1 Sam 26:1-29:11
I have found it interesting how the book of 1 Samuel twice describes Saul being given into the hands of David.
It is fascinating that each time David when given the opportunity to take Sauls life he is stuck that this man is the Lords anointed, the King of Israel:
9 But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the LORD’s anointed and be guiltless?
As I was reading this episode I couldn’t help but think of another time when people were confronted by the Lords anointed but there was a very different response in Acts 2:23:
This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
When the jews were confronted by the Lords anointed, they put him to death.
But praise be to God that it was part of his plan and this was not the end of the story Acts 2:24:
24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.