David inquired of God: “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?” -1 Chronicles 14:10
David heard that his enemies the Philistines were on their way to attack. How would he respond? Fight? Defend? Run? Negotiate? What was the right response?
The answer to David’s question was not to design a plan but to consult the Designer. When he did, God gave him an answer far better than he could have discovered on his own.
God commanded David to have his army attack from behind instead of from the front. When they did, they achieved a tremendous victory.
Each day, we face conflict, challenges, and issues where we need wisdom. Just like David, our answer is not found in providing our own response, but in seeking the Lord’s response. Let’s avoid the temptation of living life in our own strength. Let us ask God, the one who knows exactly how to provide our victory.
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.