Utilizing the narrative of King David’s appointment over all of Israel, Bishop Claude Alexander reminds us that there is usually time between God declaring a promise and when it is fulfilled. It takes time for God to produce His now, but this time stretches us and our faith. God had promised that David would be king of Israel and at the designated time, God used Abner, Saul’s commander, to turn on Saul and support David as the king. Abner went to the elders and confirmed that “some time was now.” He told them to make David their king. We can learn from this story that we have all the time we will need to be transformed into the people God desires—regardless of how long it takes. The certainty of God’s timing should give us strength while we wait. It’s not how long but how certain we are of God’s faithfulness to deliver on His promises as demonstrated throughout history.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:6-19 NLT