David - Illuminating Power of Suffering
IT IS EASY IN OUR CULTURE TO TRY TO AVOID PAIN AND SUFFERING
Dr. Paul Brand spent 70 years of life living around pain and suffering wrote a magnificent book we all would do well to read, Pain the Gift no one wants. His theme is: We try to get rid of pain when in reality it is a blessing from God.
DAVID AND FACING PERSONAL DISASTERS GOD'S WAY
II SAMUEL 15-17
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)
Humble in his origins
Devout to his God
Chosen as God’s man
Resolute to follow him
Human to the point of great sin
Repentant to the point of great forgiveness
Incomparable in worship.
DAVID, AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART... WHY?
I Samuel 17 - Because of an UNCHANGEABLE CONCERN that God's Name be honored. (So he stands for Him.) Remember -he was the only one...
Psalm 59 - Because of an UNSHAKABLE TRUST that God was protecting him. (So he depends on Him). Remember - Saul, his father-in-law tried to kill him.
Psalm 34 - Because of an UNWAVERING HOPE that God was watching - so HE MAGNIFIED Him. (22 times - David notes it!)
Finally in Psalm 142: David - a man after God's own heart Because of his UNMISTAKABLE AWARENESS that God was hearing him... so He calls on him. (7 times - David expresses it. Look at Ps. 142.)
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