David has a question, God has an answer…


2 Samuel 5:17 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up in search of David; but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold. 18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the valley of Rephaim. 19 David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?” The LORD said to David, “Go up; for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.” 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there.

I have to admit I get a little jealous here. When David has an important question he brings in the priest with the ephod and asks God directly what he should do. And God answers him. How handy would that be for you and me, right?

I realize that we now have access to the Holy Spirit in a way that was not true in David’s time – because the Holy Spirit had not yet come. Even so, it’s not nearly as direct for us as it was for David. These days I think I’d prefer direct.

Gracious God, we have so many questions today. As we lift our lives to you in prayer, speak so that we can hear you clearly. And then give us grace to follow where you lead. Amen.

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