Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; so David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?” The Lord answered him, “Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.”

– 2 Samuel 5:18-19 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

The Philistines were the enemy of the Jewish people, so you would think that their unwelcome arrival would provoke an attack. Yet David did not just react to the situation—he sought the Lord. We are prone to do what seems obvious to us, but are we willing to seek God’s opinion in all things? Don’t just coast on your own wisdom, for God has something to say about the major obstacles that we all encounter in life.

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