Where Did David Go Right?
1. He _______________ listen to the wrong voices.
The men said, “This is the day the Lord spoke of when he said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish. (1 Samuel 24:4a, NIV)
Abishai said to David, “Today God has delivered your enemy into your hands. Now let me pin him to the ground with one thrust of the spear; I won’t strike him twice.” (1 Samuel 26:8, NIV)
Just because someone’s advice or opinion sounds good, doesn’t mean it is God. If the advice or opinions of others contradict our convictions, they are not from God for us.
2. He knew it was _______________ responsibility to fulfill his promises.
As surely as the Lord lives,” he said, “the Lord himself will strike him, or his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish. (1 Samuel 26:10, NIV)
We have to be patient enough to let God accomplish his plan his way.
3. He was in constant communication with God, so his ______________ was fixed on God.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7, NIV)
David lived out this verse. There are 73 Psalms written by David. David wrote the following Psalms during the time period in which he was running for his life from Saul: Psalm 7, 34, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, and 142. In these Psalms we see a visual depiction of the faith cycle.