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Drinking Living Water- Day 12 March 20, 2011

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Drinking Living Water From a Fire Hose- Day 12: I Samuel 20-II Samuel 13, Psalm 60-66, Proverbs 12, John 11-19

I Samuel 16: David annointed by Samuel to be the next king of Israel, Saul, afflicted by “an evil spirit from the LORD(?)” calls for a talented musician and singer and gets David. There is a very interesting article here: http://www.heraldmag.org/2007/07ja_7.htm which tries to explain Saul’s condition as something like depression or even bi-polar disorder (Hat tip to Jimi Hendrix, “manic-depression is a frustrating mess.”) I am fascinated by this passage, wondering about an “evil spirit from the Lord” sent to trouble someone, that departs when music is played. God himself “inhabit[s] the praises of Israel.Psalm 22:3”

I think of Job 2:1 when I read this passage. I believe God allowed the evil spirit to torment Saul, as He allowed Satan to test Job.
I Samuel 17: David kills Goliath. 18, 19: Jonathan and David’s friendship and David’s growing fame and success in battle frustrates Saul. Saul tries to kill David. 19:13- why is there an idol in David & Michal’s house? 20 Jonathan protects David from Saul’s murderous anger. 21 David took the consecrated bread from the priest Ahimelek. He hides in Gath but is presented before the King (Achish) and pretends to be crazy because he is afraid. 22 King Saul orders the priests slaughtered at Nob, Doeg the Edomite obliges but Saul’s own soldiers do not. One escapes. Saul could have been killed in the cave where David hid, but David spared him. Saul asks David to promise to preserve his bloodline. 25 Nabal refuses to help David and his men. David in anger goes to kill him but Abigail his wife brings them food as a peace offering. Nabal finds out about it and has a stroke in his rage, and dies 10 days later. David asks for Abigail to marry him. I Samuel 28 Saul consults a witch to summon the spirit of Samuel, who is dead. She summons her familiar spirit and is surprised to see that it’s actually Samuel, and she knows this is trouble. I Samuel 31: Saul and his sons die in battle with Philistines. Saul takes his own life by the sword after being critically wounded by archers. II Samuel 1 David grieves for Saul and Jonathan. 2-4 war between Saul’s family and David. Mephibosheth is crippled but lives, the son of Jonathan II Samuel 9, David shows kindness to Mephibosheth Up to II Samuel 10, David had success in battle, leading his men. II Samuel 11, David sees Bathsheba, etc 12 Nathan rebukes David 13 Amnon rapes Tamar and is put to death at Absalom’s order. Solomon http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Solomon.html born “Recompense” also named Jedidiah = loved by God.
Psalm 61- lead me to the Rock!
Psalm 62:With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.
Psalm 65:5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth.
Psalm 66: 11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
Proverbs 12:4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
John 11: Lazarus dies, Jesus calls him out of the tomb after 4 days.
John 12: Palms, annointing, Judas angry about the money
John 13: Jesus washes disciples feet, Satan ENTERS Judas
John 14:6, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jewish people have names for the entrances to the various parts of the temple. They call the gate the way, the door the truth, and the veil the life. http://www.bible-history.com/court-of-women/illustration.html see 11, 8, and 2.
John 15 pruning and growth and fruit. John 16: 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Amen.

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