And David’s men say, “David, oh man, you got Saul with his pants down! This guy’s trying to kill you. This guy is psycho. David, you’re a warrior. You’re the man. Take him out now!” And the text records that David snuck up on Saul and cut off a piece of his garment, a little piece of garment. Saul didn’t even realize it. Then Saul cruises out of the cave and David waits a couple of minutes. And then David stands at the mouth of the cave and calls across the chasm, “Hey, Saul, I had a chance to kill you! Here’s a piece of your robe!”
Is that phenomenal? Here David is, this warrior, a guy who’s a military genius, a guy whose military strategies West Point still studies today. And he didn’t kill the King. Saul was an unworthy king, an unworthy authority figure, totally wheels off, totally nuts, and totally unfair. But David didn’t take him out. He just cut off a piece of his robe.
Come on, David, are you going soft? Are you going weak on me, are you caving in, in the cave? Saul now is camping out. He’s still trying to find David, but he’s camping out, doing in the KOA thing. Saul and his general, Abner, are in this circle of men and they’re all asleep. David and Abishai see them, sneak up to Saul and Abishai, and Abishai said, “David, I can take this spear right now and take Saul out. Let me do it, brother.” David said, “No. Don’t touch God’s anointed, don’t do it.” And Abishai, who understood authority, did not do it.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Ministry