Not Everyone Rejoiced That David Became King

Israel rejoiced when they made David their king, but the Philistines did not rejoice, “Now when the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went out against them” (1 Chronicles 14:8).
David had fought the Philistines many times before, most memorably was his first battle when he defeated Goliath. They also remembered David and his victories and to have him reign as king, they did not see as a good thing. He would be stronger than ever before. Therefore, they believed they had to stop him.
However, that was a bad idea, because David attacked them and won again!
It is always a bad idea to attack a man of God.

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