1 samuel 20a reconciliation


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Saul was never going to quit trying to kill David, but David would not harm Saul.

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1 samuel 20a reconciliation

  1. 1. Stone Creek You are Welcome www.rossvillechurch.com781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 August 12, 2012 1
  2. 2. Sauls sins of disobedience to Godscommand, and his envy of David angered God,and He brought an evil spirit upon Saul, and he is paranoid and lashing out at Gods man. 2
  3. 3. In 1 Samuel 19, Saul sent assassins to kill David.We saw God protect Davidtime after time from Sauls evil hand. When God has a Plan for a woman or a man,He can and will preserve that person. 3
  4. 4. David went to the prophet Samuel, where Godprotected him from three groups of assassinsand then from Saul himself. But David knows its not over. 4
  5. 5. 1 Samuel 20 1 And David fled from Naioth inRamah, and came and said before Jonathan, Whathave I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is mysin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? Even after all that Saul had done against him,David sought out Jonathan to see if there might be some means of reconciliation. 5
  6. 6. 2 Corinthians 5 18 And all things are of God, Whohath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, andhath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; First and foremost, to bring lost sinners to God.But also to reconcile with those who are angry with us. Repair relationships. 6
  7. 7. Romans 12 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil.Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If itbe possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceablywith all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not your-selves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it iswritten, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith theLord.Saul would never quit hunting David and trying to kill him, but David never tried to hurt Saul."Lord, give me a heart like David." 7
  8. 8. 2 And he (Jonathan) said unto him, God forbid;thou shalt not die: behold, my father will donothing either great or small, but that he will shewit me: and why should my father hide this thingfrom me? it is not so. "If Daddy was still trying to kill you, I would know about it; He tells me everything he is doing." 8
  9. 9. 3 And David sware moreover, and said, Thy fathercertainly knoweth that I have found grace in thineeyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lesthe be grieved: but truly as the Lord liveth, and asthy soul liveth, there is but a step between me anddeath. Saul knows that you love me, and he is just saving you the pain of knowing this thing. 9
  10. 10. … there is but a step between me and death. David knew that Saul was not going to give up on the idea of killing him.He doesnt realize it, but God is using these trials to prepare David for the job of being King of Israel. 10
  11. 11. God rarely, if ever, calls those who are already qualified to do His Work.If we were qualified in ourselves, where would be the glory to God?When God uses those of us who would never bechosen by men to do a job, God gets all the glory. 11
  12. 12. James 1 2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when yefall into divers temptations (trials); knowingthis, that the trying (testing) of your faith workethpatience (cheerful endurance). But let patiencehave her perfect work, that ye may be perfect(mature) and entire, wanting (lacking) nothing. That is not the Will of God for us. Maturity is Gods Will for His children. 12
  13. 13. God often prepares us for a ministry by allowing us to go through difficult trials -- But He is always right there with us to help.David is going to be King of Israel, but he is not yet ready for the demands of the job. God is getting him ready. 13
  14. 14. There is always but a step between us and death.We are not guaranteed even one more breath of life. All saved are prepared for death and judgment, but we dont want to be ashamed in that day. Be always ready to see Jesus! Never be doing anything that you wouldnt want to be doing when you die, or when Jesus comes for the rapture. 14
  15. 15. But though dangers appear most threatening, wecannot die till the Purpose of God concerning us isaccomplished; nor till we have served our gener-ation according to His Will, if we are believers. Matthew Henry Knowing that God will preserve me until I have done all that He is going to use me to do. Comforting 15
  16. 16. Psalms 34 19 Many are the afflictions of the right-eous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Troubles will come our way; That is life in this sin-cursed world. But God will deliver those who love Him and live our lives His Way. 16
  17. 17. Be always walking in the footsteps God has ordered for your life.. Be open to the leadership of 17