Vrs 2-this is one reason people fled, from King Saul's tyranny, and people who were in debt, in distress, discontented Is this people one would think would be the first, the start of Davids People?
Its the same with Jesus, many come to him , because of the same reasons. It tells us a lot about fleeing danger, and fleeing from tyranny. It is more true today.
1Sa 22:1 David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.
1Sa 22:2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Note-Kind David was as type of Christ.
It can mean faithful gathering- adullam.
Adul'lam. (justice of the people).
their testimony; their prey; their ornament
1 Samuel 22:1
David therefore departed from thence,.... From Gath, being driven by Achish from his court, and let go by his servants, and glad he was of the deliverance:
and escaped to the cave Adullam; which was no doubt near to a city of the same name in the tribe of Judah, of which See Gill on Jos_15:35; this being a strong place, and in his own tribe, he might hope to be in greater safety; here he penned his hundred forty second psalm, see Psa_142:1,
and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it; that he was come thither:
they went down thither to him; to visit and comfort him, counsel and assist him all they could; and chiefly to secure themselves from the rage and malice of Saul, who they might fear would fall upon them, and avenge himself on them for David's sake.
1 Samuel 22:2
Discontented - See the margin. (Compare 1Sa_30:6; 2Sa_17:8.) The phrase here denotes those who were exasperated by Saul’s tyranny.
1 Samuel 22:2
And every one that was in distress - debt - discontented - It is very possible that these several disaffected and exceptionable characters might at first have supposed that David, unjustly persecuted, would be glad to avail himself of their assistance that he might revenge himself upon Saul, and so they in the mean time might profit by plunder, etc. But if this were their design they were greatly disappointed, for David never made any improper use of them. They are never found plundering or murdering; on the contrary, they always appear under good discipline, and are only employed in services of a beneficent nature, and in defense of their country. Whatever they were before they came to David, we find that he succeeded in civilizing them, and making profitable to the state those who were before unprofitable. It is not necessary to strain the words of the original in order to prove that these were oppressed people, and not exceptionable characters, as some have done.
Others fled at times, Jesus, our lord did, Paul, so many fled, when persecuted in one city flee to the next. The caves that had 50 prophets in them hiding from Ahab and Evil Queen Jezebel. The prophet Elisha was at the same time during the famine at a river and was fed by Ravens, the river dried up, because of the great famine and in comes the widow with enough to make one meal, but the Prophet instructed her what to do, enough oil cam supernaturally to pay ones owed and to live a long time, like Jesus feeding the 4,000 and 5,000. Same supernatural preservation will be needed now, hence this off line ministry and others like it.
It is time to arise, do what your being told to do, have a plan A, B, and C. Have a plan, have an action plan birthed in prayer.
Human plans will fall, God ordained ones will not.
Get you plan and house in order, now would be the time, not after, now, wisdom would say such “ The prudent man foresees and hides himself.
All should have disaster prepping and long term location preparedness, in such places you will see the lord move in, among, around your location, he is our refuge and tower. It is time to flee. I tell you today, its time to get ready. I pray someone heeds this.