2 Samuel 5: 18-25 Tells of 2 accounts when the Philistines came up against David shortly after being anointed king. David sought the Lord both times whether or not He should go up against them in battle. The first time, the Lord told David to go up for he would deliver them into his hands. The second time the Philistines came up against David, the Lord told David that he was not to go up and then gave him specific directions on what to do to bring forth victory in his life. ~ We need to make sure that we seek the Lord’s guidance and direction in all matters of life. Even though this was a familiar enemy of Israel, David didn’t presume anything. He sought the Lord for wisdom and God directed him and brought victory forth in his life.
We need to follow David’s example. He was a man after God’s own heart because he humbled himself and sought the Lord for wisdom in every decision that he made. God knows our enemy and knows how to bring forth victory in every situation we face. If we want to walk in victory, all we have to do is seek the Lord for his wisdom and he will freely give it to us.