Daily Devotional: A king awaits his orders

2 Samuel 5:19

~So David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?”

The Lord answered him, “ Go, I will surely hand the Philistines over to you.”~

which-way-can-i-go King David was a mighty warrior anointed by God, but he didn’t presume to know what to do in every military situation. These verses give a revealing insight into David’s approach to guidance. He was ready to attack the enemies who threatened his kingdom, but before he made a  move, he asked God what to do. When a second threat came, he didn’t assume that the guidance he’d received earlier automatically applied to this new situation. David was keenly aware of his constant dependence on divine wisdom.

Like David, let us demonstrate our dependency on God by seeking his guidance consistently and diligently, even in the small issues that concern us. South African author Andrew Murray once remarked, “The insignificance of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us.

Are your decisions shaped by past experiences or by daily seeking God? What daily decisions of life are you asking him about?


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