1 Chronicles 14:14 – Asking God

Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 12:19‐14:17, Romans 1:1‐17, Psalm 9:13‐20, Proverbs 19:4‐5

1 Chronicles 14:14-16 And when David again inquired of God, God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; go around and come against them opposite the balsam trees…  And David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army from Gibeon to Gezer.

Hiking up the Gezer Tel


  • Context: This immediately follows an almost identical successful battle when David inquired of God and was told: “Go up, and I will give them into your hand.”  This time the instruction from God is: “You shall not go up after them, go around…”
  • David continues to inquire of God.
  • God tells David what to do – and this time it is different.
  • David obeys.
  • God works victory through David.

I need to remember to continue to inquire of God, even when I have seen him work in similar situations before.  In the camp ministry, each week has many repetitive battles.  I must enter every situation prayerfully and be ready for him to direct me differently than before.

Apply:  Lord, I inquire of you.  Show me if, what, where, and how you what me to fight today.  Don’t let me do anything out of habit.  Help me to hear your direction for every step.  Specifically, I lift of my morning talks

What battles do you need to be sure to inquire of God before you enter today?


1 thought on “1 Chronicles 14:14 – Asking God

  1. This is SUCH a good insight. That even when we think a situation is a no-brainer, to be listening to His voice, perhaps saying something unexpected.

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