An Open Request

Israel experienced three years of famine and when David sought the Lord about it, the answer came back that the Lord was punishing Israel for when Saul killed some of the Gibeonites, people whom Joshua had promised that Israel would protect.
Therefore, David went to the Gibeonites and with wide open request asked, “What shall I do for you? And with what shall I make atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of the LORD?” (2 Samuel 21:3).
The Gibeonites could have said anything, and they did present a request. However, I want us to think on what David did. He went in humility, asking what he could do for them, as though they were the king and he was the subject, while the reverse was true! Rather than complaining about a miserable condition, the famine, David consulted the Lord and then asked the people who had been hurt what he could do. David was prepared to do whatever the people said.
Could you do what David did? When the situation arises in your life, do it and watch the Lord bless you.

Share your thoughts: