"Once again David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered him, 'Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into your hand.'"
(1 SAMUEL 23:4)

1 Samuel 23:1-14
We know that God “sought out a man after his own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14), and that David became that man (Acts 13:22). He was not perfect by any means, but he knew the importance of seeking God’s will. He was tangling with the Philistines outside of Keilah and asked God for help. But David’s men were afraid, so David in humility came “once again” before the Lord and found the assurance he needed that God was with him.


Years ago we faced a major decision to either shut down the radio ministry on Okinawa or trust God and stay for the allotted years the Government of Japan had authorized. Most of the staff wanted to bail out. I wrestled all night, asking God numerous times for direction. By morning there was no question, and I cast my vote to stay. Management authorized us to stay and complete the allotted years. Those became the most spiritually fruitful years of the broadcast ministry on the island.


Whether the decisions you face are big or small, never fear that you cannot humbly come to God “once again.”



Scripture Focus

1 Samuel 23:1-14

Insight

THE LORD NEVER TIRES OF HEARING YOUR REQUESTS AND SEEING YOUR HEART DRAWN TO HIM.

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