Father God, this study helps us to examine our heart; what we find we turn it over to You in Jesus' name. Please create in us a clean heart and renew the right spirit in us, so we can honor You just as David did. Thank You, Lord. Lord God for making our life to be all that You want us to be; bless our desire to be Your desire; our will to be Your will; our thoughts to be Your thoughts; our ways to be Your ways. This we all pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
What can you do today to stay The Course?
I would stay confident in the Word when truth evades me; God want us to trust Him always. Believe in His Word and His promise in the Word.
Lord, if I am not trusting in You, please show me in what area I am not, amen.
I Chronicles 16: 8-36
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;
17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;
19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
23 Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
29 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.
32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.
This is important to David's character: David walked with God:
I did a short study on one of Dr. Charles Stanley's message concerning "Are you walking with God?" Good question Dr. Stanley!! In this study we need to examine our life with God, our heart mostly. These are some good responses question I read in his message concerning walking with God, which mean having a heart after God, amen.
In light of this study, can you say that you are walking with God? Which ones are true of you? Which ones could use some improvement? What can you do to be more consistent in walking with God, and have a heart after God? What inspires you to persevere in your walk with Him?
7 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
1). Who sent Samuel to find David?
God sent Samuel to find David after He removed Saul (Acts 13:22)
2). Describe what David said about his own heart.
David describe himself as a humble, reverent, respectful, trusting, loving, devoted, faithful, obedient, and repentful, he also recognized God with his praises.
3). How would you describe Nabal?
He was a mean, selfish, and harsh man.
4). Who was Nabal's wife?
Abigail was Nabal's wife.
5). How did Abigal act when she heard what Nabal did?
She humbled herself and acted quickly by sending food and provision for David and his army.
6). How did Nabal die?
His heart failed him and he became like a stone, which mean he was in a coma.
7). What would you call Nabal's death now days?
I would say he had a heart attack, and was in a coma for ten days.
8). What kind of heart Abigal have?
Abigal had a humble heart, a soft heart, very respectful, a Christian heart.
9). How many wives David had when he married Abigal?
This study says David married Abigal after he married Michal and Jezreel, I don't agree with that; I have not found in the Word where it says David was married to Jezreel, but that this was a place, a plain in a valley, the Plain of Armageddon. Maybe this is in Jewish history, not sure. For me until I learn different, she was his second wife.
10). How would you describe David's relationship with women?
His desire for women was a weakness; his son Solomon had this same problem too. But God forgave them and still used them; which is where we find God's heart "looked beyond their fault and saw their need." Everything about God has a reason! He chooses the weak thing of this world to confound the things which are mighty; (I Corinthians 1:27)
11). Apostle Paul wrote about David, what did he say?
In the book of Acts, the apostle Paul speaks of God's feelings about King David: "After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do'" (). The answer to why David was considered a man after God's own heart is found right in the verse: David did whatever God wanted him to do.
12). In what book we learn much about David's character?
This is found in the book of Psalm. David wrote most of them.
13). Describe David's characteristics.
He was a musician and poet 2Sa 23:1 He played the harp: 1Sa 16:18,23; 1Sa 18:10; 1Sa 19:9-10
2Sa 22:1 pp Ps 18:1 Title He sang; 1Ch 16:7; Ps 3:1 Title; Ps 34:1 Title; Ps 51:1 Title; Ps 52:1 Title; Ps 54:1 Title; Ps 63:1 Title
David's sin and repentance
His repentance 2Sa 12:13-23;