King Saul was an interesting man in Israel’s history. He was the nation’s first anointed king, but he was a man plagued with fear and insecurities. When Saul saw that he had a warrior (David) of great accomplishments on his hand, he feared him when he should have been made more secure by him. Instead of honoring David, he desired to pin him to the wall (1 Samuel 18:11), and engage in other activities that would remove this perceived (not actual) threat. An interesting phrase is used by Scripture concerning this relationship: “Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him” (18:12). Was Saul afraid of David physically? To read more

 

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