Sep 18, 2018
David had been crowned the king of all Israel, but that didn’t mean his problems were over. As a matter of fact, they were just about to begin. As the newly crowned sovereign over the state of Israel, David was going to discover that his list of potential enemies was long. And at the top of that list were the Philistines. They saw the crowning of David and the unification of the nation as a threat to their well-being. So, they set out to defeat David while his reign was in its infancy and the Israelites were getting over their recent internal battles. And in 2 Samuel 5:17-25, we see David approaching his problems with a slightly different perspective. Rather than taking matters into his own hands and acting impulsively, David took his problem to the Lord. He sought divine counsel. And He received it. Along with a rousing victory over his enemies. He was learning that God’s battles, fought on God’s terms and in God’s power, brought God-ordained victories.