Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of II Samuel Chapter 1
Metaphysically Interpreting II Samuel 1:1-27
1:1And it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; 1:2it came to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance. 1:3And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. 1:4And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, The people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also. 1:5And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead? 1:6And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul was leaning upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and the horsemen followed hard after him. 1:7And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I. 1:8And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite. 1:9And he said unto me, Stand, I pray thee, beside me, and slay me; for anguish hath taken hold of me, because my life is yet whole in me. 1:10So I stood beside him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.
1:11Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him: 1:12and they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword. 1:13And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a sojourner, an Amalekite. 1:14And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to put forth thy hand to destroy Jehovah's anointed? 1:15And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him, so that he died. 1:16And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.
1:25How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
Jonathan is slain upon thy high places.
1:27How are the mighty fallen,
And the weapons of war perished!
August 24, 1930: II Sam. 1:25-27
What was the general outcome of the relationship existing between Jonathan, Saul, and David? Jonathan (human love) was slain. (From a metaphysical viewpoint this means that human love was raised up until it was merged with divine love.) History shows that Saul (representing the will acting for selfish ends) was not loyal to Jehovah. In his extremity he sought guidance of a woman with a “familiar spirit.” Selfish will cannot make contact with unselfish love. Selfishness is doomed to pass away; so long as it occupies a place in consciousness, it opposes the activities of love and truth. David (divine love) was preserved in order that the people of Israel (real thoughts) might be ruled, by this unselfish power.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 11-05-2013