During the four main ReChurch sessions, we're going to learn about park, reverse, neutral, and drive. And we're going to learn about each one from a king who was very familiar with the road.
In session three, we'll look at the king in neutral. David was in a tough spot: he was leading the army, married to Saul's daughter, best friends with Saul's son...and hated by Saul. To make things more interesting, he had been anointed long before, set apart to be Saul's successor.
When Saul revealed other plans (aka - kill David and keep the throne in his family), David could have said, "Enough is enough. I have God's blessing and I'm going to implement my own plan (aka - kill Saul and take my rightful place as king)."
But he didn't. He put his life—maybe you could say his destiny—in neutral. He paused and waited on God to enact His plan. It couldn't have been an easy choice, but he had enough faith in God's will that he persevered.
David chose the path of perseverance, humilty, trust, and odedience. Will we choose the same path?