9 “Then he said to me, ‘Stand over me and kill me! I am in the throes of death, but I’m still alive.’ ....14 David asked him, “Why were you not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the LORD’s anointed?”
(2 Samuel 1:9, 14 NIV)
The Kingship of Saul, the first King of Israel was coming to an end. The thing that might strike us as strange is how often David had the opportunity to remove King Saul and take the Kingdom by force. 2 Samuel is about David's kingship, but points us to the great King, even God himself! The stories in 2 Samuel are gospel filled stories, relentlessly honest and blatantly realistic about the sinfulness of mankind. Yet they are pregnant with hope and saturated with the grace of salvation in the gospel.
David willingly subordinated himself to King Saul, but God exalted him at the right time. Jesus too, willingly subordinated himself to the Father only to be exalted at the righthand of the Father and given the authority over all things. Praise be to God!