Speaker: Rev. Arthur Wong
Scripture: 1 Samuel 24:1-7
Description:  David has been on the run ever since Saul made his murderous intention crystal clear. For months, David engages in a cat-and-mouse game with Saul, often taking him to dangerous enemy territories. Saul relentlessly pursues David, but time and time again he evades capture. An opportunity came to end the chase came for David when Saul “happened” to be relieving himself where David was hiding with his band of mercenaries. David refuses to cease the opportunity to kill Saul, sighting the king is God’s anointed. Instead he cut off a corner of the king’s robe and showed him later as a sign of grace. Circumstances are not always reliable evidence of God’s will. The men who were with David interpreted the circumstance in the cave as God’s sign (or approval) for revenge and to end this conflict once and for all. However, with Kingdom lens David saw it not as God’s will to kill Saul but to show grace. Jesus demonstrates this perfectly for us at the Garden of Gethsemane, where, in agony, He chose to do God’s will over His own.