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2 Samuel 5:19

2 Samuel 5:19 (ESV): 19 And David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?” And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.”

It is important to inquire of the Lord before deciding what your next move will be.   God has the plan for our lives and we are supposed to follow Him.  Make sure to have the green light from above before moving forward!

After Saul died in battle the nation of Israel was divided.  Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, was made king by Abner, and David was anointed king over Judah.  After some time and infighting, David took his rightful place as king of Israel. When the Philistines heard this, they spread out in the Valley of Rephaim against Israel.  David inquired of the Lord if he should go to war with them.  He didn't move until the Lord told him to.  The Lord gave David the green light, and he conquered the Philistines.

Do you inquire of the Lord before making decisions?  It's important to allow God to direct our steps.  After all, He has a plan for our lives. We want to be found in the middle of His perfect will, not in His permissive will.  Inquire of the Lord before making any decisions.  Let Him lead you to the path He has for you. Amen?

Father,  all glory and honor belong to You.  Thank You for directing our steps in all things.  Lead us today and give us wisdom for the things that we face.  We seek You now.  May Your will be done in Jesus' name, amen.    

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