Thursday June 7
2 Samuel 2
I love how David never assumes anything based on the circumstances. He didn’t assume God had delivered Saul into his hands for him to kill the two times circumstances may had seemed to indicate that. Here he didn’t assume that he should move back to his homeland just because Saul was now dead. Instead of assuming, he inquires of the Lord. Now there’s a good pattern to follow. There are so many assumptions David could have made at this time, after all God had promised him and Samuel had anointed him king. Surely this is the time that he should step up and proclaim himself the new king, right? It’s easy to reach out and inquire of the Lord when you’re desperate and running for your life and you don’t really have any options. But then when opportunity presents itself we like to take matters into our own hands. It takes a lot more faith to stop and listen to the voice of the Lord when you are in control of a situation than when you are powerless. It’s so easy because He is always available, so before you jump to any conclusions as to what you should do just pause for a minute and ask Him.