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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘…David inquired again of God…’ 1 Chronicles 14:14 NKJV

The Bible says: ‘David inquired again of God; and God said…"When you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees…go out to battle: for God has gone out before you" …David therefore did as God commanded him: and they drove back the…Philistines…’ (1 Chronicles 14-16 NKJV) Observe three things in this story: (1) David refused to make a move until he first talked it over with the Lord. Notice the words, ‘David inquired again of God.’ It wasn’t just something he did occasionally or in times of crisis, it was something he did on a regular basis. (2) David waited until he heard a certain sound: ‘A sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees.’ Do you know God well enough to recognise the sound of His voice? With time and testing you can. ‘You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.’ (1 John 2:20 NKJV) Not only will you know what God wants you to do, He will actually create within you the desire to do it. ‘It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.’ (Philippians 2:13 NKJV) (3) David went, knowing God had gone before him to deal with every obstacle that stood in his way. The Bible says, ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally…’ (James 1:5 NKJV) Wisdom is ‘the ability to use knowledge so as to successfully meet the challenges of life.’ You may acquire knowledge from books and schools, but this wisdom is a gift from God. Don’t go until you get it!

SoulFood: 1 Sam 18:1-20:29, Luke 8:26-39, Ps 140, Pr 16:3

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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