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“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” - Galatians 6:9.

One of the spectacular incidents that illustrates this exhortation of continuance in well doing, even in favour of a deadly adversary, recorded in the Holy Writ, is that of David the son of Jesse.  After his historic defeat of Goliath of Gath, the women of Israel sang, “Saul hath slain his thousands and David his ten thousands” This song made Saul to be very angry such that he concentrated his efforts in eliminating David, He made several efforts to kill David but God Almighty continued to help him to escape. – Compare 1 Samuel 18:6 – 11

On two occasions when David had the greatest chance of killing Saul, even as advised by his servants, David declined, saying he would not stretch his hand against the Lord's anointed. He only arose and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily. – 1 Samuel 24:4 – 6

Although Saul acknowledged that David was more righteous than him for rewarding him good for the evils he planned for him, he still made what was his last recorded attempt to kill David in 1 Samuel 26:1-25, while David continued treading on the path of well doing. He declared, “The Lord render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness for the LORD delivered thee unto my hand today but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed”. – 1 Samuel 26:1-23.

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