“In the course of time, David inquired of the Lord. ‘Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?’ he asked. The Lord said, ‘Go up.’ David asked, ‘Where shall I go?’ ‘To Hebron,’ the Lord answered.” -2 Samuel 2:1
David, before making any major decisions, consulted with God for guidance. Because of his faithfulness, God answered him. Here we see a simple call and answer between God and David, but it’s so much more than that. This is a testimony of faith and God’s glory. David trusted God so much that he placed his decisions in the Lord’s hands. He also trusted that he was going to recieve an answer. First, how many of us really bring our decisions before the Lord? We are so used to going off of our own desires that we often never ask God what He thinks, even when we know that He has a perfect plan for our lives. The end of James 4:2 says, “You do not have, because you do not ask God.” Second, how many of us actually believe that we will hear from him when we do ask? Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore, I tell you, whatever yoou ask for in prayer, believe that you have recieved it, and it will be yours.” We do not hear from God because we don’t have faith that he will speak to us. When you pray, know that God can and will answer you in a way distinct to you. He speaks to each of us differently because he is a relational God. Finally, in this verse, God shows his glory. He, who is all powerful and almighty, speaks to a flawed human being. God loves us so much that he is willing to guide us by the hand whenever we ask him to. With so many people here on the planet, He takes the time to care for each one of us individually. God says in Isaiah 42:16 “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them, I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” God is truly amazing.