I can't even imagine what it must have been like for David. The king was out to kill him, basically for being too good of a soldier, Saul took David's wife away and gave her to another man, and David was a fugitive fleeing for his life. Meanwhile, David knows that he has been anointed king and will be the next king of Israel. Then he's handed a seemingly God-given opportunity to do away with his enemy.
But he doesn't do it. Not even after all that. David does not allow Saul's wrong actions to goad him into sin. He acts faithfully even though Saul does not. He takes the phrase "be the bigger person" to a whole new level!
Here David clearly displays exactly why God chose him to be the next king of Israel.
I loved the beginning portion of of our NT passage and felt it particularly fitting due to our political landscape today, with Canada just electing a new prime minister. We are to pray for all our leaders. God raises them up and He will work out His plan through them, whether they are believers or not.
I wrote a post about the whole women's submission thing back in 2011 if you're interested in reading it, click here.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 1 Samuel 27-29; 1 Timothy 3