Sep 8, 2018
Saul was dead. And the path to the throne of Israel appeared to be free and clear for the first time. But David did not act rashly. He didn’t respond impulsively, but instead, sought the will of God. He had waited a long time for this moment, but he was in no rush to make things happen. He had done that before and had lived to regret it. This time, he was going to seek God and wait on His will to be done. No short cuts. No work-arounds. And while David might have been anxious for the long wait to be over, he was in no hurry to get ahead of God. He had learned a lot during the years he had spent running from Saul and living in self-imposed exile in Philistia. His view of God had expanded and his trust in God had deepened. There was nothing better than God’s will done God’s way and on God’s timeline. So David was willing to wait a while longer, allowing God to move the hearts of the people to accept David as their new king.