Tuesday, December 3, 2013

When God is late (part 2) - David, the crownless king

“Take now for your brothers an ephah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp.” 1 Sam.17:17

David was a shepherd boy. He grew up in the wild, smelled of sheep and had a simple life. One day David would come home to meet a strange man in his house by the name of Samuel, who was a famous prophet. When Samuel saw David he anointed the lad with oil, effectively making him the future king. The prophet then left without leaving David any instructions! His seven brothers and father must have stood there shocked with gaping mouths as this happened. The next day David did what he did the day before. He knew God had destined him to be the king of his nation but nonetheless, David also knew his place and took care of the few sheep entrusted to him. One day, while his brothers were at war his father asked him to go to the front and bring them bread and grain. This was the day he saw Goliath taunting the ‘armies of God’. He came to that place carrying a sack of groceries on his shoulder but left there with the glory of a savior on his head. That one incident put him within the very closest circles of king Saul and the entire political establishment of the land. You see, what God has promised for you He will surely do. Even if your deepest God-given dreams may tarry, stay still and care for what God has entrusted you with today. Know that one day your Father will send you to deliver bread to your brothers and you will come back crowned with glory and grace! He will not be late in accomplishing His good purpose for you! Amen.

By David Roiel
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