Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trouble!

David is loved for his praise songs and worship.
But he became famous and powerful for his courage and military ability.

He is no sooner settled in as king and the Philistines get all their forces together to wipe him out. His kingdom is going to be VERY short lived, and he will live the rest of his life as a slave.

17 "When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king of Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he went into the stronghold. 18 The Philistines arrived and spread out across the valley of Rephaim. 19 So David asked the Lord, “Should I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?”

The Lord replied to David, “Yes, go ahead. I will certainly hand them over to you.”

20 So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “The Lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”). 21 The Philistines had abandoned their idols there, so David and his men confiscated them."

He prayed to God!
And fought like a his very life depended upon it!
They BURST through the Philistines and put the enemy on the run.

David did his part.
But he gave all the credit to God...

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