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Discover the Book - Jan. 21, 2011

  • 2011 Jan 21
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II Samuel: A Great Man of God 

 

The book of Second Samuel records the rise, fall and finish of a great man of God. We can learn so much from him as we look into the Scriptures.

  

David portrays a life entrusted to God's care. He gives each care to the Lord. Watch him as he:

 

1.      Entrusts his personal support group to the Lord. Second Samuel 15:21 "And Ittai answered the king, and said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be." (KJV)

 

2.      Entrusts his personal safety to the Lord.  Second Samuel 15:25 "And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and shew me [both] it, and his habitation:" (KJV)

 

3.      Entrusts his personal circumstances to the Lord. Second Samuel 15:31 "And [one] told David, saying, Ahithophel [is] among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness." (KJV)

 

4.      Entrusts his personal adversaries to the Lord. Second Samuel 16:9-10 " Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head. 10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?" (KJV)

 

5.      Entrusts his personal sufferings to the Lord. Second Samuel 16:12

"It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day." (KJV)

 

6.      Entrusts his personal vengeance to the Lord. Second Samuel 17:14 "And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite [is] better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom." (KJV)

 

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