Saul's life again spared: David's appeal to God
Alas! Saul is unchanged;
instigated by the Ziphites, he seeks David anew, but it
is only to fall again, and more publicly, into David's
hands. Observe that David now appeals more directly to
the Lord to judge between him and Saul. The separation is
more complete. Saul was incorrigible. This appeal to God
was becoming. It is not becoming, it is not according to
the way of the Spirit, to accustom ourselves to evil.
Righteous Father," said the Lord at length, "the
world hath not known thee: but I have known thee; and
these have known that thou hast sent me."
That which characterised
David in everything is, that he puts himself entirely
into Jehovah's hands; it is the spirit of Christ in the