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Discover the Book - July 16, 2009

  • 2009 Jul 16
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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:

1Entrusts his personal support group to the Lord. Second Samuel 15:21And 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)

2Entrusts 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)

DAVID:

*       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!)

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*       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.)

Psalm 119 says God Uses Affliction purposefully to continue reading please copy and paste this URL into your browser bar: http://www.dtbm.org/sermon/david-illuminating-power-of-suffering/

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