From the Man After God’s Heart…2 Samuel 23:5 (NKJV) "Although myhouse is not so with God, yet He hasmade with me an everlastingcovenant, ordered in all things andsecure.For this is all my salvation and all mydesire ), will He not make itincrease )?
David Grew to be a Man of God Desire fulfilled isHeart Desire a tree of life (Pro 13:12) Like a green oliveHouse Dependants tree in the house of God (Ps 52:8) Righteous flourish and grow like aHope Development cedar in Lebanon (Ps 92:12)
God Defines Disciple?Jeremiah 9:23-24 (ESV) Thus says theLord: “Let not the wise man boast in hiswisdom, let not the mighty man boast inhis might, let not the rich man boast inhis riches, but let him who boasts boastin this, that he understands and knowsme, that I am the Lord who practicessteadfast love, justice, and righteousnessin the earth. For in these things Idelight, declares the Lord.”
Disciple or Thorny?2 Samuel 23:6 (NASB) "Butthe worthless(belîya‘al), every one ofthem will be thrust awaylike thorns, because theycannot be taken in hand…
WHAT DOES GOD DELIGHT IN? God’s Covenant Virtues1. Unfailing Love – Hesed2. Justice – Mishpat3. Righteousness – Tsedaqah
Hesed DefinedHesed is the active force of God whereby heactively seeks to come to the aid of those withwhom He has established a relationship. Hedisplays His strength in showing mercy andloving kindness in a steadfast way. His love andmercy never fail because it is impossible forGod to be weakened to the point of failure.(Unfailing Love)
Mishpat DefinedMishpat is God’s Kingdom design in place within man through the reign of Christ in our hearts. His Kingdom design must grow to encompass our life, our family, our church - our ‘House’. (Justice)Mishpat begins in the external and transforms the internal
Tsedaqah DefinedBecause of our right relationship with God, we are free to embrace His righteousness. His righteousness transforms our lives and our environment. The righteousness of Christ within prevails and causes us to outwardly triumph!Right Behavior and Attitudes that grow from a Right Relationship.Conquering Righteousness In ActionTsedaqa begins in the internal and transforms the external.