14. Not afraid. David had twice had the opportunity to take the life of Saul but had refused to lift up his hand against the Lord’s anointed. He regarded the act of murdering a king a base crime against the nation as well as against God. For a foreigner to slay the king whom God had appointed and who had been anointed with the holy oil of the Lord, he considered a most heinous offense, to be expiated only by death.