“Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.” (2 Sam 3:1)
All the way back in 1 Samuel 16 God had sent Samuel to anoint David as king. God chose David as the king of Israel, but now years have passed, many battles have been fought, Saul has died, and David is still only king over a divided kingdom mired in civil war.
So, had God lied? Was David really not meant to be king? May it never be! May God be found true and every man a liar. God’s promises still held true for David, but serving God is an endurance race, not a sprint.
David would eventually rule a united kingdom and reign as one of the greatest kings Israel would ever have, but first, he had to wait, he had to fight, he had to struggle, and he had to prepare. I’m sure there is a life lesson in there somewhere…
And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Heb 6:11-12)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites