1 Samuel 14

The Philistines are defeated by Jonathan and followed by Saul. Saul gives a foolish order and Jonathan is almost killed by him. Saul’s military efforts are summarized.

  • Think and meditate on verse 6, especially the last part (cp. Lev 26:8; Josh 23:10; Judg 7).
  • Who was credited with the victory (v. 23)?
  • Saul’s request to “roll a great stone” in verse 33 sounds puzzling, but read it with verses 34–35. What was Saul doing? How often had he done this? What does that say about where he was spiritually?