Learning by Repetition – (Right click and select “Save Link As” to download)
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Pastor Kirby Lancaster
An interesting phenomenon about Biblical narrative is the subtle, yet powerful use of repetition of certain stories. In our passage today (1Samuel 26:1-13), at first glance David’s trial appears to be an exact repetition of the situation in Chapter 24, when David confronted Saul in the cave of Engedi. The account has the same characters and the same plot. The confrontation is the same, and the outcome is the same. We Westerners have little appreciation for repetition. It’s like, “Oh no, not this again!” or “Same old, same old.” or “Been there, done that!” Yet in God’s economy nothing is wasted and everything is pregnant with purpose. Let’s see what we can learn from entering into the enemy camp one more time!