Even leading Israel proved to be Difficult. David’s relationship with Saul had divided the Kingdom. His own tribe, Judah were the 1st to recognize him as King. The rest of the nation had not yet listened to God’s plan. David, however was patient and sought the Lord. He went where the Lord let him and was gracious in the memory of the former King that tried to kill him. He drew no lines nor did he condemn the former king’s loyal men. Instead, he mourned with the nation and praised the loyalty of his army.
When things do not g as planned in our lives, it is very easy to throw a fit or turn bitter. But we have to be patient, we have to listen to God’s direction and we need to be gracious and kind as it relates to those we encounter. As we do that, in his time, God will honor us and bring to pass even greater things for us. In addition, we will build friends and support that will last a lifetime.
It is never wrong to be patient, it is never wrong to be gracious and finally it is never wrong to seek God’s direction for our lives. Help me Lord to follow David’s example in my life
God Bless You
After this, David asked the Lord, “Should I move back to one of the towns of Judah?”
“Yes,” the Lord replied.
Then David asked, “Which town should I go to?”
“To Hebron,” the Lord answered.
2 David’s two wives were Ahinoam from Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal from Carmel. So David and his wives 3 and his men and their families all moved to Judah, and they settled in the villages near Hebron. 4 Then the men of Judah came to David and anointed him king over the people of Judah.
When David heard that the men of Jabesh-gilead had buried Saul, 5 he sent them this message: “May the Lord bless you for being so loyal to your master Saul and giving him a decent burial. 6 May the Lord be loyal to you in return and reward you with his unfailing love! And I, too, will reward you for what you have done. 7 Now that Saul is dead, I ask you to be my strong and loyal subjects like the people of Judah, who have anointed me as their new king.”