Saul and Judas⎯David and Peter

Once again, David stops himself from killing Saul, even when he has the chance to do so before Saul kills him.  Saul changes his mind and heart about killing David, because he realizes that David spared Saul’s life.  “I have sinned! David, my son, come back! Because you considered my life precious today, I won’t harm you again. I have acted foolishly and have made a huge mistake.”

Even after experiencing David’s mercy, Saul continues on with doing what he himself wants, rather than what God wants.  Chapter 28 tells about his desire to contact Samuel through a woman that can bring up the dead.  He ignores God.  

David too looks for allies in his enemies, instead of trusting only in the Lord.   He is like Jesus’ disciple, Peter who denied Jesus during Jesus’ trial, while Saul is like Judas who betrayed Jesus.  

What thoughts about yourself happen when you compare David and Saul?

1 Samuel 2628

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