Friday, December 4, 2009

Taking Advice from God

1 Chronicles 14: 9-12
Then the Philistines went and made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. And David inquired of God, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?"
The LORD said to him, "Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand."
So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, "God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breaking through of water." Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim. And when they left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

Good morning/afternoon/evening to all!

*Baal Perazim means "Master of Breakthroughs", by the way.*

So the Philistines were raiding, and David had to make another decision. Should we go up and fight against them or should we hope they don't get any closer? Would we win that fight?

When David needs help or advice, his first response is to ask God for it. So he did, and God told him to go ahead, that He would help him win. And then God followed through.

The first moral to this story is asking God for advice. What does God know? Everything. What can God do to help us? A lot, since He's kind of all-powerful. Won't He just give us some religious, moral advice about doing the right thing? Um, yeah. He's God. Isn't that what we want?

The second moral is what we do with that advice. We have to take it. What's the point of God telling you what you should do if you never take it?

Have a great day and weekend in the world God has created for us.
In His Service,

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