Psalms 54:2
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2  when the Ziphites came and told Shaul, “Know, David is in hiding among us.”

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ב  בְּבוֹא הַזִּיפִים וַיֹּאמְרוּ לְשָׁאוּל הֲלֹא דָוִד מִסְתַּתֵּר עִמָּנוּ׃

54:2   The Ziphites

David sings in times of sadness, danger and fright, and of course he also sings in times of salvation, joy and triumph. One such episode of salvation is described in Shmuel I 23. The people of Ziph, a city in the portion of Yehuda, report David’s location to Shaul. Unaware of this betrayal, David dwells among the Ziphites until Shaul is close by, ready to end David’s life. The story reaches its climax with David on one side of a mountain in the wilderness of Maon, and Shaul on the other about to pounce. Miraculously, just as he is ready to strike, a messenger appears to Shaul, informing him that the Philistines are attacking and that he is needed elsewhere in the kingdom. David is able to flee, and later acknowledges Hashem’s graciousness and salvation in this psalm.

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  • David is the kind of man who loves to sing in life of his joy and sadness, fear and happiness. In all ways and times his dealings and feeling with God. David has a great heart that is filled with great joy for thee love of God. David is just this way, it is in his DNA. Since David is a man after God's own heart. David is watched over and will be used by God in many ways to bring the nation of Israel to great Glory and at times to great spiritual awakening even at David's sorrow and personal loss to teach David to always follow in God's footsteps. God Loves David, As well David loves God and the people of Israel and the Jewish People Forever. carl

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