Reading Psalm 9 this morning, I was struck by how strongly David identifies his cause as ‘just’ and ‘righteous’ – and how confident he is that God sees things the same way;
“When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence. For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.” – Psalms 9:3–4 ESV
This comes partly from David’s view of kingship or, rather, God’s appointment of people to kingship. This came out clearly in the respect he held for Saul and his status as ‘God’s anointed’ (eg 1 Sam 24:1-22 & 1 Sam 26:1-25).