1 Samuel 19* Jonathan reconciles his father to David, Saul again tries toslay him. (1-10) David flees to Samuel. (11-24)1-10 How forcible are right words! Saul was, for a time,convinced of the unreasonableness of his enmity to David; but hecontinued his malice against David. So incurable is the hatredof the seed of the serpent against that of the woman; sodeceitful and desperately wicked is the heart of man without thegrace of God, #Jer 17:9|. 11-24 Michal's stratagem to gain time till David got to adistance was allowable, but her falsehood had not even the pleaof necessity to excuse it, and manifests that she was notinfluenced by the same spirit of piety which had dictatedJonathan's language to Saul. In flying to Samuel, David made Godhis refuge. Samuel, as a prophet, was best able to advise himwhat to do in this day of distress. He met with little rest orsatisfaction in Saul's court, therefore went to seek it inSamuel's church. What little pleasure is to be had in thisworld, those have who live a life of communion with God; to thatDavid returned in the time of trouble. So impatient was Saulafter David's blood, so restless against him, that althoughbaffled by one providence after another, he could not see thatDavid was under the special protection of God. And when God willtake this way to protect David, even Saul prophesies. Many havegreat gifts, yet no grace; they may prophesy in Christ's name,yet are disowned by him. Let us daily seek for renewing grace,which shall be in us as a well of water springing up intoeverlasting life. Let us cleave to truth and holiness with fullpurpose of heart. In every danger and trouble, let us seekprotection, comfort, and direction in God's ordinances.
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