1 Sam 29-31 David decided to go with Achish to fight with the Philistines but is rejected by them. Sometimes, even in our hastiness or foolishness, we pay the price of disobedience. When David and his men return, they find the town they had been living in destroyed by the Amalekites, the very ones God had marked for destruction. Had Saul obeyed God, those enemies would not have had access to David’s army. And also, had David inquired of the Lord, he ‘might not‘ have gone, and this disaster ‘might not’ have happened.
Today, do you consider God’s ways before embarking on questionable things? When we wonder what to do but fail to inquire of God, we open ourselves up to the enemy’s ways, for he is crafty and seeking whom he can devour. [1Pet 5:8]
Before you step out, seek the Lord’s direction; ask Him for wisdom and discernment, just as James tells us. “If anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God…and it will be given to him.” [James 1:5] Want protection from our arch-enemy? Seek God first.