May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you. – 1 Samuel 24:12
David was on the run from Saul. Saul wanted to kill David because he was envious of him. The devil used Saul’s envy to cause him to want to kill David because David would be the king of Israel and in the lineage of Jesus.
Saul came to a cave where David and his men were hiding, to relieve himself. While Saul was relieving himself, David was so close to him that he was able to cut a piece of his robe off. As Saul was leaving, David walked out of the cave and called out to Saul. David could’ve killed Saul but because of his obedience to God and his willingness to let God fight on his behalf, he made a decision to let God judge who was wrong.
This is a valuable lesson for me today because I have recently been wrongfully accused and lied on and the temptation to seek revenge came upon me. I thank God for the Holy Spirit bringing what this passage of scripture, which I read quite a while ago to my remembrance.
Let the Lord settle it! He will avenge us from our adversary. He will judge between us and whomever when situations arise. He will never put us to shame when we trust in Him to, stand still and see His salvation. He will always exalt the humble and those who fear Him, just like He did for David.
Psalm 25:2; 1 Peter 2:6; 2 Chronicles 20:17