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Chapter Summaries: 1 Samuel Chapter 30 Summary

1 Samuel Chapter 30 Summary

1 Samuel Chapter 30 Summary

Hey there Bible Students, today we’re looking at 1 Samuel chapter 30 summary. Chapter 30 of first Samuel begins with a bit of drama. David and his men returned to Ziklag, which was a town located by the Negev. It is a region in the south of the Kingdom of Judah.

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When they got there (to Ziklag) they realized the town had been invaded and looted. The Amalekites invaded and took captive all of David’s things. They took his men’s wives and children, even David’s two wives were taken captive. David’s men were crying and weeping until they couldn’t anymore.

David also was greatly distressed because his own mighty men were turning on him. Some thought of stoning him, they were so grieved over the loss of their children. David kept himself together and went to his God.

Too Distraught to fight, so they hung back…

Encouraged of God, David enquired of the Lord if he should pursue. He also asked if he would be able to overtake the kidnappers and retrieve all?

God told him to pursue and that he would be able to retrieve all that they lost. Very comforting for David, but many of his men didn’t have the same level of comfort. Four hundred of his men went with David, while two hundred stayed back because they were too distraught to fight.

As they searched for the kidnappers, they ran into an Egyptian who was part of the invasion at Ziklag with the Amalekites.

Apparently this is why people get rid of weak links today, the Egyptian that was left behind was too weak to continue on the looting mission. He was left to fend on his own. These days they would have killed him.

David Recovered Everything, nothing left!

When David saw the man, he fed the Egyptian who was probably left to die and David had him give up intelligence of where the Amalekites went to loot next. The Egyptian did so, like a true snitch would, and preserved his life.

David and the four hundred men pursued after the Amalekites, and upon finding them, battled and recovered everything, all the women and the children, nothing was left.

When they returned to their base camp, many of the four hundred men who put their lives on the line going with David to recover all, they didn’t want to share any of the spoil with the two hundred men who stayed behind. In fact, they truly wanted the them to get their children and wives and get on with their lives.

Politics in Kingship!

However, David denied their request! He stated that the Lord had preserved and delivered them all. Thus David made sure everyone got some of the spoils. David is surely a wise leader.

The chapter ends with David sending gifts to many different cities back in Judah, the spoil of the Amalekites, the enemies of God, was used as the gifts. Nice political move, David! This is first Samuel chapter 30 summary.

Selah

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