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Introduction The character I identify with by the Old Testament is David. I was attracted to the character due to his sportsmanship. The universal principles I learned from him are hard work, perseverance, respect, and pride. These characteristics affect my view of the world, my work, studies, relationships, and life. This paper especially draws from David's action towards Saul, when Saul was trying to kill him. What Draws Me To David My primary draw to David is his sportsmanship towards Saul. Saul was very jealous of David since the people of Israel loved him more than they loved Saul. His jealousy direct to Saul trying to have David killed lots of times. But do to David's great sportsmanship he wouldn't take the life of Saul when Saul was sleeping and unprepared for conflict. David had more than one opportunity to take Saul's life. Based on 1 Samuel 24:4, "Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul's robe." (Bible) Verse 1 Samuel 26:7-8 says, "So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the place of their wagons, with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people lay round about him. Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thy hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear to the ground at one stroke, and I will not smite him the second time." (Bible) David and I've got exactly the same sportsmanship qualities. I will not hurt someone when they're down just like David. Verse 1 Samuel 26:8 explains how I feel about revenge on somebody. I believe that a person will get what they have contributed when the time is right, just like David. Principles Learned Studying David.