“For since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! – Isaiah 64:4
I like to wonder through the Bible. Not wander. Wonder.
I wonder if Eve thought the apple from the tree of knowledge tasted good. Did it taste like chocolate? Because I would be seriously disappointed if I gave up my life and doomed humanity to eternal hell if it tasted like the apples we have now. What a bummer.
I wonder if Noah got tired of cleaning up after the animals, or if Sarai ever thought she needed to check Abram into the Wack Shack because he kept talking about this son they were going to have…when they were ninety!
I really started to wonder why David did not kill Saul when he had the chance. David had a chance to kill him not once, but twice!
In 1 Samuel 24, we pick up at David’s second chance to kill Saul. He and his friend, Abishai, sneak into Saul’s camp. They tiptoe past 3,000 armed men and stand beside Saul while he is fast sleep. A spear sits beside Saul’s head. Just one strike of that spear and David could ascend to his rightful place on the throne.
When David had the opportunity to take matters into His own hands, he didn’t. As he stood among 3,000 men who could have killed him in a split second — and without a moment’s pause — David did the unfathomable.
David chose instead to make an impression that Saul would carry with him for the rest of his life: He waited on God’s timing. He chose God’s way and God’s plan. David trusted God to fight his battles for him, and he respected God’s decision to keep Saul as king.
I wonder if Saul thought about how close he came to death.
I wonder if he ever slept in peace again.
I wonder what he thought of his “big” army when he realized how close David came to taking his life.
I wonder if I was in the same position if I would take the high road.
I wonder if I would wait on God.
I wonder if I would resist the temptation to take what was mine in my timing, and instead allow God to gift it to me personally, in His timing.