SUMMARY: Seek God
OVERVIEW: David seeks God’s counsel before battling his enemies, but he also married multiples wives, a violation of Deuteronomy 17:17.
BIG IDEA: Go to God before taking action.
KEY VERSE: 1 Chronicles 14:16–17 (David conquers the Philistines)
So David did what God commanded, and they struck down the Philistine army all the way from Gibeon to Gezer. So David’s fame spread everywhere, and the Lord caused all the nations to fear David.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I invite you to follow me because I love you. I want to provide for you, and I will lead you in the way you should go. Sometimes you will have multiple options that are all good. Choose freely. Other times, I will indicate which is the wise path to take. The prudent course is not always an easy one, but I will guide and help you along the way.
Learn to hear my voice. Many times I will speak in a still, small voice. It may seem impossible to identify amidst the busyness and noise of your day. But it is possible to hear and, with practice, you will quickly tune in and tune out everything else. Listen to me. Find my frequency. I am present, active, and always with you, so look, listen, and follow. You will find joy and fulfillment doing so.
Practice pausing and asking God’s wisdom before making decisions. Even do it on seemingly “insignificant” questions (what to eat or where) to get in the habit of seeking God’s counsel.