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November 4, 2021 8:00 am
Why did God use David so victoriously listen close to Adrian Rogers. David knew how to handle his big David knew how to handle the Paris that's the reason that God views him you know some people are impossible to get along with, because they think they're impossible to get along well.
David was that Now when you have a big drink. Your reaction to that victory is either going to reveal the cross in your life all the gold and silver welcome to love with lady between the unchanging truth of the gospel to the timeless messages Adrian Rogers because King David lived by purpose, progression and power.
He saw many victories but victory can be dangerous if we don't know how to receive it. First Samuel 17 and 18. David demonstrates how to live in our victory. If you have your Bible turn their analysis. Adrian Rogers begins part two of don't be defeated by your victories.
Look at verse 54 and David took the head of the place team and brought to Jerusalem and you just imagine what that must've been as this little boy this little teenage boy, this claim as he is called here comes back into Jerusalem, bearing the glory head of Goliath. Well, it was a victory in the victory can be dangerous if we don't know they are of receiving victory. It is possible that we could be defeated are victories now. I just read to you the last part of chapter 17. Now were going to move on.
In the chapter 18 because in chapter 18 we see reaction for reactions to the victory that was one in chapter 17. So the first thing I see is the partnership of Jonathan.
That's the way Jonathan reacted was with a partnership and it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking up to Saul, that is when David had finished a conversation with Saul. Saul was the king of Israel, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
And Saul took him that day and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him, that is. Jonathan loved David as his own soul.
And Jonathan stripped himself out of the robe that was upon him and David to David and his garments, even to his sword and his bow, and to his girdle.
Now Ray get the situation. Saul is the king of Israel. There's been a battle will David and nobody shepherd boys come out and won the battle. Saul was so impressed that he brings David home to stay within.
David meets Jonathan who is Saul's son and Jonathan meets David the two become very close friends. Such close friends that they enter into a blood covenant together which we have preached on from this passage how close they were bait literally entered into a lifelong covenant, a partnership one with the other. Now I love Jonathan I think Jonathan is one of the finest men in all the Bible not I can't not a scintilla of jealousy defined in Jonathan David is perhaps going to be the next King of Israel, but Jonathan was the heir apparent to the throne. Jonathan was the son of the king, and yet Jonathan, the son of the king has no jealousy, no envy. All he does is see that God gave a mighty victory to David and Jonathan just enters into a partnership with David as if to say I want to share in your victories.
I am so grateful for what God is doing with you and through you and friend that's all wonderful, wonderful way to be none of self but just simply when God blesses someone else to rejoice in the blessings of God upon that person's victory when God is blessing the other fellow. The church down the street where it is Jonathan good answer.
The very first thing I see as we look at a reaction to victory is the partnership of Jonathan. He just rejoice. Not a trace of jealousy. If anyone had a right to be jealous. It was Jonathan but I want you to know is not only the partnership. Jonathan, I want you to notice the praise of the women here's another way that some rejoice are some reacted to that victory began in verse six and it came to pass as they came when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistines that the women came out of all the cities of Israel singing and dancing to meet Saul with tablets and with joy and with instruments of music and the women answered one to another. As they played and said Saul had slain his thousands, and David is 10,000 know what was wrong with this. Was this that it was misdirected. Praise the praise of these women may sound good but I don't believe it was pleasing to God at all what they were doing was glorifying me. Saul had slain his thousands, David has slain his tens of thousands, but who slew Goliath. Did David killed Goliath well outwardly. It may seem so, but go back up your will and look in verse 47 chapter 17 verse 47 and all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear for the battle is the Lord's and he will give you and our hands. When you get to the bottom line. It wasn't David. It wasn't Saul.
It was God and to God be the glory, great things he had done that sometimes when God blesses a church we began to sing look who did what. Sometimes we might want to give the glory to the pastor. Sometimes you might want to give the glory to the music program, sometimes with my want to give the glory to some programmer or some denomination or whatever. But God said, I'll not share my glory with another, and it was God that gave the victory you know how to lose the next victory is to fail to give God the proper praise for the last victory. I've learned that when anybody gives me the praise I quickly pass it on to Jesus. I may not say that sometimes you just sound supplies farewell to God be the glory, sometimes in my heart I just simply do. Sometimes I may do it verbally, but God knows my heart that that phrase comes to listen. You also get some criticism and you will get a lot of and you're going to get it if you stand for the Lord Jesus Christ and his word. I will try something very wonderfully sweet when you learn to pass the praise on the Jesus you can also learn to pass the criticism of the generally that's a lot.
