David’s main goal wasn’t to be King, but to honor the LORD, the king of kings. David continued to honor Saul after his death, as the one the LORD anointed. David was given much power and authority by the LORD because he ascended to the throne in meekness; he never forced his way to the top.
2 Samuel 3:1: "Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker."
Many of those who were called to promote David as king are still fighting against him. This happened to Jesus our Lord; the Jewish people were called to embrace Him as the Messiah, but many fought against Him. This also happens today in the church; many who God calls as leaders are fought by those who reject them in their heart.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan