The Paradox of Our Faith
The following is a reflection on 1 Samuel 26.
“Who can put out his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be guiltless?” (1 Sa 26:9)
Think about this question, posed by David in response to his second opportunity at taking Saul’s life. His point is obvious: Regardless of who is in the right and who is in the wrong, to act against the Lord’s anointed is to seemingly disregard the will of the Lord. To act against the Lord’s anointed is to act against the Lord Himself.
And yet this is precisely what we did when we impaled the Son of Man!