For a Christian feeling the pressure of trials and persecution, a study of 1 Samuel, is beneficial. David, the anointed heir to the throne, is on the run, hunted by his predecessor and incumbent, Saul. Unable to control his envy, Saul seeks David’s life. Unable to control his enemy, David seeks safety with the aid of his close confidante, Saul's son, Jonathan. In 1 Samuel 22:1-2, we find David taking refuge in the cave of Adullam.