You say you just say here Lord take to be able to do that if you choose to keep the praise but you better keep the criticism and you will also feel that criticism and so that was the praise of the women but it was a sort of a misguided praying.
I'm glad that David did listen to our David would've lost his victory. Now we see first of all, the reaction to victory. That was the partnership of Jonathan. He just said we know David is blessed.
I'm blessed remembers one another. We are members of the same body pressing is my blessing. I want to be that way when God is blessing you bless God I just want to rejoice in getting and what God is blessed the church down the street.
I will say hello but then there was the praise of the women misguided praise limited to third response to victory, there was the pride of Saul, the pride of Saul began reading here now in verse eight and Saul was very well, that is, he was very angry and assaying displeased him and he said they have a scribe of the David Tim thousands and to me they have a scribe of thousands and what did you have more but the kingdom and Saul. I David from that day forward. Now that means that he was suspiciously jealous of David. From that day forward and it came to pass on the morrow that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul and he prophesied in the midst of the house and David played with his hand as at other times and there was a javelin and Saul's hand and Saul cast the javelin for.
He said I will smite David, even to the wall with it and David avoided out of his presence twice and Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with him and was departed from Saul. Saul was filled with pride and because he was filled with pride and back in the 15th chapter he had refused to obey the hand of the Lord God had refused him from being king over Israel and God had departed from him because he was a man filled with pride and the Bible says God resist this, the proud and the Bible says to the forward God will show himself forward in and Saul became forward and God sent an evil spirit. This does not mean a demons. God doesn't send demon spirits.
We use the word evil like an evil smell of vile smell. It literally means that there was a man with a disconsolate spirit.
It was a man with a disturbed mind, there was a man with a frustrated psyche here was a man who was receiving the judgment turning from God. And Saul I David he could not take David's victory. He felt that David's game was somehow his laws and so he could not rejoice in David's victory because he was a pony. But all that was as we look at the victory that David had we see again the partnership of Jonathan that was a wise thing. We see the praise of the women that was not such a wise thing. We see the pride of Saul, that was our very lives thing but now I want us to see one other thing I want is to see the prudence of David.
Look at your will. In verses 14 and following, and David behaved himself wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him. David knew how to handle victory. David behaved himself wisely in all his way and the Lord was with him.
Wherefore, when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely. He was afraid of him, but all Israel and Judah love David because he went out and came in before them. You see praise when you receive praise. It does something to either good or bad.
According to your own estimation of yourself.
Turn to Proverbs chapter 27 I'm sure something in Proverbs chapter 27. Let's look at what will in verse 21 as defining plots for silver and the furnace for gold, so is a man to his praise defining plot means the part where you refine silverware you refine gold itself, smelting pot, the fire is underneath it. The gold or silver.
The draws is put in and then the heat is turned up. Now when you have a victory. Your reaction to that victory is either going to reveal the cross in your life all the gold and silver in your life.
David knew how to handle his victory. David knew how to handle the praise. Let me just turn you if you will for just a moment to Psalm 131. Now remember, it was David who wrote this on. I'm not quite certain that what David must've had the victory over Goliath in mind when he wrote Psalm 131 look at Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty, neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
Surely I have behaved and quiet myself as a child that is weaned of his mother, my soul is even as a weaned child let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and forever, you know now why David was called a man after God's own heart. I mean, you think about here was a little boy yesterday.
He's a shepherd boy watching his father.
She when Samuel comes to knowing the next king of Israel, and he comes and sees all of the seven sons of Jesse.
Not a lot of is the one that Samuel wanted to anoint. Not one of them is the one that God chose. But no one thought a little David.
He was so insignificant that he's on the backside of the desert, keeping his polishing when he goes out against Goliath.
He is despised and rejected and looked down upon. Just a boy, and now he's the king's bodyguard. He's got hundreds of men anything he's walking on the plush carpets of the king's palace ever body is singing his songs will be walks in the city, and women are coming out with the tambourines for coming out with their flutes leaping and dancing and assaying.
Saul had slain us thousands slain as tens of thousands of David.
This of the Lord, you know who I am. I'm still David that's all I am. He never really took. It was hard.
He knew that the battle was the Lord's. He never signed a letter king David G. G. K.
Great giant killer. He always realized that about was the Lord is a reason why God to bless David and in the study.
