Gods Timing and How it Affects Samuel, Saul, David, and Solomon
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Waiting on Gods timing is the best thing people can do in their life.God has a plan for everyones life’ to reject that plan can be disastorous. Gods plan for their life is what he intended it to be . Many will discover throughout this discussion on Samuel, Saul, David, and Solomon that some of them waited on God’s plan for their life and others did not. The reasons God May make people wait on something that they want is to test their faith, sift through their motives for the things that they desire, and for people to trust in God that he will do what he says he will do.
During the time of Samuel the nation of Israel did not want to wait on God they wanted a king instead of a Judge so that they could be like all the other nations 1Samuel 8:5 (New Living Translation) says, “‘Look,’ they told him, ‘you are now old, and your sons are not like you. Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have’. When they asked this of Samuel he was very displeased so he went to God and asked him what he should do. “Do everything they say to you,” the LORD replied 1 Samuel 8:17 (NLT) says “for it is me they are rejecting not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer.” So the Lord told Samuel to tell the people of Israel that he would give them a king, but to explain to them that a king would draft their sons and make them slaves. When the day comes that you want to be rescued the Lord would not help you them to get away from the king, but they still wanted to be like the other nations and have a king. 1 Samuel 8:20-21 (NLT) says “So Samuel repeated to the LORD what the people
Ed Hindson and Gary Yates: The essence of the Old Testament: A Survey (pg. 165.) B&H Publishing Group , Nashville, Tennessee: 2012
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...e kingdom away from you and give it to one of your servants. But for the sake of your father, David, I will not do this while you are still alive. I will take the kingdom away from your son.”
These stories show us that if we wait on God’s timing we will get what we want in a better way and it will be faster in the long run than by doing it our way because we usually have to sin to get it done. God wants us to come around to his point of view, trust him, and show him that we have great faith in him. Then we are ready to show him that his timing is right in our life for whatever we are asking for from him. Just talk it out with him and pray about it he will show him it can be done. David did it so can the rest of the world.
Ed Hindson and Gary Yates: The essence of the Old Testament: A Survey (pg. 166.) B&H Publishing Group , Nashville, Tennessee: 2012