God's Mercies Upon His Afflicted Servant
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Prayer of Confession
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Jude Doxology [Song]
New City Catechism Q. 41
Nothing But The Blood [Song]
Jesus Paid It All [Song]
Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.
 I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
 My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
 I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
 Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
 The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
 Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
 The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
 Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
 What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
 Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
 Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
 The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
 He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
 Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
 The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. (ESV)
New City Catechism Q. 41. http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#41
1 Samuel 23
 Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.”  Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.”  But David's men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?”  Then David inquired of the LORD again. And the LORD answered him, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand.”  And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and struck them with a great blow. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
 When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand.  Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, “God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars.”  And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.  David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”  Then David said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city on my account.  Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD, the God of Israel, please tell your servant.” And the LORD said, “He will come down.”  Then David said, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the LORD said, “They will surrender you.”  Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the expedition.  And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.
 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.  And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God.  And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this.”  And the two of them made a covenant before the LORD. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home.
 Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon?  Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand.”  And Saul said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.  Go, make yet more sure. Know and see the place where his foot is, and who has seen him there, for it is told me that he is very cunning.  See therefore and take note of all the lurking places where he hides, and come back to me with sure information. Then I will go with you. And if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.”  And they arose and went to Ziph ahead of Saul.
Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon.  And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told, so he went down to the rock and lived in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.  Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David was hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them,  a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.”  So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape.  And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of Engedi. (ESV)