When David was told, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors,” he inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” The LORD answered him, “Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” 1 Samuel 23:1-2
The Philistines were great adversaries of the Israelites; David was a mighty warrior and with God’s help had been successful in defeating the Philistines on many occasions. He had confidence in his calling as a warrior, in his abilities as a warrior, and in God to help him in battle. Yet, when once again the Philistines were causing trouble, David did not rely on his directions or past success. One more time, he sought God’s face. He did not assume to know what God wanted him to do. He asked.
How often do you ask God what to do? Do you assume to know what He wants based on past experience and make the decision yourself? Are you quick to rush into action and then later ask God to join you?
Try asking God first and see how much easier things get. After all, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Rev. 22:13). Don’t you think He has a better idea of what’s next?
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