Notes from the Journey with David – 25

25. May the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you (1 Samuel 24:12).
Without question, Saul has been unfair to David. He has threatened the younger man’s life and is now leading the effort to kill him. David resisted the temptation to kill Saul, believing that even though he knows he is the new king, he won’t be the one who takes down the former king. This is the deepest test of David’s integrity. Saul deserves to be punished for his wrongdoing, but David won’t be the one to initiate or complete that work. He will not be involved at all. He asks God for justice, but he will not allow himself to be the one that brings it. In this David honors both the wisdom and the timing of God in his life.

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