(1)Now it came to pass after this that David inquired of the Lord saying, “Should I go up to one of the towns of Judah?” The Lord said to him, “Go up”. “Where shall I go up?” David asked. “To Hebron,” He said. (2) So David went up there, along with his two wives – Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite… (4) Then the men of Judah came and anointed David king over the house of Judah. (TLV)
Many careful steps comprise a successful journey. David has a sense of God’s ultimate destiny and calling to national leadership but wisely seeks God’s counsel to be careful and certain that the next step is the right step. Assumptions can lead to painful and unforeseen realities.