The Old Testament story of the encounter between the armies of Israel and the Philistines were the resultant effect of incursion of the forces of Philistines that had waged war into the territory of Israel.
When you hear the word preparation, what comes to your mind? Do you think about life insurance, studying for a test, or maybe even packing all the necessary equipment before a camping trip? Of course, all of these things are acts of preparation.
The natural or unsaved man does not have the ability to discern God’s ways. Only the person who has accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior can know the mind of God, and even then there is a limitation to the knowledge given.