First, I was shocked to see that David was only 30 when he became king. Really? What were YOU doing at 30? Do you think that you could have presided over a nation? Goodness, our president has to be 34…
2 Samuel 5:4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 5 At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
But, when one has the Lord in their corner, I suppose one could rule a nation at 30.
David’s reliance on the Lord astounds me. He inquired of the Lord all the time.
2 Samuel 5:9 Then David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.”
After that, he even asked the Lord how he was to go about defeating the Philistines. Because of David constantly leaning on the Lord, the nation experienced victory after victory.
David has inspired me to ask of the Lord more often. When we ask the Lord, not only for help, but for wisdom, He will give it to us. When we ask the Lord for strategies in our thought life and our prayer life, He will give us strategies. He wants to share secrets with us, we simply need to lean in and lend an ear.