Sh’mu’el Alef (1 Samuel) Chapter 30

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Chet – new beginnings; new life; a metaphysical letter above this existence.

Sh’mu’el Alef 30:1-4 Then it happened when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amaleki had made a raid on the Negev and on Ziklag, and had overthrown Ziklag and burned it with fire; and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great, without killing anyone, and carried them off and went their way. And when David and his men came to the city, look, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted their voices and wept until there was no strength in them to weep.

On a higher level, Yeshua looked upon Jerusalem and looked on the city and wept for it because it too would become desolate.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 23:36-39"Truly I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation. "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. "Look, your house is being left to you desolate! "For I say to you, from now on you shall not see Me until you say, ' Blessed is He who comes in the name of the L-rd !'"

Many are keep captive in their sins. Only Yeshua can set us totally free from our sins. Only his blood can take away our sin and set us forever free.

Hebrews 10:3-12 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when Messiah came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, `Here I am-it is written about me in the scroll- I have come to do your will, O G-d.'" First he said, "Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them" (although the law required them to be made). Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Yeshua HaMashiach once for all. Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of G-d.

Sh’mu’el Alef 30:5-6 Now David's two wives had been taken captive, Achino’am from Yizre’el and Avigayil the widow of Naval from Karmel. Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the L-RD his G-d.

David was in good company. The people wanted to stone both Moshe and Yeshua.

Sh’mot (Exodus) 17:3-4 But the people thirsted there for water; and they grumbled against Moshe and said, "Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst? So Moshe cried out to the L-RD, saying, "What shall I do to this people? A little more and they will stone me."

Yochanan (John) 10:31-32 The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Yeshua answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?"

Sh’mu’el Alef 30:7-12 Then David said to Avyatar the priest, the son of Achimelekh, "Please bring me the ephod." So Avyatar brought the ephod to David. And David inquired of the L-RD, saying, "Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?" And He said to him, "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them, and you shall surely rescue all." So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the Vadi B’sor, where those left behind remained. But David pursued, he and four hundred men, for two hundred who were too exhausted to cross the Vadi B’sor, remained behind. Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink. And they gave him a piece of fig cake and two clusters of raisins, and he ate; then his spirit revived. For he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights.

He is given new life after three days and three nights. What is this a subtle picture of? Surely you know.

Sh’mu’el Alef 30:13-17 And David said to him, "To whom do you belong? And where are you from?" And he said, "I am a young man of Egypt, a servant of an Amaleki; and my master left me behind when I fell sick three days ago. We made a raid on the Negev of the K’reti, and on that which belongs to Y’hudah, and on the Negev of Kalev, and we burned Ziklag with fire." Then David said to him, "Will you bring me down to this band?" And he said, "Swear to me by G-d that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring you down to this band." And when he had brought him down, look, they were spread over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Y’hudah. And David slaughtered them from the twilight until the evening of the next day; and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled.

Just as the L-rd promised, David and his men were victorious.

Sh’mu’el Alef 30:18-25 So David recovered all that the Amaleki had taken, and rescued his two wives. But nothing of theirs was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that they had taken for themselves; David brought it all back. So David had captured all the sheep and the cattle which the people drove ahead of the other livestock, and they said, "This is David's spoil." When David came to the two hundred men who were too exhausted to follow David, who had also been left at the Vadi B’sor, and they went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him, then David approached the people and greeted them. Then all the wicked and worthless men among those who went with David answered and said, "Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away and depart." Then David said, "You must not do so, my brothers, with what the L-RD has given us, who has kept us and delivered into our hand the band that came against us. And who will listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike." And so it has been from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day.

The opposition of certain people against David did not stop David from showing kindness according to the law.

Yeshua when he returns to conquer the nations will still show kindness to Israel regardless of their past opposition toward Him. The new covenant will also still be offered to Israel when they see him face to face.

Sh’mu’el Alef 30:26-31 Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Y’hudah, to his friends, saying, "Look, a gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the L-RD: to those who were in Beit-El, and to those who were in Ramot of the Negev, and to those who were in Yatir, and to those who were in Aro’er, and to those who were in Sifmot, and to those who were in Esht’moa, and to those who were in Rakhal, and to those who were in the cities of the Yerachme’eli, and to those who were in the cities of the Keni, and to those who were in Hormah, and to those who were in Kor-Ashan, and to those who were in Atakh, and to those who were in Hevron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were accustomed to go. "