I Chronicles 14:9-10 ” Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim; so David inquired of God: ‘Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will You hand them over to me?’ The Lord answered him, ‘Go, I will hand them over to you.’ “

Throughout I Chronicles we see two stark contrasts. Time and time again David sought the Lord first….while Saul consulted a medium for direction. David relied on God’s wisdom and His blessing before acting, while Saul foolishly struck out on his own. This illustrates the need to go to God first, and not when you’ve already made up your mind of what you’re going to do and you just want God to bless it. You need to seek God first to enable Him to fill your heart and mind with His insight and direction, not as a last resort when everything you’ve tried has failed. It’s not surprising that the name of this valley meant Vale or Valley of Giants…(an imposing designation that probably many of us have felt we’ve visited before.) David inquired of God first not last, and in return God delegated to David authority and dominion over his enemies.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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