1 Chronicles 11:3

1 Chronicles 11:3

Therefore all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD. Then they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.
1 Chronicles 11:3

Though David was anointed to be king of Israel as a teenager, it took him awhile before he actually took over as leader of the nation. At 30 years old, he was the king only over a small portion of Judah for seven-and-a-half years. Then he took over the whole nation for 33 years.

What made David such a good king was his willingness to wait on the Lord. He could have marched right up to Saul and told him the country was his and to step aside. David also had opportunities to kill Saul, who had proved to be a terrible king, but he didn’t. He waited for the Lord to open doors and showed himself to be a faithful leader.

We all have things in our life we wish would happen quicker, but God’s got His reasons for the delays. May we learn from David, who in the above verse eventually became king, but was willing to trust in the Lord’s perfect timing.

Wait, I say wait on the Lord,

Pastor Ron Kitchell