1 Samuel 23: Inquire of the Lord

When David was told, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors,” he inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?”

The Lord answered him, “Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” -1 Samuel 23:1-2

Many people wonder why God would permit or encourage war and death in the Old Testament. At least in this chapter, there is a clear reason–to save the people of a city.

David probably did not want to go into battle. Yet he knew lives were on the line and his team could do something about it. He asked the Lord and God said to go. In the end, an entire city of people were saved.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.

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