Inquiring of the Lord

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

1 Samuel 23:1- 14
“Then they told David, saying, ‘Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are plundering the threshing floors.’ So David inquired of the LORD,…” (1-2a) While David was in danger, he still showed concern for the people in Keilah. When God gave him a directive to attack, his men expressed fear for simply living in Judah [Gad’s prophetic directive]. “Then David inquired of the LORD once more…” (4a) Again God told him to go promising victory. After rescuing Keilah, Saul, unconcerned about Keilah, asserted God had delivered David into his hand. Being aware of this, David again inquired of the Lord if the men of Keilah, whom he rescued, would turn him over to Saul. God said they would. We may think in gratitude for David’s help they would not do this. But their fear of Saul exceeded their gratitude to David. So David and about 600 of his men fled for safety and Saul gave up looking for him. The key to David’s safety was not logic, but inquiring of the Lord and staying in His will.