There’s nothing quite like hearing the GPS declare after a long road trip that “you have arrived at your destination!” This declaration means that you have made it! The long journey, the innumerable turns, the ever changing speed limits are all behind you. You have arrived. Better still are those times you arrive on your own. When you know that path well enough that you can take your own detours and shortcuts without the GPS’s promoting and you still arrive at your destination. Because no matter how you get there, the GPS will always say the same thing…”You have arrived at your destination!”
But does how we get to our destination matter? From a spiritual perspective, does the path to the destination matter? This is the question that David faces in 1 Samuel 24 and the question that we all need to wrestle with today as well.