With Saul dead, David becomes king of Judah, and then over all Israel. Observe:
- Attitude towards leaders – Saul has been hunting David for several years, but David doesn’t rejoice when he hears that Saul died. Instead he mourns. Saul was God’s anointed leader, and even though he didn’t follow the Lord, his death was a tragedy. What is your attitude towards your leaders?
- Seeking direction – When the Philistines hear that David is king, they prepare for battle. David seeks the Lord’s direction and follows it, and wins the battle. For what in your life do you need to seek God’s direction? As you read his Word, are you seeking to follow his directions?