David’s Faithful Response
When David had defeated Goliath and given Israel a reason to cheer from the battling, King Saul grew displeased. He had seen how David had songs sang by women about how, “Saul had defeated 1,000, but David 10,000.” Saul grew worried that David would grow in prominence.
To this Saul decided to keep following David and attempting to know what David was doing. David had to wait for the LORD to act and David found comfort in the help of the LORD. Likewise, believers should feel comfort in the embrace of the LORD who protects from our enemies.
David wrote Psalm 52 with this in mind. While David had only been a shepherd until the battle, Saul had grown resentful of David. The LORD would cause a spirit to haunt Saul due to his actions against the righteous servant David.
“Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of GOD endures all the day. Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit. You love evil more than good, and lying more that speaking what is right. Selah
But GOD will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot your from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laught at him saying, ‘See the man who would not make GOD his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!’
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of GOD. I trust in the steadfast love of GOD forever and ever.” – Psalm 52
Through David’s example, we should be able to see that the LORD is with those who seek Him out and wish to be a servant and follower of the LORD. Even through it all, David trusted the LORD and did not choose to harm Saul. The LORD would abundantly keep David for his extraordinary faith. Let us have faith in the LORD as David had.