Lectionary Lab PREMIUM Edition for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B
June 27, 2021
Comments and Illustrations by John Fairless
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Lots of action has happened between David’s victory over Goliath and the opening of our text for today.
David has fallen into disfavor with Saul, who is affected by an “evil spirit.” This is some harmful affliction — perhaps we would call it depression or paranoia — that makes Saul suspicious …