1 Sam 27:1

27:1 one day by the hand of Saul. Despite recently learned lessons of faith (26:10), David tires of being a fugitive in constant danger and gives in to the human fear that Saul will eventually succeed in destroying him. David’s anxiety may be heightened since he and his men have their families with them (v. 3). For the second time (21:10), David seeks refuge among Israel’s archenemies, the Philistines.