August 13, 2023

The king who restores and plunders

Passage: 1 Samuel 30
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Theme: The LORD's king restores what is lost and plunders his enemies; trust him, don't limit his grace

Relevant Bible references:
Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death. - Exodus 21:16

The LORD said to Moses, “Take the count of the plunder that was taken, both of man and of beast, you and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers' houses of the congregation, and divide the plunder into two parts between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.” - Numbers 31:25-27

You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. - Leviticus 19:34

And the men of Israel had been hard pressed that day, so Saul had laid an oath on the people, saying, “Cursed be the man who eats food until it is evening and I am avenged on my enemies.” So none of the people had tasted food. - 1 Samuel 14:24

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.” - 1 Samuel 23:16-17

Because you did not obey the voice of the LORD and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you this day. - 1 Samuel 28:18