June 29 & 30, 2019

Last year, we began a journey through the beginning of the Bible called Origin Story where we laid the foundation of our faith.  In Season Two, we dive right back into the lives and events of God’s people. Only by learning biblical history can we comprehend the continued faithfulness and provision God made for His followers. Our lives are not small and insignificant because we get to be part of this amazing and epic story.

The Bible has more to say about David than any other person in the Bible. 

David comes on the scene in his teen years: 

  • God prepares him behind the senses for about 15 years 
  • David finally takes the throne at the age of 30 (2 Samuel 5:4) 
  • David’s reign began in 1056 B.C. and ended in 1016 B.C. (1 Samuel 31:4-6)

David mourns Saul’s death and the first thing he does when he takes the throne is pray. (2 Samuel 2:1) 

David begins his reign over Israel with dignity. 

War breaks out between the family of Saul and the house of David. (2 Samuel 3:1) 

  • David steadily grew 
  • David builds character and doesn’t retaliate

David, throughout the entire process, has the heart of a servant and the mind of a Shepard. (Psalm 78:70-72) 

In 2 Samuel 4:4 we see a great example of David’s heart. 

The promise that God makes to David can be seen in 2 Samuel 7:8-9, 15-16.

But, as we see in 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 15-18 & 25 David, surrounded by all of this success, makes a tragic decision.

  • David ultimately displeases the Lord. (2 Samuel 11:27, 12:13) 

Even though God punished David, His promise remained because God is a God who keeps His promises in spite of our sin. 

  • Prosperity and ease are often perilous times, not times of blessing
  • Bad decisions are a process, not a sudden act

Three thoughts about our bad choices: 

  • You’re responsible for the outcome of your decisions 
  • If you choose to work against God, eventually you will self-destruct
  • At the end of the day, you’re going to come back to God

God is not the kind of God that erases consequences, He loves us too much for that. 

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