Daniel was anointed to be king as a child. As he grew up, he was becoming the king. Everything that happened in David’s life between the anointing and the crowning prepared him to rule for forty years. David was crowned King when he was 30 years old. How many years did David have to wait for the manifestation of his promise? I’ll pause and allow you to do the math.
David’s chronological life events reveal a series of seasonal changes. He has an encounter with Goliath. After the defeat of the giant, Saul honored him as a hero. Then, Saul tries to kill him. David goes on the run and lives in caves to avoid his death sentence. All the while, being sought to be killed by Saul, David spares Saul’s life. Later, Saul again tries to kill David. David again spares Saul’s life. Saul soon dies. David is appointed King of Judah and then finally crowned King of all of Israel.
David’s life events reflect what we often experience in our lives. We spend time in the valley and on the mountain top. There is an enemy seeking to devour us. King David teaches us that our anointing doesn’t exempt us from trials. It guarantees that we can overcome every obstacle. King David’s life is an inspiration to us all. We can remain hopeful in every season. Stand in full assurance that regardless the season, God is present. He knows the thoughts that He thinks towards us. He has an expected end for each of us.
As this series comes to an end, may I encourage you to reflect and answer these questions:
- What have you overcome?
- What has God revealed to you through your trials?
- How are preparing for your next season?
There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (Amplified)