Psalm 56: The Folly Of David's Life

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The solution to our problem is not to be found in the Book of 1 Samuel, it is not even to be found in Psalm 34, but the key to our dilemma is contained in Psalm 56 is based on the same event in David's life will help us to see the folly of David's fears from which God delivered him: “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee. In God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid, what can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4; v.10-11). In 1 Samuel 21:12 reads: And David took these words to heart, and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.” It was David's fear of Saul that prompted him to flee to Gath to seek protection of the Philistines in the book of (1 Samuel 27:1). It was David's dread of man which caused him to deceive others with his lips. It was David’s panic that led him to the conclusion that he must feign madness before Abimelech if he were to survive. Psalm 56 focuses on David's fears, which prompt him to flee from Judah and also to seek reserve his life by deception. However, Psalm 56 I believe David came to see his problem as…show more content…
David attempt to live in that city without revealing his identity, but was soon discovered (1 Samuel 22:110. When Achish learned of David's identity and reputation as a soldier, he seized him (superscription, Psalm 56). While David was on house arrest, he begin to ponder his situation and realized he was in grave danger. David acted as though he was insane and was expelled from Gath. The king looked back upon these events at a point in time and came to understand that he was humbled before God and wrote Psalm 56 as his confessor and vow of trust. Finally, Palm 34 was penned to praise God for His deliverance (in spite of his deception and sin) and to teach the principles pertaining to “fear of the Lord” which David had learned through this painful

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