Long ago, the Philistines confronted David just after his coronation (2 Samuel 5:17-25). When the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over Israel, they deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. So David inquired of the Lord: “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?”
- He made it a point to first enquire from God as to the specific course of action to take.
- He followed whatever God instructed him to do.
- He gave glory to God for his success.
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.”
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
on you for their strength
and all who deeply desire
to visit your temple.