Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 1; 2:1-7 (day four)
On several occasions, David had passed up the opportunity to kill Saul and gain the throne that God had promised him. Saul was chosen and anointed as God’s choice to reign over Israel. Even though God had removed the kingdom from Saul and given it to David, David refused to take matters into his own hands and kill the Lord’s anointed. In God’s sovereignty, He could take care of the details of giving David the kingdom.
It may seem harsh to us that David had the young man killed who claimed, by his own mouth, to have killed Saul. God is the giver of life…it is in His authority that life is also taken away. David recognized that the Amalekite had taken God’s authority into his own hands.
How often is this same sin committed today? Murders, mercy killings, suicides, and abortion…God’s sovereign design is pre-empted. How long can our nation survive when we ignore the sanctity of life?