Readings: II Samuel 2-3, Psalm 134, I Corinthians 1
II Samuel 2: Saul is dead, so David, who was anointed king by Samuel ages earlier, should be king, right? Wrong. It appears that David was only the King of the tribe of Judah after Saul's death and had to wait about seven more years until God finally gave him the promised throne. That's almost 20 years after Samuel anointed David. Sometimes, God's promises take a while to ripen.