Monday, March 4, 2024

March 4, 2024

Doeg had seen David at the Tabernacle when he stopped to visit the priest to get bread and Goliath’s sword when he was running from Saul. He then went to Saul and told him where David was and that the priest had helped him. He failed to tell him that the priest had only helped David because he said he was on business for King Saul. So, Saul had the priest and his people brought to him, and Doeg killed all of them. Saul might have been more favorable to the priest if Doeg had been truthful and told the whole story.

After David had left the priest, he ran to a cave in Adullam and hid there. His family and four hundred others also went there to be under David’s protection. David took his parents to the king of Moab to see if he would protect them from Saul, and he agreed. One person with the priest who was killed escaped to tell David what had happened. David assured him that he would be safe with him. 

Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard. 1 Samuel 22:23

Though David’s lie was only self-preservation, look at what happened when Doeg misconstrued the truth and left out information: good people died, including the LORD’s priest. This seeming minor sin caused tragedy. A story like this exemplifies why we should always be truthful. 

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