Person, what do you mean you’re not going to tell me the story of those other sheep? You promised.
Well, I figured you meant you’d tell me that story next. I don’t want to wait.
Okay, I’ll listen. But this better be good.
My person says that after David escaped from King Saul, King Saul chased him around the countryside because he still wanted to kill him. For a time David hid in the cave of Adullam and his family and lots of men joined him there. The men that joined him did not have the best of character. They were the distressed, indebted, and the discontent. Person, I’m not sure what all those words mean.
Okay, I’ll listen.
My person says that David became the leader of all those men that have words with D in them. He even straightened some of them out.
How did he do that, person?
He what? He did? My person says that one of the things David did was to set a good example for the men. I set good examples. I could straighten out those men.
One of the times that King Saul was chasing David he went into a cave to relieve himself. This was not any cave. It happened to be the cave that David and his men were in. They were far back in it so King Saul didn’t see them.
While King Saul was doing his business, David crept up on him and…
He didn’t kill him? But any normal person would kill someone who was out to kill them. After all, it’s self defense.
Do you believe it? David didn’t kill King Saul. Instead he cut off the corner of his robe. Then he felt guilty for even doing that, because King Saul was the Lord’s anointed.
So David went out of the cave and told King Saul what he had done. He said he’d done nothing against King Saul and wouldn’t. David gave it to the Lord to avenge the wrongs King Saul had done to him.
Person, I think the Lord is more powerful than David. I wouldn’t want Him after me. So what happened to King Saul? Something really nasty?
What do you mean, that’s another story? I would think he’d get struck down right there.
He did? King Saul left? But he went after David again later?
I don’t get it. I think I’ll gather up my dog buddies and go after King Saul right now. See you later.
- Jealousy Can Be Deadly (bongodogblog.com)
- A Sling and a Stone (bongodogblog.com)
- Harp Service (bongodogblog.com)