Old Testament In a Year: May 8 – 2 Samuel 1, 2

2 Samuel 1, 2
Focus Verse: And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. – 2 Samuel 2:4

David was first anointed king in 1 Samuel 16, but he did not officially become king of Judah until years later…and he would not officially become king of Israel until several more years later. All of the time that Saul was alive, David lived like a fugitive. He was a king without a crown.

At times, it is likely that David wondered if God had made a mistake in anointing him king. When will I wear the crown? he might have asked. When will I sit on the throne? When will I live in the palace instead of in caves and on mountains? When will I get the respect that comes with my title? David, however, never tried to make anything happen on his own. He never attempted to get rid of Saul. He didn’t plot a coup or insurrection to overthrow Saul’s government. He waited on God. He let things happen according to God’s timing. He wanted God’s will to be done and not his own.

Is there something that you know God wants you to do or become, yet it doesn’t seem like things are happening fast enough? Have patience. Don’t rush ahead and try to make things happen on your own. Trust in God. It can be hard to wait on Him, but it will be worth it. His timing is perfect.


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