8 Abishai said to David, “Today God has delivered your enemy into your hands. Now let me pin him to the ground with one thrust of the spear; I won’t strike him twice.”
The strongest moral decisions come when you make the decision before the temptation strikes. David was determined to follow God. With this decision, his moral decision not to kill Saul honored God. At this time Saul was God’s anointed king. It would have been wrong to hurry along the process of David’s appointment to be the next king. David was to be Israel’s next king at God’s appointed time. David was right not to have Saul killed even when the circumstances seemed to be favorable to do so. When you do wrong in order to execute justice, it will be wrong. Put God’s commands first before you make a decision. Doing things the right way will bring about right outcomes, and you can truly enjoy your life’s decisions.