The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:7-8
David was desperately fleeing from King Saul when he went to the Philistine Achish king of Gath. Achish’s servants recognized David as the military leader who slain tens of thousands of Philistines according to the songs sung by the people. Realizing this David pretends to be a madman resulting in Achish chasing him away saying, “Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me?” David’s ruse works and he leaves Achish unharmed. David, as shown throughout his life, trusts in the Lord the God of Israel with his life. David wrote Psalm 34 following this close encounter with Achish, and his deliverance by the Lord. It wasn’t David’s cunning ploy that saved him, but the Lord working all things out to deliver David. Taste and see that the Lord is good.