“(charged with treason for helping David) Ahimelech, the priest, answered, ‘Let not the king impute anything to his servant. For your servant knew nothing of (David’s fall from Saul’s favor)’” 1Sam22:9

.listen to (the) explanation and give . the benefit of the doubt.” Larry Simmons

(Even after the priest’s reasonable explanation of his innocence)(King Saul) said, “You shall surely die,. you and all your father’s house (for helping David)!” 1 Samuel 23:16

.own your own feelings of anger. When we don’t own that anger we take it out on people that had nothing to do with it. Joyce Meyer: 1943- Christian teacher

“(lone remaining priest, Abiathar) .fled after David (telling him) that Saul had killed the Lord’s priests. David said, ‘I knew (Saul would find out). I have caused the death of all the persons of your father’s house.’” 1 Samuel 22:20-22

Responsible persons are mature people who have taken charge of themselves and their conduct, who own their actions and own up to them--who answer for them. Bennett, William J.

(David to Abiathar, the only surviving priest) Stay with me; do not fear. For he who seeks my life seeks your life, but with me you shall be safe." 1 Samuel 22:23

Sympathy sees and says, "I'm sorry." Compassion sees and says, "I'll help." http://www.oneliners-and-proverbs.com

David inquired of the Lord, ."Shall I go and attack these Philistines (who where robbing a town south of him)?" And the Lord said ., "Go and attack the Philistines, and save Keilah." 1 Samuel 23:1-2

(remember David is in hiding from Saul and only has a rag tag army)

I was frustrated out of my mind, trying to figure out the will of God. I was doing everything but getting into the presence of God and asking Him to show me. Paul Little