love. 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 effort. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. 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. 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. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". 1765. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Aug 16, 2020. based on 1 rating. It is not by accident, nor is it a mere piece of tautology, that we read ‘the Lord his God.’ For, if you will remember, the very keynote of the psalms which are ascribed to David is just that expression, ‘My God,’ ‘My God.’ So far as the very fragmentary records of Jewish literature go, it would appear as if David was the very first of all the ancient singers to grapple that thought that he stood in a personal, individual relation to God, and God to him. God will give it, but he will not give it unless the man strains after it. I think I hear David say, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? 2. Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 30:6 ← Prior Section. Partly for the loss of his two wives, and partly because of the mutiny and murmuring of his men: for the people spake of stoning him; as the Israelites did of Moses and Aaron, Numbers 14:10; the reason of this was, because, as they judged, it was owing to David that they went along with Achish, and left the city defenceless, and because he had provoked the Amalekites by his inroad upon them, who took this opportunity of avenging themselves. 3. When he came there it was a heap of smoking ruins. There is no mystery about the road to the sweetness and holiness and power that may belong to a Christian. 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. There is another thing which we have to make an effort to do, if we would have the blessedness of this conviction filling and flooding oar hearts. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. I know not what your views of this history are. III. Bible > 1 Samuel > Chapter 30 > Verse 6 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles But we cannot occupy ourselves with these truths unless we have a distinct and resolute purpose running through our lives, of averting our eyes from the things that might make us lose sight of them and of Him. 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. 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. Précédent. It is not by accident, nor if it a mere piece of tautology, that we read “the Lord his God.” For, if you will remember, the very keynote of the psalms which are ascribed to David is just that expression, “My God,” “My God.” So far as the very fragmentary records of Jewish literature go, it would appear as if David was the very first of all the ancient singers to grapple that thought that he stood in a personal, individual relation to God, and God to him. 1 Samuel 30:6. But, naturally, the Philistine soldiers doubted their ally, and he was obliged to take himself and his troops back again to their temporary home. Some of the things that he did in life were questionable at best. 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. 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. 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. ]; and henceforth say with him, “In the day of my trouble I will call upon God [Note: Psalms 86:7.].”]. The Amalekites had attacked part of the south of Judah's land. Let us, like David, chide our unbelief [Note: Psalms 43:5. THE CONTEXT OF 1 SAMUEL 30:1-6. 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. 1905-1909. If you can never think about them they cannot affect you, and they will not make you sure that God is yours. do not overlook this whatever else you lose sight of in this sweet scripture. I need not remind you, I suppose, how this darkest moment of David’s fortunes was the moment at which the darkness broke. For the people spake of stoning him.] 1685. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". The people spake of stoning him — They may have thought at first that David’s readiness to go to the war with Achish was unwise, and now as they felt their loss, they blamed him as the cause of all, and in the emotion of the hour were ready to mutiny. 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. | 816 views. But when push came to shove, David knew where to turn. 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. Here is one of the many eloquent ‘buts’ of the Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-samuel-30.html. He calls for the ephod, enquires of the Lord, obtains a favourable response, pursues the Amalekites, rescues the captives, inflicts a crushing blow upon the captors. 4. Was he cast down? But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. III. 30:6 Dan Daud > sangat > terjepit >, ... BIS: 1 Samuel (Pendahuluan Kitab) I SAMUEL PENGANTAR Buku I Samuel berisi sejarah Israel dalam masa peralihan dari zaman Hakim-hakim kepada zaman Raja-raja. "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 daughters” (1 Samuel 30:6a). 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. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. 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. David’s faith was real subjectively, because it was sufficiently well-grounded objectively. II. I. shall I overtake?”, 2. BibliographyGill, John. 1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-samuel-30.html. Used by Permission. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. II. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-samuel-30.html. And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but … 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. David was greatly distressed, for he had been acting without consulting his God. The men on their return to their desolated homes were overwhelmed with grief. 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. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Peter had his choice whether he would look at the water, or whether he would look at Jesus Christ. That effort must consist mainly in two things. 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. … David’s answer of peace. 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