Where did the Philistines gather their armies, and into what trying dilemma was David brought? v. 1—5.
Had not these princes of the Philistines sound reason and policy on their side?
Is it always wise to be slow in trusting those who have changed sides?
What door was providentially opened for his escape out of the difficulty?
How did he reply to Achish's complimentary discharge?
Is there not reason to think his language had somewhat of a double sense and that he inwardly rejoiced to be sent away?
What parallel case of politic dissimulation may be mentioned? 2 Sam. 16. 15—19.
Did Achish persist in David's leaving the ranks, and what final orders did he give him with which he complied?
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