1Samuel 22:1-2, So David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father’s household heard of it, they went down there to him. Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.
David escaped from the relentless pursuit of Saul by finding refuge in the “stronghold”. Psalm 91 tells us that (verses 1-2), “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to Yahovah, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” Of those that joined David in the stronghold we find from 1Samuel 15:21 and 2Samuel 27:2, that they were still faithful to him thirty and more years later.
David’s brothers and his parents came to him in the stronghold as well as Abiathar the priest: 1Samuel 22:21-23, Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of Yahovah. Then David said to Abiathar… “Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life, for you are safe with me.” Does this last sentence hold a key as to why people are drawn to those who find their refuge in the “stronghold” of YHVH? They know that safety is found in the household of the one abiding in the sheltering presence of Yashua. Psalm 91:4, He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. Are you abiding in the Light of Yashua? Where light is there is no darkness.
For a more detailed study on “you and your household” click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjxLAWlbD_g