“Good Intentions, But…”


Homily by Associate Pastor Chris Tiews, 12/27/2009

Probably every Christian child is taught that King David is one of the heroes of the Bible.

After all, David slew Goliath the giant…

David calmly played the lyre as King Saul hurled spears at him…

By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, David wrote most of the Book of Psalms—such as Ps 23, one of the most famous passages of Scripture of all time…
David was a man after God’s own heart…

So by all accounts, David was a real hero of Scripture…a man to be emulated.

Yet in today’s Old Testament reading, the Lord slaps David on the wrist, as it were, for going out of bounds…

How can that be?

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