by John Barnett

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Coming Back to God (19 of 37)
Series: Authentic Christian Living
John Barnett
James 1:13-16; Psalm 51

Let's open to the song book of the Bible, the Book of Psalms. We are going to pick right up with David who as we saw him sliding away from the Lord. He is far from God. As the horrible reality of that takes place, David loses his song. The Psalms are the song book- a book of worship songs that primarily David, Korah, Asaph and others, inspired by God wrote. I want you to see the horrible result of sin in David's life. David who was known as the man who was so attuned to God, he was a man after God's own heart who sang the sweet songs of God, starts drying up. Before you know it, the light of the worship of God had gone out in his life and David had lost his song. But we don't want to stay there, what we are going to do this morning is look at what it means to come back to God and what coming back to God means. It's not just if you have murdered someone like David did or if you have committed adultery like David did or if you have lied to God, if you have broken every law in the book. It is just when the song goes out, we need to come back to God. I want to show you that this morning.

Listen for a moment then we will jump in to the Psalms.

Where have all the songs gone? The ornate halls of Jerusalem's royal palace were strangely silent these days. It seemed as if David had lost his voice. In days past sweet songs of God's power were often heard coming from the throne room of this victorious warrior. The shepherd boy become king had carried his stringed instrument, a harp or lyre, into the daily life of leading God's people. This man who was a living and talking expression of God's heart was always refreshing those he touched with his praises to the Lord.

It became refreshingly a daily treat for the myriads of aides and clerks and military attaches to hear their king rapturously sing great hymns of worship. Down the halls flowed rivers of praise to the ...

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