Though created in God’s image, man doesn’t know what God thinks. The Lord reveals his thoughts, but he must be consulted. He may be ignored or forgotten, but always to our loss. So it was with David:

And again David asked the Lord what to do.
2 Samuel 5:23a NTL

When King David consulted the Lord, all went well with him. When he failed to consult him, problems arose, such as when the ark was transported wrongly (chapter 6). David learned that “the LORD our God broke out against us, because we did not seek him according to the rule” (1 Chronicles 15:13 ESV). Continue reading