by Steve Jones

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David, Real Zeal Part 4 (19 of 32)
Series: Keeping It Real
Steve Jones
II Samuel 6

You know you're too old to trick or treat when:

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.
9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.
8. You ask for high fiber candy only.
7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag you lose your balance and fall over.
6. People say: "Great Boris Karloff Mask," and you're not wearing a mask. ??
5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." and can't remember the rest. ???
4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.
3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece. ???
2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.
1. You keep having to go home to pee.

Well, some of us may be too old to trick or treat, but we're never too old to talk about Jesus or better ways to worship God.

Romans 12:11 "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord."

This will be the final message on zeal as we look one last time at this episode in David's life where he's retrieving the Ark of the Covenant from the house of Obed-Edom to come and be with him in the city of Jerusalem. So far we've seen that real zeal is devout, deferential, informed by the word of God and inspired by the heart of God. In this final message I want to focus on what may be the most obvious quality of zeal and that is real zeal is demonstrative. Let's look at three qualities of demonstrative zeal.

II Samuel 6:12-15 "So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with sho ...

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