The Danger of Insecurity

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

1 Samuel 18:1-9

When David returned, “…the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as him as himself” (1) A contrast of motives is seen between Saul and his son. Saul saw David as a beneficial tool, but Jonathan saw him as a friend in pure love. Saul permanently takes David to serve in his army, but Jonathan makes a covenant with him giving him his robe and his armor. David honored Saul going wherever he sent him with such success that he was loved by the people and Saul’s servants. When returning from war, “…women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul,…” (6b). They sang, “…’Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.’” (7b). Though they came out to meet and honor Saul, his insecurity manifested in anger. Though David was an asset, Saul viewed him as a threat. “Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.” (9) Let us guard against insecurity, for it blinds us to truth and generates unhealthy emotions.