In the reading today we see the stark contrast in the hearts of 2 Old Testament kings.
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons & daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.
1 Samuel 30:6
Not only was David fearing for his life at the hands of his faithful “followers,” but he had also lost his 2 wives in the raid. In the face of tragedy, uncertainty & fear, David looked to God.
Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord & even consulted a medium for guidance, & did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death & turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse. 1 Chronicles 10:13-14