David mourns the death of Saul, Jonathan, and the royal family. He speaks well of them all, even Saul, regardless of the turmoil that Saul put him through. Now, David, his family, and his men were looking to move on. David inquired of the Lord to see where they should move. The city of Hebron is where the Lord tells David to move. Hebron was a city of refuge for those who were accused of an unintentional death of another person; it would provide refuge for David, especially with the death of Saul looming over Israel. Here, David continues to wait for the timing of God to pass. David is still not king of Israel. It’s been years of trouble, waiting, asking, and the fulfillment of his role still has not taken place. Even through the immense trials and waiting, God preserved David. Ultimately, God’s purpose for David could not and would not fail.
Though our waiting is not the same as David’s, we as believers will be made to wait throughout our entire lives. Our perspective on waiting speaks loudly to the world around us. Are we impatient? Are we annoyed about how long this or that is taking? Is our waiting focused on eternity or is it focused on what we get on earth? What practical ways to trust Jesus in your waiting?
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