25 Then Saul said to David, “May you be blessed, David my son; you will do great things and surely triumph.”
Saul had opportunities to kill David. Why didn’t Saul just kill David and be rid of him? Every time David and Saul were together in a situation, David would do something kind or generous for Saul. If Saul responded by killing him after these generous acts, all his men would have been witness to this, and their allegiance would have been greatly affected. Even though Saul was still king, David had a great following, so killing him would risk Saul losing the kingdom anyway. Finally, David was the next anointed king. God had appointed David to become king of Israel, so God was protecting David. This time of waiting to be king was a time of maturing David for his future responsibility. God has a plan for everything, so if you are waiting on a promise or a prayer, be confident that God is working his plan according to your best interest.