1 Samuel 21:8
And David said to Ahimelech, And is there not here under your hand spear or sword?…
1. We are always called upon to work as if we had but one day to work in.
2. Such impetuosity need not involve carelessness.
3. The most deliberate things are to be done with the intensest earnestness, and the intensest earnestness is never to allow itself to be deprived of the advantage and utility of the highest spiritual dignity. — When the king's business relates to the salvation of souls, who dare say there is a moment to be lost?
4. In all things let us hear the voice of the Saviour saying, "That thou doest, do quickly."
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.