1 Samuel 23:2

1 Samuel 23:2

Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines, and save Keilah.”
1 Samuel 23:2

There comes a point where we get comfortable with the Christian life. We’ve lived it for so long, we feel we know what the Lord wants at all times. In this comfort, we feel we don’t have to read the Bible as often or pray as much.

David’s a great example to us in the above verse. He prayed to God to ask Him if he should attack the Philistines. We might read this and think, “Why would he need to pray? The Philistines are the enemy of Israel, of course he should attack!” The Lord did tell him to go after the enemy and God would give them into his hands.

In 2 Samuel 5, David again prayed to attack the Philistines, but God told him to wait. If David would have assumed he knew what to do without checking with the Lord, his army would have been defeated.

If you’ve been saved a while, don’t get comfortable. Do those things the Lord would have you always do and continue to pray and read His word daily. Don’t start slacking off in church attendance. Tell others about Jesus. The Lord wants to continue to use you and bless you.

Give us this day our daily bread,

Pastor Ron Kitchell