Matthew Poole on 1 Samuel (cont. x2)

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
Interested in the music of the ancient Hebrews?

You will find some savory morsels here in Poole!

See also Robert Nevin's remarks in the "Comments"...

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
When "an evil spirit from the Lord" came upon Saul, what does it mean when the Bible says that Saul "prophesied"?

Poole explores...

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
"Men think the way to be feared is to hector and threaten, which makes them feared by fools only, but despised by the wise and good; whereas the way to be both feared and loved, feared by those to whom we would wish to be a terror and loved by those to whom we would wish to be a delight, is to behave ourselves wisely. Wisdom makes the face to shine and commands respect." -Matthew Henry

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
"And her dowry shall be...100 Philistine foreskins!"

Wait...what?!!

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
Surveying David's multiple escapes in 1 Samuel 19, Matthew Henry observes, "Thus God has many ways of preserving his people. Providence is never at a loss."

A comforting thought in troubled times...

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
"We must be willing to hear reason, and to take all reproofs and good advice even from our inferiors, parents from their own children. How forcible are right words!" -Matthew Henry

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
"Those that are ill paid for doing good, yet must not be weary of well doing, remembering what a bountiful benefactor our heavenly Father is, even to the froward and unthankful." -Matthew Henry

Illustrated in the relationship of David and Saul...

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
"[David, being persecuted by Saul] ran straight to Samuel...because with Samuel there was a college of prophets with whom he might join in praising God, and the pleasure of this exercise would be the greatest relief imaginable to him in his present distress. He met with little rest or satisfaction in Saul's court, and therefore went to seek it in Samuel's church." -Matthew Henry

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
"Many have great gifts and yet no grace, prophesy in Christ's name and yet are disowned by him, Matthew 7:22-23." -Matthew Henry

Now, Saul is seized by the prophetic Spirit...

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
Surveying David's multiple escapes in 1 Samuel 19 & 20, Matthew Henry observes, "Thus God has many ways of preserving his people. Providence is never at a loss."

A comforting thought in troubled times...


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dildaysc

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"If there be those that hate and despise us, let us not be disturbed at that, for there are those also that love and respect us. God hath set the one over against the other, and so must we." -Matthew Henry

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Junior
It seems to me that male relationships are facing ever-increasing impediments. You will have to judge for yourself...

Poole's analysis of 1 Samuel 20 (David and Jonathan) reminds us of better things...

 
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