We've no need to know His plan,
Or make it so by our own hand.
But only trust like David did,
When in the cave from Saul he hid.
He could have had a kingdom then
But only reached to touch Saul's hem.
He could have had the throne that day,
Yet knew that would not be God's way.
A corner of Saul's robe, that's all;
Though he could have made a kingdom fall.
He chose to spare Saul's life instead,
He refused to touch the anointed's head.
He did not seek to work things out,
To take a kingdom roundabout.
But chose to trust in God's good plan;
Not make it so by his own hand.
© 1992 J M McIntosh
Now it happened afterward that David's heart
troubled him because he had cut Saul's robe.
And he said to his men, "The Lord forbid that
I should do this thing to my master, the Lord's
anointed, to stretch out my hand against him,
seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.
(I Samuel 24:5-6)