Anointing in the bible is a study I have been writing on for the last couple of weeks. Today, I want to continue with the anointing of kings.
No doubt, those who rule and lead should be found among those who are anointed. In fact, anointing a king was considered equivalent to crowning him. In the scriptures, the first kingly anointing was performed by Samuel on King Saul. In the English Standard Version, 1 Samuel 10:1 says:
“Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, Has not the LORD anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the LORD and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the LORD has anointed you to be prince over his heritage.”