He said to David, “You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you. -‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭24:17‬ ‭(NASB‬‬)

“Kill him!”

Have you ever watched a movie where the hero has a chance to kill the bad guy, but chooses not to…and you’re talking at the screen as if you could will the hero to kill him anyway?

Not-yet-King David was hiding in the wilderness from King Saul, Israel’s first king, who was out to kill him. David had more than one opportunity to kill Saul when he was off guard.

But instead of trying to kill the king who was out to kill him, David instead showed Saul how he was presented opportunities by God to do as he pleased with Saul’s life…and he chose to not harm or kill him.

So, Saul said the verse above to David. Could we extend the same grace and mercy to those who wish to do harm to us? If we allow God to guide us and flow through us, then yes, we can repay good for evil.