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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. He had long been a wandering outlaw, and had finally been driven, by Saul’s persistent hostility, to take refuge in the Philistines’ country. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. For the possession is reciprocal; we say, ‘My God,’ and He says, ‘My people.’ Unless we yield ourselves to Him and say, ‘I am Thine,’ we shall never be able to say, ‘Thou art mine.’ We must recognise His possession of us; we must yield ourselves; we must obey; we must elect Him as our chief good, we must feel that we are not our own, but bought with a price. 1 Samuel 30:6 Now David was greatly distressed … but David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Then David, we shall see, threw himself, with all his old perfect trustfulness, upon the mercy of his God. A. ‘But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God’ and the bleeding heart was stanched, and the yearning for some one to love and be loved by was satisfied, when he turned himself from the desolation of earth to the riches in the heavens. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". {See Trapp on "Habakkuk 3:17"} {See Trapp on "Habakkuk 3:18"}. Believe also in his Son Jesus. 5. Everything was gone; property, cattle, wives, children-and all was desolation. But, naturally, the Philistine soldiers doubted their ally, and he was obliged to take himself and his troops back again to their temporary home. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 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. You never know the good of the breakwater until the storm is rolling the waves against its outer side. “In the Lord,” observe. 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. He only wants to know how it is to he done. 1905. 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. David might have drawn, if he had pleased, a measure of encouragement from those valiant men who joined him just about this particular time; for it happened, according to 1 Chronicles 12:19-20, that many united with his band at that hour. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". We may also see much of his goodness in our own experience. 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. Under the pressure of so unexpected and widespread a calamity, of which he was upbraided as the indirect occasion, the spirit of any other leader, guided by ordinary motives, would have sunk; "but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God." The men on their return to their desolated homes were overwhelmed with grief. David’s faith was real subjectively, because it was sufficiently well-grounded objectively. ], 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. Let us, like David, chide our unbelief [Note: Psalms 43:5. But he encouraged himself “in the Lord his God,” namely, in Jehovah. This leads us to remark upon the sufficiency of David’s faith. 1905-1909. 1 Samuel 30:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Samuel 30:6, NIV: "David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters.But David found strength in the LORD his God." But David, encouraged by God, pursues them. 1865-1868. David was greatly distressed. But a material point to be noticed here is David’s connection with this high Being. 7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. The golden rule in David’s day was, “Do others, for others will certainly do you.”. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". Spurgeon.). Encouraged himself — That is, in this that the all-wise, and all-powerful Lord, was his God by covenant and special promise, and fatherly affection, as he had shewed himself to be in the whole course of his providence towards him. 1. 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. II. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/1-samuel-30.html. He was standing on the edge of possible death, for his followers were ready to stone him. See 1 Samuel 30:3. III. No marvel that God remembereth David in all his troubles, since David did in all his troubles thus remember his God. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mac/1-samuel-30.html. David’s faith gave shape and force to his action. 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. “The Lord,” observe again--Jehovah, as the capital letters in our Bibles indicate; the self-existent, everlasting, unchangeable, unlimited, all-sufficient God. Does he not, Himself say, “Let him lay hold on My strength?” I remember old Master Quarles has a strange picture of one trying to strike another with a flail, and how does the other escape? He had that which supported him in the fail of outward comforts - viz., the power, promises, and fatherly providence of God; who is here called his God, as being in covenant with him, never to fail him nor forsake him. 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. That’s where we find David in 1 Samuel 30:6. So, brethren, in all our changing circumstances, there is more than enough for us in that sweet, simple, strong thought. Has He not ordained me to be king in Israel? The efficacy of this is eternally and everlastingly the same. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Persistent health problems, chronic pain, and doctor visit after doctor visit with no answers weakens us like a flurry of body blows. Yes. ]: these he called to mind in this season of trial and distress [Note: Psalms 42:6; Psalms 77:10-11. 1 Samuel 30:6-15. 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. His wives were gone. See Habakkuk 3:17-18. Observe, that David takes it for granted that his God is going to help him. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "1 Samuel 30:6". ‘My atmosphere’-will one man claim the free, unappropriated winds of heaven as his? 6. Seluruh rakyat 2 itu telah pedih hati, masing-masing karena anaknya laki-laki dan perempuan. David did not always do what was right. Worse than this, if worse can be, David had also followed policy instead of truth. If a man will not think about Christian truth he will not have the blessedness of Christian possession of God. New York. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". 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.’. Application:--“Nil desperandum!” We may encourage ourselves and one another in the Lord our God. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-30.html. In Jesus Christ He is our Lord and our God. 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. But when push came to shove, David knew where to turn. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". 4. The Lord his God was the sufficient portion for this man when he stood a homeless pauper. Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Aug 16, 2020. based on 1 rating. Do you need an interpretation of this parable? 1 Samuel 30:6-8 King James Version (KJV). When he came there it was a heap of smoking ruins. I am reminded of a story in a fascinating book entitled Shantung Compound, written by Langdon Gilkey. Was he cast down? ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 1 Thessaloniciens 2 Thessaloniciens 1 Timothée 2 Timothée Tite. 1 Samuel 30:6. If you never think about them they cannot affect you, and they will not make you sure that God is yours. David was at perhaps the very lowest ebb of his fortunes. Was he agitated? 