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CHAPTER 2 (ESV)
1 After this David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?” And the Lord said to him, “Go up.” David said, “To which shall I go up?” And he said, “To Hebron.” 2 So David went up there, and his two wives also, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. 3 And David brought up his men who were with him, everyone with his household, and they lived in the towns of Hebron. 4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah.
- David knew that he was going to be king (1Sam 16:13, 23:17, 24:20). The death of Saul seemed to be the appropriate time for him to come out into the open as king. However, he still prayed and inquired of the Lord. In effect, he asked, “Is this the time?” and “Where is the place to do it?” He received the guidance clearly: “Yes, this is the time, and Hebron is the place”.
- There are times when situation seems to be right for us. We still need to pray and ask of God before taking the action for only God knows the most appropriate time and opportunity. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Dear Lord, with your help, I want to trust in you with all my heart. I will no longer depend on my own wisdom. In everything I do, I will pray and ask for your guidance and obey your will. I know deeply that you will guide my future paths.