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Terry Stauffer
Terry Stauffer
Sunday, April 26, 2020
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1 Samuel 27:1-28:2

– Compromise –

Southgate Alliance Church, April 26, 2020


Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20


I. David’s Motivation

a. Saul’s Threats

b. David’s Heart

Compare Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

c. God’s Purposes

…they have driven me out this day that I should have no share in the heritage of the Lord, saying, ‘Go, serve other gods.

1 Samuel 26:19


David said to Solomon, “My son, I had it in my heart to build a house to the name of the Lord my God. 8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‚Äč‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars. You shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood before me on the earth 

1 Chronicles 22:7-8


29 If men rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living in the care of the Lord your God. And the lives of your enemies he shall sling out as from the hollow of a sling. 30 And when the Lord has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you and has appointed you prince over Israel, 31 my lord shall have no cause of grief or pangs of conscience for having shed blood without cause or for my lord working salvation himself. And when the Lord has dealt well with my lord, then remember your servant.”

1 Samuel 25:29-31

“How different things look from the inside, and how much more charitably we assess our own compromises and failures when under trial than those of others.” – Richard Phillips


5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: 7 “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”

Romans 4:5-8


II. David’s Schemes

a. Temporary Relief – the plan is working


b. The Plan of Action


c. The Lies

“David was brilliant and successful, but he slaughtered whole communities and lied through his teeth to Achish in the process. He had left his principles in the mountains of Judah and boxed himself into a corner where deceit and ruthlessness were the staples that kept him alive.” – Gordon Keddie


III. David’s Dilemma

a. Unintended consequences – The king’s man? 


b. Caught in a trap

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive – Walter Scott, Marmion


Conclusion / Application


Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation 6 and my God. Psalm 42:11


God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ Luke 18:13



TAQ's for 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2

– Compromise –

Southgate Alliance Church, April 26, 2020

Read 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2

In verse 1, we have an insight into David’s internal motivation (David thought to himself – NIV / David said in his heart – ESV). Was his thinking good and faithful here? Why or why not? 


Why did David go back to Gath? Note: That didn’t turn out so well the first time. See 21:10-15


Why do you think Achish was willing to accept and trust David this time? 


David lied to Achish. Was this justifiable because the Philistines were enemies of Israel?


What policy did David employ to keep his deception a secret? 


What was the problem with the offer Achish made to David in 28:1-2? 


Are you troubled about some aspects of this account of David’s life? 


What applications or lessons can we learn from this text?