As we continue to study we going to see the spirit of Psalm 131 over and over and over again, and you understand why David was called a man after God's own heart. That's the reason that God could use him. You know some people are impossible to get along with, because they think they're impossible to get along without David was about, God, I played high school football.
We played Daytona beach hi and it was a rainy night and it was one of those games, Martin was so much better than their team. We really are. We really were. We were good till you compared to them anyway but we had a room in a hotel and I room with a fellow who was a tactical and he was about that high news about that.
Why and actually he was slower than a turtle, but somehow in the midst of that rainstorm. One of their fellows put pass in the year and this fellow was ready. One chapter he was that and this ball came down out of the Internet rainstorm and landed right there and is stuck and after a while he reached out put one hand over another hand over, and he had intercepted a pass and he started moving down at the and this is the way he ran he had to think his left leg rightly left leg slightly. We blocked Everyman on their team.
Seven times, but he rented back all the way for a touchdown and I want to tell you I had the misfortune of rooming with him at night, you have never heard such tall how he's a how he's I have a spare little people like that, David. One David was an account of a fellow around talking about what he did. Did you hear about the prologue, who lived in the northern Kleinman. He made friends with two dating geese and one day he was talking with them and he asked them what they were going to do and they said they were going south for the winter. He thought to himself I have to stay here in this frozen moment how great it would be if I could only go south for the winter while they said but you can't fly and we can fly please.
I have an idea. He said let's get a good strong straw and you put it between your beak Kieran your beak Kieran let it hang between the two of you. Then he said I will reach up with my mouth and grabbed hold of that straw and dangle and then you two can fly and fly south with they said well it's worth a try.
So we got a strong that little frog clamped on.
Let's draw and they took off and they went 100 miles 200 miles 300 miles.
There were flying very high farmer with a sharp I looked up and he saw a strange sight so goose here in a goose then a straw in between and of hanging onto that straw. He said mom I want to wonder what a marvelous thing. I wonder who had that idea that frogs at a 1B1. We can learn that the battle is the Lord is Dave. I want you to see the spirit of David. Saul Piscataway said to make you my son-in-law and I want you to see what David said when Saul said I'm going to make you my son-in-law and notice if you will hear in verse 18, and David sent us all. Who am I and what is my line or my father's family in Israel that should be son-in-law to the king. Don't you like that spirit, I should be son-in-law to the king. Are people going around on my wall on I just don't get what I deserve will print out hope I never get what I deserve three words we need to learn one of Ms. Justice, the others immersing the others grace justice is God giving us what we deserve, which is hell. Mercy is God, not giving us what we deserve.
Grace is God giving us what we don't deserve more. I thank God for these words put together because that is the gospel.
Justice is God giving us what we do deserve. We don't need justice.
Mercy is God. I'm not giving us what we deserve the grace of God giving us what we don't deserve, but for the grace of God, but for the grace of God be lost in my but for the grace of God I would be able to preach tonight, but for the mercy of God, I'd be deserving the judgment of hell tonight know what to God that we can learn as a church how to receive victory just to say thank you Lord keep pouring it on as you keep it real. Keep sending a praise up and will keep saying to God be the glory, great things he has done for God's chosen to bless us, but I believe that the greatest blessings are yet to come know David said whom I that I should be a son-in-law of the king.
But you know that God has something even better for us not sons-in-law, but sons and daughters of the King of King and the Lord of lords.
Behold what manner of love that the father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God. I want you to know that you can receive the greatest victory of all is the victory that was one at Calvary by receiving Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, I want to pray for you and I'm going to pray for you right now as I pray for you. I want you to be praying for yourself. I want you be saying, Lord Jesus.
Whatever decision you want me to make. I want to make it. Lord, I want your victory on the cross to be my victory.
I want to receive victory tonight from you, Lord, I pray now in the name of Jesus for these who need to be saying for these who need the assurance of the salvation Lord God bless and give victory help them to trust you and you alone hold dear Lord, thank you for what you're going to do. Thank you Lord for working in every heart.
In Jesus name, amen. Would you like to take that step today and fully follow Jesus for something like this right now father in heaven. I have no right to call on you your holy and I'm not right now.
I want to place my full trust and confidence in what Jesus did for me on the cross come into my heart make me a new creation. Save me. I believe Jesus died in my place on the cross and rose from the grave.
I trust him and him alone. Help me to follow you today and forever.
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