The Reward of the Righteous (1 Samuel 26)

David continues to remain in the wilderness. In the past two lessons we noted the parallels to the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness. The picture presented is that the anointed must go to the wilderness for a time of trial. David is enduring his time of trial right now. Saul continues to seek his life even though he learned that David was not trying to kill him (24:16-22). But Saul has been pictured as resisting the will and purpose of the Lord for the majority of his reign. Saul is the kind of king that the people wanted but not the kind of king that reflected the glory of God…

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