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David: Standing Alone for God (5 of 49)
Series: David's Spiritual Secret
So, whose life is considered important to God? Well, who did God chose to write more about than any other single person in the whole history of the world? The answer is the young man we met this morning.
Please open to Acts 13:22
And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.' NKJV
Acts 13:36 "For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. NIV
David was "God-hearted" which meant he served God's purposes. The word "served" is the verb form (hupereteo) of the word for an under rower (huperetes) that we have often studied as a model of how to serve the Lord.
David was under God's command, he did what the Lord asked him to do, willingly unseen and obscure—always wanting the Lord to get all the glory. A simpler way to say that is—David was God's servant all his days. No wonder Paul uses the very same concept to describe his own life and ministry.
What is a person's life like when they are committed to being God's servant? God wants to explain that to us! First--
DAVID'S LIFE WAS ON GOD'S MIND
God uses the unchangeable features of servants for His Glory!
David's family life again shows God's grace. He was not oldest, strongest or most likely to succeed. He was overlooked and even abused. But what matters is if God has His hand upon you! God uses our circumstances! David is the youngest, David is neglected, David is unwanted, and David is left out. Yet with all that potential life warping treatment—David just keeps following the Lord he loved. God's choice of the younger over the elder is another picture of His grace as we've already seen with Abel, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and now see with David!
1 Samuel 16:11 ...
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