4/27/14. Week 14 of EPIC: Following the Hero of God’s Story. // Why do God’s promises sometimes delay?
God chose David to be the new King of Israel before he defeated the giant Goliath, and before he served under the first King Saul. In fact, more than a decade passed between the moment young David was anointed to be king and the day he sat on the throne.
Why the delay? It becomes painfully obvious that God wasn’t done with Saul quite yet, for the bad king was useful in showing David how not to rule, how not to act, how not to be casually disobedient to God. Yet there was no practical fulfillment of God’s promise David would become king.
David learned to be humble, grateful, courage, generous and wise through seeing up close the pride, greed, and foolishness of Saul. He was the recipient of the king’s outbursts of anger and jealousy. That’s how God made a man fit to be king; that’s how David learned a long obedience in God’s direction. | 1st Samuel 18:1-16; Psalms 57 & 145; Romans 5:1-5 #EPIC