Pastor Cary Cox, from 1 Samuel 25. As we watch God’s unfolding plan in David’s life, we see the long, difficult process of sanctification. God is teaching David, molding him, preparing him. And wedged between two examples of David sparing King Saul, waiting and trusting God’s timing, we see God’s restraining grace at work in David’s life. God sometimes keeps us from doing what we want to do, and this is a great act of mercy!