June 18, 2023

Sovereign over the plans of men

Passage: 1 Samuel 2:9-10; 21:7; 22:6-23
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Theme: The LORD is sovereign over the evil designs of men; there is refuge with his King

‘To the choirmaster, a maskil of David when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.” - Superscription to Psalm 52

He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plough his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots...He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. - 1 Samuel 8:11-12, 14

On the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses the one who is to die shall be put to death; a person shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness. - Deuteronomy 17:6

Prophecy concerning the house of Eli:
The only one of you whom I shall not cut off from my altar shall be spared to weep his eyes out to grieve his heart, and all the descendants of your house shall die by the sword of men. - 1 Samuel 2:33

Eli → Hophni/Phinehas → Ichabod/Ahitub → Ahijah/Ahimelech → Abiathar