Notes from the Journey with David – 36

36. David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him (1 Samuel 30:6).
David’s plan to feign partnership with the Philistines caused him to leave his home unprotected. Now the women and children have been captured and their city burned. David’s men are angered at his leadership and he knows it. So David returns to seeking God’s direction. It’s important to see how David’s plan has cost him. When he was in Israel, Saul hated him but his men and the people trusted him. When he ran to Philistia, Saul was no longer chasing him, but he has compromised his ability to effectively lead others.

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