In 1 Samuel, Saul is King. I think we tend to think that obeying one’s King would be a good thing, like obeying the law. (Were Saul’s commands de facto law?) Obeying the King might even be generally required by God. And Yet, in 2 Samuel 1, David is pretty clear that raising a hand against God’s anointed is WRONG, even when commanded to do so by said anointed. Is this just a case of putting God’s Law before Man’s Law, or is there something else going on here?

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