2 Samuel 3, 4, 5
Focus Verse: And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him. – 2 Samuel 5:10
The life of David, from the time he was a boy watching his father’s sheep to the time he became king over Judah and Israel, is one amazing story. It is not just testament to a man’s great life, but also testament to a man’s great and faithful God.
Whether David was facing a lion, a bear, or a giant; whether he was running and hiding from Saul; whether he was fighting the Philistines; whether he was mourning the death of his best friend or the loss of his wife’s love, God never left David. God was always with him. Because of the presence of the Lord in his life, David became greater and greater despite people constantly opposing him. In moments of weakness, despair, and disappointment, God was with him. And in moments of triumph, gladness, and success, God was with him. When he was a boy shepherd, God was with him. And when he was a powerful king, God was with him.
And David was always with God. He was not perfectly faithful as God was, but he did strive to please God in everything he did. When he was running for his life and hiding in caves and mountains, he constantly inquired of the Lord as to what he should or should not do. And he did not stop inquiring of the Lord once he became king (2 Samuel 5:17-25). He continued to seek the Lord, follow His will, and obey His way.
If you are going through a difficult time or a relatively pleasant time, do not forget to seek the Lord. Regularly inquire of Him as to what He wants you to do and where He wants you to go. Ask Him to be with you and He will – through good and bad, failure and success, forever and always.