Bible Time Period: Royal Kingdom
You established a kingdom on your servant David and promised him an eternal throne: Establish your kingdom in our midst.
In chapter 27, David takes refuge among the Philistines. He continues to conduct raids against Israel’s enemies (people who the Israelites failed to defeat during the conquest) while allowing Achish to believe he’s making raids on Israel.
Saul turns to divination in these chapters, even though divination and sorcery were prohibited by Mosaic law and Saul himself had put the mediums and wizards out of the land.
Setting aside questions of what exactly happened in Saul’s encounter with the witch at Endor: what very clear message was sent to Saul at that time?
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