King Saul and his men were chasing David in an attempt to kill him.  Saul went into the cave where David was hiding but he never knew David was there.  Instead of using this opportunity to harm the man who wanted to kill him, all David did was cut off the corner of Saul’s robe.  I doubt any person who knew the situation would have blamed David if he had used this opportunity to kill Saul.  Most would have considered it self defense, but David felt bad for just the small thing he did to Saul’s robe.  “And afterward David’s heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.” (1 Samuel 24:5)  Why did David feel so strongly about not harming Saul?  “He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the LORD’s anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the LORD’s anointed.” (1 Samuel 24:6)

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 21-25