In today’s reading we see how merciful David could be. David had the loyalty of his men, and they wanted to see their leader blessed, but David knew he needed to be faithful to God and allow God to take care of his needs. When David encountered Saul in the cave he could have killed him and all his problems would have been solved. Instead he decided to take a piece of Saul’s robe to prove the point that he could have killed Saul. But even this caused David to repent because he knew it was disrespectful of his king. Even when we don’t like our leader we must still respect them. God places them in our path for a reason and we must trust in Him and for the purpose.