1 Samuel

The Choice of Revenge or Refuge

The Choice of Revenge or Refuge

When we suffer mistreatment and offense from others, we are confronted with the choice to either take revenge into our own hand or to take refuge in the sovereign hands of God. Shortly after stepping up as the savior of Israel and striking down the great enemy of God’s people, David gained an incredible increase in popularity among the people of Israel. This was very displeasing to Israel's King Saul, and in his envy, he became very angry and “eyed David from that day on”.