David’s Response

I have struggled with reading the old testament of the Bible and understanding it and drawing a purpose from it, though I know without a doubt it is God’s word and is just as important as any other part of the Bible. Just this morning God was able to help me see so much from one passage and I wanted to share it.


From the old testament, 1 Chronicles 14: 10-11:


10 so David inquired of God” Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?”

The Lord answered him, “Go, I will deliver them into your hands.”


11 So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, God has broken out against my enemies by my hand.”


David did not hesitate. David was about to face an army, something absolutely terrifying. He could have easily ran, he could have done anything but fight them but, the instant God said he would deliver them into his hands, David went into battle. Do we have that kind of faith in our everyday life?


When God says He will do something, do we doubt Him?


Will we face a challenge without a second thought because not only is our God with us always but the spirit has told us it is God’s will?


Not only that, but do we seek Christ first and foremost when facing an army, a test, a tough decision, a hardship?


David instantly went to God and asked Him if he should make the next step, if God willed it.


Can we do that daily? And if we do that daily will our life change? Yes! Just as David asked, listened and did without question what God willed, he won a battle against an entire army and so can we.


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