Is it permissible to lie when telling the truth could lead to tragedy? On the run from Saul, David lied to Ahimelech about not being alone. The priest then helped the fugitive by giving him holy bread. How did Ahimelech decide he could break ceremonial law and share the bread reserved for priests? Alistair Begg examines this strange episode in David’s life, whose circumstances—despite his decisions—point forward to the greater King, Jesus.