David’s Defeat of the Amalekites 30 1David and his men arrived in Ziklag on the third day. The Amalekites had raided the Negev and attacked and burned down Ziklag. 2They also had kidnapped the women and everyone[C] in it from the youngest to the oldest. They had killed no one but had carried them off as they went on their way. 3When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned down. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped. 4David and the troops with him wept loudly until they had no strength left to weep. 5David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelite and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had also been kidnapped. 6David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. 7David said to Abiathar the priest, son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought it to him, 8and David asked the Lord: “Should I pursue these raiders? Will I overtake them?” The Lord replied to him, “Pursue them, for you will certainly overtake them and rescue the people.” 9David and the 600 men with him went as far as the Wadi Besor, where 200 men who were to remain behind would stop. 10They stopped because they were too exhausted to cross the Wadi Besor. David and 400 of the men continued in pursuit. 11They found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. They gave him some bread to eat and water to drink. 12Then they gave him some pressed figs and two clusters of raisins. After he ate he revived, for he hadn’t eaten food or drunk water for three days and three nights. 13Then David said to him, “Who do you belong to? Where are you from?” “I’m an Egyptian, the slave of an Amalekite man,” he said. “My master abandoned me when I got sick three days ago. 14We raided the south country of the Cherethites, the territory of Judah, and the south country of Caleb, and we burned down Ziklag.” 15David then asked him, “Will you lead me to these raiders?” He said, “Swear to me by God that you won’t kill me or turn me over to my master, and I will lead you to them.” 16So he led him, and there were the Amalekites, spread out over the entire area, eating, drinking, and celebrating because of the great amount of plunder they had taken from the land of the Philistines and the land of Judah. 17David slaughtered them from twilight until the evening of the next day. None of them escaped, except 400 young men who got on camels and fled. 18David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken; he also rescued his two wives. 19Nothing of theirs was missing from the youngest to the oldest, including the sons and daughters, of all the plunder the Amalekites had taken. David got everything back. 20He took all the sheep and cattle, which were driven ahead of the other livestock, and the people shouted, “This is David’s plunder!” 21When David came to the 200 men who had been too exhausted to go with him and had been left at the Wadi Besor, they came out to meet him and to meet the troops with him. When David approached the men, he greeted them, 22but all the corrupt and worthless men among those who had gone with David argued, “Because they didn’t go with us, we will not give any of the plunder we recovered to them except for each man’s wife and children. They may take them and go.” 23But David said, “My brothers, you must not do this with what the Lord has given us. He protected us and handed over to us the raiders who came against us. 24Who can agree to your proposal? The share of the one who goes into battle is to be the same as the share of the one who remains with the supplies. They will share equally.” 25And it has been so from that day forward. David established this policy as a law and an ordinance for Israel and it continues to this very day. 26When David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to his friends, the elders of Judah, saying, “Here is a gift for you from the plunder of the Lord’s enemies.” 27 He sent gifts to those in Bethel, in Ramoth of the Negev, and in Jattir; 28to those in Aroer, in Siphmoth, and in Eshtemoa; 29to those in Racal, in the towns of the Jerahmeelites, and in the towns of the Kenites; 30to those in Hormah, in Bor-ashan, and in Athach; 31to those in Hebron, and to those in all the places where David and his men had roamed.
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Poner nuestra Confianza y ser Fortalecidos en el Señor nuestro Dios!!
Poner nuestra Confianza y ser Fortalecidos en el Señor nuestro Dios!!
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Pastor Steve Dream Center Sept. 4, 2011 1 Samuel 30:3-8 To encourage yourself in ... Read More
Pastor Steve Dream Center Sept. 4, 2011 1 Samuel 30:3-8 To encourage yourself in the Lord reflect on the faithfulness of God in your own life. Encouragement will help you seek His counsel and hear from God.  "Pursue, overtake, and you will recover all!!" - David's word from the Lord.
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-When God makes you a promise it is easier to stand on it then anything else...God's promises are undeniable  -God has a habit of using un-impressive people to demonstrate His power -David is an example; in 1Sam he is being pursued by Saul -At this place called Adullum, David was trying to hide...but God wanted a new king and instructed Samuel to anoint the next King...was to be a son of Jesse -David was God's choice...the youngest son of Jesse...and went on to defeat Goliath -When God anoints you it is not always a straight path and not in your time; every moment you wait is a moment closer to your anointing -God's anointing will either draw people to you or drive people away from you -God doesn't have to move you to promote you (or the power) -Don't try to predict (forecast) God...rely on faith and be satisfied with God's blessings...hold on to God's promise
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