David continues to hide from Saul. Observe:
- Responding to evil – David prepares to respond to Nabal’s evil with more evil, but later David responds to Saul’s evil with good again. Why do suppose David responds to Nabal’s evil differently than Saul’s evil? When is it easier for you to respond to evil with good? Harder? Why?
- Lord’s anointed – Even though Saul had rejected God and God had rejected Saul, David refused to stretch out his hand against Saul because God had made Saul king. God in his providence still determines who will lead our government today – even those who don’t follow God. Is your attitude toward your leaders like David’s attitude?