If your life was a musical, what would be the big finale? As we wrap up the story of David we look at a song he wrote (and sang). He looks back on his life with some perspective, he looks at his life today with some perspective and he looks forward to the end of his life with (guess what?) some eternal perspective. What can we learn from an aging, washed up David? Lets discuss...
We serve a God who is full of Grace, quick to forgive, and separates us form our sins as far as East is from the West, but there are still earthly consequences for our sin. Both King David and Jesus walked up the mount of olives with tears in their eyes. David was fleeing his consequences and Jesus was walking towards the consequences of sin on our behalf. How do we face our consequences of sin?
If you know about David, you know he slayed a giant. But the second most famous story is about how he stole another man's wife and conspired to have him killed. The man after God's own heart broke half of the ten commandments in this one sordid moment in his life. Have you ever had a moment or an event in your life you would like to forget. Where Sin got the best of you? How do we respond when we fall. (Because you will fall...)
How do we respond when God says no? Your motives were right, your intentions were right, you planned to do good, you planned to make a difference in the lives of others. You planned to give the glory to God. He still said no. This week David faces just such a circumstance. NO. No explanation, no redirection, just no. Now what?
David is on the run. He is being hunted for death without cause by the most powerful man in the kingdom HE ends up hiding out in caves with a rag tag bunch of misfits, and to his great shock King Saul comes into that very cave, alone and vulnerable. 1 Samuel 24:4 says. “Now’s your opportunity!” David’s men whispered to him. “Today the Lord is telling you, ‘I will certainly put your enemy into your power, to do with as you wish.’” So David crept forward and..." What would you have done?
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life