After God's Own Heart

After God’s Own Heart – 6

May 28, 2023

I Samuel 24

Pledging Allegiance:  David spared Saul’s life twice—once in the cave at En Gedi and again in the Wilderness of Ziph.  Even though Saul was demented, unfit for office, and bent on destroying David, David refused to take his life because Saul was the Lord’s anointed.  In fact, David was troubled for having violated even the garment that Saul was wearing.  It’s similar to the way Americans “pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States…and to the republic for which it stands.”  To David, the robe of Saul represented the king.  David’s respect for Saul’s position serves as a model for the high respect that God’s people today should have for government and its officials…