Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 1; 2:1-7 (day seven)
The men of David said to him, “Behold, this is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold; I am about to give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it seems good to you.’” (1 Samuel 24:4)
Then Abishai said to David, “Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand; now therefore, please let me strike him with the spear to the ground with one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time.” (1 Samuel 26:8)
Twice David had the opportunity to destroy Saul and assume kingship. Both times the trusted men around David assumed God was giving Saul into his hand believing God was finally solidifying David’s authority as God had promised, but David knew better. He knew better, because he was near the LORD. That is the only way to know better. We only avoid the camouflaged pitfalls of this world by keeping as near as we can to the LORD.
[Being near God David said] The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed; (1 Samuel 26:11a)