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God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Inquire of God

Read 1 Chronicles 13:1 through 14:17; John 4:1–26

After almost an hour of wandering the busy streets of Boston looking for her friend’s house, Jess found a bench and sat down. She was tired, cranky, and frustrated. Finally, she stopped a woman carrying a grocery bag to ask directions. 


The woman smiled and pointed to a corner a few yards away. “It’s right around that corner.” Jess sighed heavily. She had been circling her destination without even knowing it. If she had just stopped and asked for directions, she would have saved herself a lot of trouble. 


So David asked God, “Should I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?” The Lord replied, “Yes, go ahead. I will hand them over to you” (1 Chronicles 14:10). 


David made a lot of mistakes, but in this situation he was wise enough to ask God for direction. He was victorious because He followed God’s instructions. Christians often try to find their own way in this world instead of asking God for guidance. A lot of time is wasted and a lot of hardship endured simply because people don’t inquire of the Lord before taking action.


Challenge for Today: Go to God for direction with 

all your decisions today. 

Quicklook: 1 Chronicles 14:8–17