When You Can’t Do It Yourself
Reading: 1 Kings 1:1
There will come a time when you can’t do it yourself.
What do you see when you think of King David? I think of youth, a strong warrior, a giant killer. This is not the same man we see described in verse 1. David is now described as old. At best this means older than the author’s point of view. He is also said to be stricken in years. Poor David! Finally, the King is spending days in bed.
While David is still very valuable to God, Israel, and his family, he has reached a time of life where he needs help. At different times in life we all get here. For instance, while once an athlete, I can’t just go run anymore. If I do I struggle moving the next day! Now, I have to stretch a certain way. I need an iPhone app to keep me on pace. My muscles require extra vitamins and possibly medication. For David, this was a time when he would need to be King in a BIG way, but he couldn’t do it himself.