There are many lessons to be learned from David’s life. Today’s reading shows how much respect David had for God’s anointed king. Once again, David had the opportunity to end Saul’s life and rid himself of the man who wanted him destroyed. Instead, David spares Saul’s life and shows the king respect along with giving the king an opportunity for reconciliation. There have been times in my life where someone I considered an enemy was in a position where I could get revenge by my words or actions. Unfortunately, I didn’t always show grace to them. As I’ve gotten older I have learned the benefit of reflecting God’s grace on someone whether I feel they deserve it or not. Most of the time showing someone grace benefits me more than it benefits them.