If you could go anywhere you wanted, where would you go?
The beach, the mountains, visit a loved one, go home (if you are away from home), another country?
David (from the Bible) finds himself at this crossroads. You see, for the past 15-20 years of his life, he has been on the run from Saul, who totally had it out for David. Saul was consumed by wanting to end David’s life.
Then, Saul died in battle.
David was free! David no longer had to be on the run! (Side note: David went on the run because he refused to kill the Lord’s anointed, unless the Lord Himself told him to do so.)
David could now go wherever he wanted.
So, where does he go?
He goes wherever God tells him to go.
He could be anywhere, but he would rather be in the will of God, wherever that was (which by the way, was the city of Hebron in Judah).
So, I ask again, if you could go anywhere you wanted, where would you go?
Before my encounter with this passage, I would’ve said “the mountains” and specifically to this exact cabin in the mountains:
But now, with David’s example, my answer is, wherever God leads me to go.
How about you?
“Then it came about afterwards that David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up to one of the cities of Judah?” And the Lord said to him, “Go up.” So David said, “Where shall I go up?” And He said, “To Hebron.” So David went up there…”
2 Samuel 2:1-2a (emphasis mine)