F I R S T S A M U E L
Preparations are herein making for that war which
will put an end to the life and reign of Saul, and so make way for
David to the throne. In this war, I. The Philistines are the
aggressors and Achish their king makes David his confidant,
ver. 1, 2. II. The
Israelites prepare to receive them, and Saul their king makes the
devil his privy-counsellor, and thereby fills the measure of his
iniquity. Observe, 1. The despairing condition which Saul was in,
ver. 3-6. 2. The
application he made to a witch, to bring him up Samuel, ver. 7-14. 3. His discourse with
the apparition, ver.
15-19. The damp it struck upon him, ver. 20-25.