First Baptist Church Independence VA

High Risks and High Stake - 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2

In 1 Samuel 27 David had just emerged from a string of three remarkable spiritual victories. He had spared Saul’s life once in the cave at En Gedi (24). Then he had spared Nabal’s life when Abigail interceded (25). Finally, he had a very recently spared Saul’s life again when he crept into the camp and found Saul sleeping (26). Now in 1 Samuel 27, David transitions from the mountaintop to the valley-he moves from being at his best to being at his worst. 1. David flees to the Philistines (27:1-7). 2. David outsmarts Achish and himself (27:8-28:2).