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Targeted by a Resentful, Jealous King and You (1 Samuel 18)

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King Saul becomes very resentful and jealous of David when it becomes clear that the Spirit of God had left him and was with David. The king set David up to be killed, but his plan failed. King Saul ended up giving one of his daughters to David in marriage as a result of his failed plot, and he became even more suspicious toward David. This is what was going on with David during that period:

1 Samuel 18:16a New King James Version (NKJV)

16 But all Israel and Judah loved David.

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1 Samuel 18:28-30New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Thus Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him; 29 and Saul was still more afraid of David. So Saul became David’s enemy continually. 30 Then the princes of the Philistines went out to war. And so it was, whenever they went out, that David behaved more wisely than all the servants of Saul, so that his name became highly esteemed.

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