May 01, 2019: SOAP #3436:   1Chronicles 14, 15; Psalm 132; Matthew 18 Scripture:  1Chronicles (NIV) 14:2 And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel. 14:8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed […]

May 01, 2019: SOAP #3436:   1Chronicles 14, 15; Psalm 132; Matthew 18

Scripture:  1Chronicles (NIV) 14:2 And David knew that theLORD had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had beenhighly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.
14:8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over allIsrael, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about itand went out to meet them. 9 Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valleyof Rephaim; 10 so David enquired of God: “Shall I go and attack thePhilistines? Will you hand them over to me?” The LORD answered him,“Go, I will hand them over to you.”

Observation:   Davidknew that his position as king was only because of God.  And knowing that, when the Philistines camelooking for David, David went out to meet them!   If God had placed David in that position,surely God would give David victory over the Philistines!  AND David took time to ask God what he shoulddo.  If God had placed David in thatposition, surely God would tell David what to do! 

Application:  It makes a big difference when I know that Iam where God wants me.  I can go out to meetthose looking for my defeat.  I ask Godand expect him to tell me what to do!  Ican expect Him to be with me and give me victory!     

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, I know I am where you wantme to be and doing what you want me to do. I know you are with me.  I knowthat you will tell me what I am to do.  Iknow that you will use me for your glory. My victory does not depend on myability, but on Your presence!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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