In 1 Samuel 26:9-10 David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless? …As the LORD lives, the LORD shall strike him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go out to battle and perish.”
I want to speak 2 points from these verses.
In 1 Samuel 27:1 David said in his heart, "Now I shall perish someday by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape to the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me, to seek me anymore in any part of Israel. So I shall escape out of his hand." We need to watch our emotions when our patience is tested and make sure we don’t make decisions out of weariness. This wasn’t a fatal decision of David, but he would need to learn a difficult lesion because of it.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan