The Ziphites informed Saul that they knew where David was hiding and they could deliver him when it pleased Saul. While Saul welcomed this news, he instructed them to keep track of David’s movements and report back.
David was told that Saul and his men were searching for them and they moved to another place. As Saul’s men were closing in on David, Saul received word that the Philistines were raiding their land. With that, Saul broke off the pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. [Reflection based on the Bible Reference – 1 Samuel 23:19-28]