Sermons on 1 Samuel
The basis of the Christian faith is this bold, audacious hope that God is at work in our lives every day.
The first thing we need to do to ensure that we don’t become our own worst enemy is, “Pay attention to the tension.” When considering an option, an invitation, or a choice that causes even the littlest bit of inner hesitance—stop and pay attention to that tension.
I may lose my world, but I will not lose my confidence or my faith in God. I choose not to abandon Him, because He never abandons me.
David recognized in public that he would be a king under authority. In this moment, he submitted himself to God’s law, not mans, which meant as a leader, he was submitting himself to the people he would rule. This was his way of saying, I am A king, but I am not THE king.
What would it look like for you to be a blessing to someone who’s hurt you or offended you instead of getting even?
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, YOUR stronghold in times of trouble. Don’t make the same mistake David did.
In you Lord my God, I put my trust, my hope is in you all day long.