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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

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.