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April 22, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Samuel 23 (ESV)

Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the Lord said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” But David’s men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?” Then David inquired of the Lord again. And the Lord answered him, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand.” And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and struck them with a great blow. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah....Continue Reading

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  1. In the same way David sought the prophet Gad’s direction in chapter 22, He seeks the Lord’s council as to whether or not to make war with the Philistines. God says yes but David’s men are hesitant so David asks God again. How often do we need 2 yeses from God to follow His will? And yet David is being sensitive to his men’s opinion but not letting them overrule God. It’s good leadership. They go and God gives the victory. David, showing his dependence on God, asks God for guidance once again. It is interesting that Jonathan can find David but Saul cannot. Is this David making himself available for Jonathan or God lifting a shroud of protection because Jonathan is a friend? In the same way the Philistines attacking at just the right time to take Saul off David’s tail. Is that the Philistines being the Philistines or God using them as His pawns? Well regardless David is saved and so God’s will is done.

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