Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 16 (day seven)
Perhaps the Lord will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day.” So David and his men went on the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside parallel with him and as he went he cursed and cast stones and threw dust at him. (v.12-13)
All along the way out of Jerusalem David submits his will to the Lord. We saw last week that David was prepared to go wherever God led him, even if it was off the throne. This week, David gives us a similar example. David is not going to make the mistake of reaching out and grabbing a future that God did not orchestrate. He is ready to allow God to shape all that is ahead of them, even if it means some man from Saul’s family hurling insults at David and his men. May we, like David, surrender our futures unto the Lord even if it’s painful.