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Week 15 Day 3
God had chosen David and anointed him
to be king of Israel
But the kingship was not handed to him
on a platter
David had to fight to become
what God had chosen him to be
For years David had to flee from Saul
in order to remain alive
Then there was war between
the armies of Saul
and the armies of David
It must have seemed to David that it took a long time
for God's promise to be fulfilled
There were at least 15 years between the promise
and its fulfillment
In waiting, David became increasingly stronger
When he achieved his goal
he could look back
and know that God had pulled it all together
God is good
all the time
God redeems my adversity.
KING #2David became king and took Jerusalem, the city on the hill. II Samuel 5
1All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron saying,
"Indeed we are your bone and your flesh. 2When Saul was
king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and brought
them in." 3Therefore the elders of Israel came to Hebron, and
King David made a covenant with them before the Lord.
4David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he
reigned over Judah seven years, and in Jerusalem he reigned
thirty-three years over Israel and Judah.
6The king and his men went to Jerusalem; the Jebusites
spoke to David, saying, "You shall not come in here, the
blind and the lame will repel you. David cannot come in here."
7Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (Jerusalem); 8and said on that day, "Whoever climbs up by way of the water shaft and defeats the Jebusites, shall be chief and captain."
9Then David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the City of David. 10So David went on and became great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.
11Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and
cedar trees, and carpenters and masons. And they built David
a house. 12So David knew that the Lord had established him
as king over Israel, and that He had exalted His kingdom for
the sake of His people Israel. 13David took more concubines
and wives from Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron.
Also more sons and daughters were born to David.
17When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, they went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. 18The Philistines went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 19So David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?" The Lord said, "Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand." 20So David defeated them there.
22Then the Philistines went up once again and deployed
themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 23Therefore David
inquired of the Lord, and He said, "You shall not go up;
circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of
the mulberry trees. 24When you hear the sound of marching
in the tops of the trees, advance quickly. For then the Lord
will go out before you." 25David did so, and drove back the
Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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