“Behold, as your life was precious this day in my sight, so may my life be precious in the sight of the LORD …" (v24). Saul was king, but David had been anointed as the next king under Samuel’s prophetic ministry. Meanwhile, David was hunted, attacked, and dishonored by Saul. David refused to kill Saul and seize the crown because he was counting on God to fulfill His promises in His time. Even Saul recognized God’s hand: “You will do many things and succeed in them” (v24).
When we take refuge in God and seek to honor Him, our lives are “bound in the bundle of the living in the care of the LORD,” and our future is secure (25:29).