by Steve Jones

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David, Real Freedom (7 of 32)
Series: David - Keeping It Real
Steve Jones
I Samuel 21

Introduction: William Wallace asked the right question. If you saw the movie Braveheart, you know the story of the Scottish patriot. Mel Gibson directed and starred in the 1995 movie about the Scottish revolt in the 1400's. At one point in the movie, Wallace prepares a rag tag band of rebels for battle. They must face a larger and better-armed English army.

His says to his men-"I am William Wallace, and I see before me an army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. You are free, free from badges, free from flesh and free to love. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?"

A tall soldier near the front eyes the huge opposing forces arrayed across the valley and then answers, "Fight against that? No, we will run, and we will live."

Wallace responds, "Ay, fight and you may die, run and you'll live. At least a while! And dying in your beds many years from now, you would be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom." (Use the clip of this scene from the movie if possible)

Today I see free men and women but the question is, "What will you do with your freedom?" David was fighting for his freedom in I Samuel 21 and I want us to look at his example in note three qualities of a freedom fighter.

I Samuel 21:2-6 "David answered Ahimelech the priest… Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find." But the priest answered David, "I don't have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here… So the priest gave him the consecrated bread."

Here we see David's determination by what he's willing to EAT to stay alive and free. David is on the la ...

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