Enter David. Every time we rebel against God’s authority; every time we move from underneath God’s authority, what does God do? God always brings the replacement to do what we should have done in our lives. Saul blew it. He missed it. He had opportunity after opportunity. God though, tapped another guy on the shoulder—that Hebrew hick, that kid from Canaan. God’s appointed and future anointed King of Israel, David.
David’s career starts blowing up. He took out Goliath. He killed the lion and a bear. The Bible says David was walking into town and all the women began to sing this: “Saul has killed his thousands, David his tens of thousands.” Scripture tells us that Saul looked at David with an eye of envy; he was eaten up by jealousy. King Saul, is this crazy, went psycho. And David was number one on his hit list.
So what did Saul do? Saul recruited about three thousand Navy Seals, three thousand of the best troops in the world. And all they did was track David. Their agenda was to take David out. David and his men fled. They were hiding in some caves near the Dead Sea. I’ve been in these caves and they’re pretty intricate. And the Bible’s a very straightforward book; the Bible says that Saul had to relieve himself.
Here’s Saul in the desert near the Dead Sea, and Saul has got to relieve himself. So Saul walks into a cave to take care of business. Take a wild guess at who was in the cave hiding with his men. You guessed it—David. His eyes had already been adjusted to the light and to the darkness and he could see a little bit.