1 Samuel 29

* David objected to by the Philistines. (1-5) He is dismissed by

Achish. (6-11)

1-5 David waited with a secret hope that the Lord would help

him out of his difficulty. But he seems to have been influenced

too much by the fear of man, in consenting to attend Achish. It

is hard to come near to the brink of sin, and not to fall in.

God inclined the princes of the Philistines to oppose David's

being employed in the battle. Thus their dislike befriended him,

when no friend could do him such a kindness.
6-11 David scarcely ever had a greater deliverance than when

dismissed from such insnaring service. God's people should

always behave themselves so, as, if possible, to get the good

word of all they have dealings with: and it is due to those who

have acted well, to speak well of them.

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