A Blessing For All - 1 Samuel 30

A Blessing For All - 1 Samuel 30

​1 Samuel 30

October 4th, 2018

Should I, alone, receive the spoils and victory God has prepared if I'm the only one doing the work and fighting for them? I did the work so I should receive the profit of my labor, right? I fought tirelessly, therefore, the spoils of the victory should only go to me, correct?


Or should the spoils go to all of God's children?


This was the question posed in this chapter.


Tired, faint and hungry, David pursues the Amalekites who burned Ziklag. But it wasn't all of David's army that pursed some stayed back because they were so faint. The ones that carried on, no doubt extremely faint as well, caught up with the Amalekites and destroyed them and recovered all that was taken just as the Lord said to David.


David declared that the spoils that were recovered were to be shared with those that didn't fight in the battle. Which is a beautiful example of the verse in Romans that says the strong shall carry the burdens of the weak. God has given us the support of one another.


No matter if you are weak right now, know that there are those that are strong that stand beside you to carry your heavy load and will fight your battles. And if you're strong right now, know that your strength in battle is helping many of your brothers and sisters. It doesn't go unnoticed or without appreciation.

1 Samuel 30:1-31 (KJV) 

The Amalekites spoil Ziklag

1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.
4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
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.
7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.
8 And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
9 So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.
10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.
11 And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;
12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins: and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, three days and three nights.
13 And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.
14 We made an invasion upon the south of the Cherethites, and upon the coast which belongeth to Judah, and upon the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.
15 And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company.
16 And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
17 And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.
18 And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.
19 And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all.
20 And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil.
21 And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.
22 Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.
23 Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the LORD hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand.
24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.
25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.
26 And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of the LORD;
27 To them which were in Bethel, and to them which were in south Ramoth, and to them which were in Jattir,
28 And to them which were in Aroer, and to them which were in Siphmoth, and to them which were in Eshtemoa,
29 And to them which were in Rachal, and to them which were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to them which were in the cities of the Kenites,
30 And to them which were in Hormah, and to them which were in Chorashan, and to them which were in Athach,
31 And to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt. 


October 2018

 
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1 Samuel 28
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1 Samuel 29
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1 Samuel 30
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1 Samuel 31
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2 Samuel 1
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2 Samuel 2
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2 Samuel 3
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2 Samuel 4
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2 Samuel 5
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2 Samuel 6
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2 Samuel 7
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2 Samuel 8
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2 Samuel 9
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2 Samuel 10
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2 Samuel 11
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2 Samuel 12
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2 Samuel 13
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2 Samuel 14
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2 Samuel 15
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2 Samuel 16
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2 Samuel 17
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2 Samuel 18
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2 Samuel 19
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2 Samuel 20​
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2 Samuel 21​
26

2 Samuel 22​
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2 Samuel 2​3
28

2 Samuel 2​4
29

1 Kings 1
30

1 Kings 2
31

1 Kings 3



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Comments 2

Christie Kiggins on Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:27

This means so much to me right now at a time where I am dealing with things I’ve never dealt with before. I believe my brothers and sisters are praying with me and for me and God will see us all through. Thank you Jesus!!!

This means so much to me right now at a time where I am dealing with things I’ve never dealt with before. I believe my brothers and sisters are praying with me and for me and God will see us all through. Thank you Jesus!!!
Janette Tomlinson on Sunday, 07 October 2018 10:15

No person is "on" all the time, we become weak at times and need help, pray, support and kindness. No person is an island. What one does in the camp effects the whole of the camp. The Lord gives the victory not man. A blessing for all.

No person is "on" all the time, we become weak at times and need help, pray, support and kindness. No person is an island. What one does in the camp effects the whole of the camp. The Lord gives the victory not man. A blessing for all.
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