Inquiring Approach

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Today's reading: 2 Samuel 21:1-14

Today's passage, 2 Samuel 21:1-14, is a difficult one. What takes place seems extremely harsh and, honestly, it doesn't make sense to me, even after doing some commentary research. So I'm not going to try to explain the whys of David's actions in this situation, realizing that there are going to be elements of God's plan and things that I read in the Bible that I do not fully understand. That isn't to say that I won't have a better understanding the next time I read this passage (since God reveals more and more to us as we continue to take in His Word), but for today we're going to look at and consider David's initial response to the famine Israel was experiencing.

What did come across clearly from this passage was David's example of seeking God's direction--something he did regularly. After experiencing famine conditions for three years, a period that has now gone beyond a typical cycle of drought, David discerns that the situation may be from God. So we see him seeking God and asking him for direction, "David inquired of the LORD" (VS. 1). God answers David's inquiry, and true to form, David takes action following God's prompting.

How often do you seek God's direction (do you inquire of Him) as you navigate life? Why is it important to inquire of God regularly--in all circumstances? Tami

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Thanks Tami, we appreciate you and your studies!

Oh that I would seek God's direction every time in my life!
It is important to inquire of the Lord regularly just like seamen need to keep in touch with the captain of the ship so we can arrive safely to our final destination ( Heaven)!

Lord, may I seek and trust Your guidance although I may not understand why! You know best the Way! Amen

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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