1 samuel 26b Surrender


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1 samuel 26b Surrender

  1. 1. Stone Creek You are welcomewww.rossvillechurch.com781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Sunday, November 25, 2012 1
  2. 2. The Bowmans will be here Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM.The next day is Fifth Sunday dinner and fellowship Sunday, December 30, 2012 Pure Heart will be hereSunday morning, January13, 2013 to lead worship. 2
  3. 3. 1 Samuel 26 1 And the Ziphites came unto Saul toGibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself in thehill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon? 2 ThenSaul arose, and went down to the wilderness ofZiph, having three thousand chosen men of Israelwith him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.3 And Saul pitched in the hill of Hachilah, which isbefore Jeshimon, by the way. But David abode inthe wilderness, and he saw that Saul came afterhim into the wilderness. Review 3
  4. 4. 4 David therefore sent out spies, and understoodthat Saul was come in very deed. 5 And Davidarose, and came to the place where Saul hadpitched: and David beheld the place where Saullay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of hishost: and Saul lay in the trench, and the peoplepitched round about him. 6 Then answered Davidand said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishaithe son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Whowill go down with me to Saul to the camp? AndAbishai said, I will go down with thee. Review 4
  5. 5. 1 Samuel 26:7-8 (TLB) So David and Abishaiwent to Saul’s camp and found him asleep, with hisspear in the ground beside his head. "God has putyour enemy within your power this time for sure,"Abishai whispered to David. "Let me go and putthat spear through him. I’ll pin him to the earthwith it -- I’ll not need to strike a second time!" It’s so easy to misinterpret events as they relate to God’s Will, as Abishai did here. 5
  6. 6. Secondopportunityto kill Saul 6
  7. 7. Saul hates David and is trying to kill him.Here he lies in a deep sleep in front of David.Abishai thinks that surely God wants them to end his life and begin David’s reign.But David knows better. 7
  8. 8. [9-11] (TLB) "No," David said. "Don’t kill him,for who can remain innocent after attacking theLord’s chosen king? Surely God will strike himdown some day, or he will die in battle or of oldage. But God forbid that I should kill the man hehas chosen to be king! But I’ll tell you what --we’ll take his spear and his jug of water and thenget out of here!" David would wait on God.Hebrews 10 36 For ye have need ofpatience, that, after ye have done the Will ofGod, ye might receive the promise. 8
  9. 9. 1 Samuel 26:12 (TLB) 12 So David took the spearand jug of water, and they got away withoutanyone seeing them or even waking up, becausethe Lord had put them sound asleep. Most people would think Abishai right. Common sense Logic 9
  10. 10. Romans 1 21-22 Because that, when they knew God,they glorified Him not as God, neither werethankful; but became vain in their imaginations,and their foolish heart was darkened. Professingthemselves to be wise, they became fools … Imaginations = thoughts, reasoning, Heart = mind and feelings or emotions.People trust too much in human logic and emotion.They imagine that their thoughts are wiser than God. 10
  11. 11. 2 Corinthians 10 4 (For the weapons of our warfareare not carnal, but mighty through God to thepulling down of strongholds;) 5 Casting downimaginations (logismos – reasoning, thoughts), andevery high thing that exalteth itself against theKnowledge of God, and bringing into captivityevery thought to the obedience of Christ; We could talk about science (falsely so called). We could talk about religions. We could talk about intellectuals. Anything or anyone who contradicts God and His Word. 11
  12. 12. Romans 8 14 For as many as are led by the Spiritof God, they are the sons of God.John 14 16-17 And I will pray the Father, and Heshall give you another Comforter, that He mayabide with you forever; Even the Spirit of Truth;whom the world cannot receive, because it seethHim not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him;for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. The world can only receive what they perceive with the five senses. We perceive thru the Holy Spirit. 12
  13. 13. Even Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit.Mark 1 11 And there came a Voice from Heaven,saying, Thou art My beloved Son, in Whom I amwell pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit drivethHim into the wilderness. 13 And He was there in thewilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and waswith the wild beasts; and the angels ministeredunto Him. 13
  14. 14. 1 Samuel 26 (TLB) 13-14 They (David and Abishai)climbed the mountain slope opposite the camp untilthey were at a safe distance. Then David shouteddown to Abner and Saul, "Wake up, Abner!" "Who is it?" Abner demanded. David would do nothing against the king, but he would hassle Abner a bit.This makes me think that Abner is one of those who are pushing Saul to hunt and kill David. 14
  15. 15. (TLB) 15-16 "Well, Abner, you’re a greatfellow, aren’t you?" David taunted. "Where in allIsrael is there anyone as wonderful? So whyhaven’t you guarded your master the king whensomeone came to kill him? This isn’t good at all! Iswear by the Lord that you ought to die for yourcarelessness. Where is the king’s spear and the jugof water that was beside his head? Look and see!" Why could not Abner protectHand ofhethat not The Saul asleep, and night? God put him could wake up. 15
  16. 16. 17 And Saul knew Davids voice, and said, Is thisthy voice, my son David? And David said, It is myvoice, my lord, O king. 18 And (David)said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after hisservant? for what have I done? or what evil is inmine hand? 19a Now therefore, I pray thee, let mylord the king hear the words of his servant. If theLORD have stirred thee up against me, let Himaccept an offering: If it’s God, I will repent. 16
  17. 17. 19bbut if they be the children of men, cursed bethey before the LORD; for they have driven me outthis day from abiding in the inheritance of theLORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.In driving David out of Israel, they had driven him from the place of worship. Thus, “Go serve other gods.” David was not serving other gods; It was just a way of saying they had driven him from public worship with the Lord’s people. 17
  18. 18. 20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earthbefore the face of the LORD: for the king of Israelcome out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt apartridge in the mountains.(TLB) 20 Must I die on foreign soil, far from thePresence of Jehovah? Why should the king ofIsrael come out to hunt my life like a partridge onthe mountains?" 18
  19. 19. 21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my sonDavid: for I will no more do thee harm, becausemy soul was precious in thine eyes this day:behold, I have played the fool, and have erredexceedingly. Saul has said much this same thing before, the other time David spared his life. There is no repentance in his heart.Just because people say the right words, does not mean their heart is right toward God. 19
  20. 20. (TLB) 22 "Here is your spear, sir," David replied. "Letone of your young men come over and get it. 23 TheLord gives His Own reward for doing good and forbeing loyal, and I refused to kill you even when theLord placed you in my power. 24 Now may the Lordsave my life, even as I have saved yours today. MayHe rescue me from all my troubles." David had refused to sin, and he knew that God would reward his loyalty in doing good. Let us choose not to sin in every situation. 20
  21. 21. 24 And, behold, as thy life was much set by this dayin mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in theeyes of the LORD, and let Him deliver me out ofall tribulation. That needs to be our mindset.Care not what men may do for us, but rather what God will do. 21
  22. 22. 25 Then Saul said to David, Blessed be thou, myson David: thou shalt both do great things, and alsoshalt still prevail. So David went on his way, andSaul returned to his place. Saul had made promises -- again -- But David did not depend on Saul or his promises, but rather on the Lord. Saul and David never met again. 22
  23. 23. Anyone who would desire that his life would change, must first let God change his heart. In troubleIt’s time to surrender.Let go and let God have your life. 23
  24. 24. 1 Sam 26:23 The Lord gives His Own reward for doing good and for being loyal. … You have tried it your way; now live God’s Way. Not for a trial period, but for your lifetime. 24