3. David was greatly distressed, for he had been acting without consulting his God. For the possession is reciprocal; we say, “My God,” and He says, “My people.” Unless we yield ourselves to Him and say, “I am Thine,” we shall never be able to say, “Thou art mine.” We must recognise His possession of us; we must yield ourselves; we must obey; we must elect Him as our chief good, we must feel that we are not our own, but bought with a price. 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. God in Christ is an ocean that never dries, never lessens, never abates. The Biblical Illustrator. He “encouraged himself in the Lord his God”--that is what he is said to have done. b. 2. 2 Samuel 17:8 For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. There will be changes in God's people, like the ebbings and flowings of the tide. 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. 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. 1. 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. Konteks. Nothing. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-samuel-30.html. 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. I know not what your views of this history are. ), I. 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 the king, 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 a hand as his very own, and God had hold of him, I would not go to the length of saying that the living realisation, in heart and mind, of this personal possession of God is the difference between a traditional sad 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. Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel. (Joseph Morris.). 1 Samuel 30:7 NKJV. While we admire the conduct of David in this particular, let us consider, Certainly the grounds of David’s encouragement are equally calculated for our support—, [God is still the same almighty and gracious Being as ever: his arm is not shortened, nor is his ear heavy with respect to us. III. The text itself draws our attention to these. 1 Samuel 30:6 Context. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. It is the very thing to do. No. God is enough; whatever else may go. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God — Who had never failed him in his greatest distresses; and in whom he still had confidence. 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. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. But David found strength in the Lord his God. And at that moment what did he do? In proportion therefore as God’s faithfulness has been tried and ascertained, our confidence in him must be increased. 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. Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 30:20 Next Section → Sermon Notes for Ruth 1:16,17; 2:12 ← Prior Book. For notwithstanding all David's unworthiness and undeservings, God was still his God in covenant. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. 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. See 1 Samuel 22:2. The book is about how confinement affected the lives of those interned in Shantung Compound, an old church encampment hardly suited for the task, when the Japanese overran China during the Second World War and all western foreigners residing in China were interned there. 1. Close in with God. “Shall I pursue? Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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.’ There was only one possession in all the world, except his body and the clothes that he stood in, that he could call his own at that moment. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-samuel-30.html. Get rid of sham faith, and really believe. Philémon Hébreux Jacques 1 Pierre 2 Pierre. And so it was his God that he laid hold of at that dark hour. And so it was his God that he laid hold of at that dark hour. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. 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. Having fled from King Saul . "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". A paycheck that won’t cover unexpected bills doubles us over like a punch in the gut. Virtus lecythos habet in malis, he turned into his counting house, and there saw himself well stored, and well underlaid, as we say. 1828. "E.W. 2. give me grace, that whatever leanness or barrenness there may be in me, I may, like David, encourage myself in the Lord my God. 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. 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." 2. 3. What does this verse really mean? 1909-1922. It was in this view that he was enabled to call God IIIS God; and the thought of this relation to God added ten-fold confidence to his soul.]. The Happy Dance. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/1-samuel-30.html. 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. The affliction now was grown to its height. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 1 Samuel 30:6 Translation & Meaning. he encouraged himself in Jehovah, his God. 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. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. 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. And if I am right in my conjecture, what a blessed issue did the Lord bring this affair to? 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. His turbulent followers rose against him, a mutiny broke out-a dangerous thing amongst such a crew-and they were ready to stone him. (6) For the people spake of stoning him.—Probably the discontent and anger of the people had been previously aroused by David’s close connection with Achish, which had entailed upon these valiant Israelites the bitter degradation of having had to march against their own countrymen under the banner of the Philistine King of Gath; and now, finding that David had neglected to provide against the Amalekite raid, their pent-up fury thus displayed itself. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide…. BibliographySimeon, Charles. 3. 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. He says, “In my distress I cried unto the Lord and He heard me.” Trust in the Lord your God. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Cling to Him by faith: hold fast by Him in hope. 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. Reader! 1832. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:6". Wonderful have been the ways in which he has dealt with us for the awakening, preserving, and sanctifying of our souls. 1. i. God’s promise was proved true. 4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. 1 Samuel 1:10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God! We are not told so, but there must have been a voice there which said, “All this is my own doing. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Their ancestors had once threatened to stone Moses, Exodus xvii., &c. (Tirinus). 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. Not quite a P.O.… He who speaks to everybody except himself is a great fool. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.]
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