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|NASB||1 Samuel 24:5 It came about afterward that David's conscience bothered him because he had cut off the edge of Saul's robe.|
|1 Samuel 24:5 Afterward, David's conscience bothered him because he had cut off the hem of Saul's robe.|
What made David's conscience bother him?
Wasn't cutting off the edge of Saul's robe a minor thing ... even more so when he was advised to kill him?
What do we do when our conscience bothers us?
-Do we ever try to ingnore it? Why?
Bible Answer: Hello Steve,
"24:5 Davidís conscience was troubled, for touching Saulís clothing was tantamount to touching his person, and David knew it was wrong to lift up a hand against the Lordís anointed king (24:6, 10)." (Ryrie's Study Bible)
"Davidís heart troubled him: David was conscience-stricken. He knew it was wrong to assault the Lordís anointed king (vv. 6, 10). Even though David had not really done anything to hurt the king physically, the fact that he had reached out with his knife troubled him." (Nelson Study Bible)
Even though he did not kill Saul, the very thought of it troubled him! This, I believe, symbolizes how we all should react to sin.. We should never ignore our conscience.
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