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David, Real Trust Part I (11 of 32)
Series: David - Keeping It Real
I Samuel 23
Introduction: A man dressed up as the devil to attend a Halloween costume party one night. Walking to the party he was caught in a violent thunderstorm and ducked into the nearest shelter he could find. The shelter turned out to be a church where they were holding a mid-week service. As soon as he came in the storm caused the lights to flash on and off. Everyone looked at the man in the devil costume in the flashing lights and there was a mass stamped for the exit door. One man's coat was caught in between the pews and devil made his way toward him to make sure he was okay. As he got closer the panicked church member cried, "Don't hurt me Mr. Devil. I've been going to this church for twenty years but I've really been on your side all along!"
Obviously I'm trying to take a light approach to this subject but when the devil really has you cornered, when you're up against the wall and there seems to be no way out, its usually not really a laughing matter.
We're in a sermon series based upon the life of David in the Old Testament entitled, "Keeping it Real." The part of David's life we're going to study today finds him on the run from King Saul and cornered like a rat in a trap. His back is up against the wall and he has nowhere to turn. And so, David shows what to do when the devil has you trapped, you turn to God in trust.
Actually, when it comes to real trust I want us to see that there are three "do's" and three "don'ts." We'll look at the three don'ts today and the three do's next Sunday.
I. WHEN THE DEVIL HAS YOU CORNERED TRUST GOD AND DON'T BE GULLIBLE
I Samuel 23:7-8 "Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, 'God has handed him over to me, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars.' And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men."
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