As we slowly make our way through the various stories detailing David’s reign over Israel, we also see God molding and making him into the king he wants David to be. It’s a gradual process. It’s a daily process. It’s a necessary process to avoid Saul 2.0. For David’s part, one of the main things he needs to master is seeking God’s will rather than presuming to know it. We know that Saul did his own thing. We also know that David tried to do things God’s way. But even with that mindset, it’s east to get in trouble by presuming to know God’s mind OR assuming our way is okay with him.
Some of what God exepcts from us is written down is Scripture. But there’s so much more that isn’t written down. God wants to lead us through both. For that to happen, we have to seek him daily. We have to continually look for him and what he’s doing. When we find him, we follow. And as we’ll see at the end of today’s text, the results of following him give us plenty of opportunity to rejoice and worship — with great joy, I might add.