By: Steve Negley

Posted: August 29, 2023

Category: Daily Devotional

2 Samuel 5:1-5

5 Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you, ‘It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.’ ” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.

In this story, the tribes of Israel literally and figuratively came to David as King. God had chosen David. God had blessed David as a leader. And then there came the time when the people had to acknowledge that reality. “All the tribes of Israel came to David.”

We need to look for signs that God is choosing those to lead us. And, when the time is right, we need to come to support that leader.


God, you have given me ears to hear, a mind to discern, and feet to step out and follow. Make me bold in where I go and who I stand with. Amen.