1 Samuel 21-31; 2 Samuel 1:1-16..
“13 Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose…, and they went wherever they could go….14 David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds,… And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.” A
From 1013-1010BC David was on the run from Saul. Two times David had the opportunity to kill Saul but refused to take action against God’s anointed king B. “Far be it from me because of the Lord that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the Lord’s anointed.” [v.24:6] and ” 9 But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be without guilt?” 10 David also said, “As the Lord lives, surely the Lord will strike him, or his day will come that he dies, or he will go down into battle and perish.” [vv.26:9-10]
David’s prediction in v.10 came true in a battle with the Philistines for Saul and his 3 sons including Jonathan. C D
When we look back on how David responded to Saul, we find a glorious example of the kind of person Jesus commanded us to be: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” E.
Henry Luke 6/7/2018
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