David in the caveTesting in the cave of Adullam
Hope arise in the cave• Your own father did not consider you as a candidate• Small shepherd boy• Your father’s view about you• You buy people’s view about yourself
The hard lesson from God• Crisis• Character development• Isolation• Problem solving• networks
The choice you make determine your direction• Integrity check• Obedience check• Word check
Integrity Check• Integrity is the foundational for effective leadership; it must be instilled early in a leader’s character
Obedience Check• Obedience is first learned then taught
Word check• Leadership gifts primarily involve word gifts, which initially emerge through word checks.
God’s Favor• Caused jealousy – Job too well done to the extent that others become jealous – Come within your “own camp” – Wrongly accused – A fugitive – Where is justice?
God’s training• Mean years of difficult• Unfair treatment• Will he take things into his own hands?• Not his right to remove Saul (boss)• Recognized the office• Even followers will wrongly advising
God’s train His leader on the road of leadership• Unfairness• Crisis• Isolation• doubts
Types of Adullam cave• Doubt• Persecution• Sickness• Bereavement• Conflict in relationship• BetrayalThere is no cave dark enough to shut out God
David’s respond• Operate righteously• With justiceWhen the sovereign God brings us to nothing, it is to reroute our lives, not to end them.
Own sin led you to the cave of isolation• Pride• Arrogance• Presumption• Notoriety• Strategic error• Lack of discernment
Purposes to in this cave• Sanctify our lives• Need to repent – Gain the freedom of this process items• Perform deeper work• Bring deliverance from our places of bondage• Bring us into maturity• joy