19 David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You hand them over to me?” And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly hand them over to you.” 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and he defeated them there, and said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” (2 Samuel 5:19-20 AMP)
King David may have had mishaps where he went against the Lord and sinned greatly and he may have not laid down the law with his sons, yet God Almighty said that David was a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22). What made the Lord say so? Well David had feared the Lord and cared for His anointed even though the king was his enemy mirroring the Lords compassion and lovingkindness and holding God in the place of utmost respect and worshipping Him with awe and reverence.
In these verses from 2 Samuel 5:19-20 we see David asking the Lord what his next moves should be and we see the Lord blessing David with deliverance from his enemies as David says, “like a breakthrough of water.” Two things we can learn from king David is to seek the Lord with all that we have before we make a decision and when we need direction. I know for myself that it can be easy to run to other people for advice because they will most likely provide us with their answer right away and we have trouble waiting on the Lord. In this instance God answers David right away and the beauty of God is that sometimes He answers us too immediately, however we are to still wait on His answer even when it seems long in the arrival. It’s important to remember that Gods timing is ALWAYS perfect and right on time and that surely when we
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surely victory will come. But let us not also forget that the victory is the Lords! (Proverbs 21:31, 2 Chronicles 20:15, 1 Corinthians 15:57)
May you ask the Lord for His guidance today FIRST and FOREMOST in all things relying on Him and having faith in His faithful and sovereign answer even when you have to wait on Him to reply. May He give you the victory over your enemies when it’s time and may you give Him all the glory, the honor, and the praise when it comes. In Jesus name. Amen.
Let us pray:
Lord, king David always inquired as to what You would like him to do and what would be the outcome of a situation. He had faith in You for the answer You provided him and he knew the victory was Yours. Because of his trust and faithfulness You delivered David from the hands of his enemies. Lord, this day please give me a heart of David to seek You FIRST and Your direction in all things, to hear You and to listen, to heed and to respond, to act and then to offer praise up to You as You deliver me from harm. Increase my faithfulness in You O God for even in this I am reliant on Your help. Thank You Lord for Your leading by the power and the presence of Your Holy Spirit. Please guide my way today all to Your honor and glory. In Jesus name I pray, and thank You for the victory. Amen.