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May 5, 2021 6:35 am
David comes only described as Rodney and he walks into the room.
Samuel looks at him.
David's probably with seat manure, dirt and mud and God whispers to Samuel moments of hope. The Old Testament book of first Samuel tells us that King David was a man after God's own heart.
What a wonderful aspiration for all of today we begin a brand-new series that takes an in-depth look at teen dating and in this message. Pastor Chadwick starts out with a review of the years leading up to 10. David's reign that we begin today this series on David rooted in first Samuel chapter 13 verse 14 where it says King David was a man after God's own reason that God chose David was because he was a man after God's own heart and what I want to emphasize today is the power of having a heart for God, and to challenge all of you to have that same heart for God. Genesis 1 into his creation, God created the world perfectly and originally to Genesis 3 is the fall, sin has permeated every part of God's perfect creation. The evidences of it biblically on the next chapter. Genesis 4 is the Cain and Abel story came kills his brother Abel. How long did Cain hate his brother as long as he was able think you are you awake yet, let's keep moving forward. Okay, Genesis 5 through nine, is the flood narrative creation never intended floods to be a part of God's original intent, but that came to judge the people who live Genesis chapter 11 is the Tower of Babel narrative. A group of people getting together to build a tower to God to express their pride, their self-sufficiency and God intervened and scattered them speaking different languages all over the face of the earth why we have 70 different languages today.
So God began salvation history redemption history in Genesis chapter 12's plan for restoring Genesis 1 and two by first calling a nation called Israel, through whom he would bring his Messiah Jesus into the world to begin the restoration process of Genesis 1 into that man was called Abraham and through his relationship with Sarah began a lineage of patriarchs that continued throughout the rest of Genesis. There's Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and Joseph before patriarchs. Their stories told to the rest of Genesis at the end of Genesis 70 Jews were in Egypt. Joseph is overseeing the by the mighty plan of God. At the end of Genesis 50 between that and Exodus 1 is 400 years.
Those 70 Jews became 3 million.
They eventually went into captivity, and Exodus, God raised up a leader named Moses to free them from that slavery, God did so with mighty signs and wonders parting the Red Sea taking them to a mountain called sign the eye there got entered into a covenant with Moses and the children of Israel fulfilling what he promised Abraham saying I'll give you a nation, a land filled with milk and honey were you will live for you will be establishing there will bring Messiah into the world. That covenant was made, God authored it and said here the laws I want you to obey for your expression of belief in this covenant. Those laws are called the 10 Commandments after they were given to the people. God led them to a place called KDS born there in about two weeks.
He put them in that city. They sent out 12 spies to look at the promised land. 10 of the spies came back with a message of despair a bad news report. There are huge giants in the land we can possibly conquer them. People bought the lie, and God said you folks been a lap around the wilderness for 40 years.
All not have a generation filled with unbelief and doubt entering into my promised land. So all of those 3 million died off in a new generation was raised up people who had faith God and led them into the promised land. As Moses passed on the mantle of leadership to Joshua. That's the book of Joshua where Joshua conquered the land with the people and they establish themselves in this nation called Israel and at the end of Josh was rainy failed to do what Moses had done that was passed leadership mantels onto other people. There was no leader at the end of Josh was rain and that entered into a time called the book of Judges in the nation of Israel. They would go through cycles of first a pouring sin, then enduring sin and finally embracing sin and falling into a moral abyss, whatever that happened God would raise up a judge who will restore them to hating sin and then God's recognition and blessing upon that nation are the final judge that was raised up was named Samuel. Starting in first Samuel chapter 1, but before he was raised up.
There is the most telling verse and all of the Bible. At the end of the book of Judges.
This verse says, and everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Sound familiar. That is the essence of sin. Everybody doing what is right in their own eyes, not seeking God's will in anything. So at the end of that time. As Israel once again swung into a moral abyss. The people were discouraged. They wanted leadership so they look at all the nations around them. They said let's have a key. Samuel said God alone should be your King. They said no we want to King. We want to be like the other nations so they elected the king. His name was Saul. He was tall, attractive, articulate like there was only one major problem was Saul, his heart was filled with paranoia and demagoguery. He was filled with self aggrandizement, and eventually, though, he started well he allow the nation to spiral even more down into a moral abyss was at this point that Samuel looked at the nation looking Saul in his terrible demagoguery and finally he said, Lord, what should I do. His heart was grieving his heart was sad. God says I got another king chosen a king after my own heart. I want you to go anoint him as that King.
That story is told in first Samuel chapter 16 verses one through 13 is today's text that is Genesis 1. The first Samuel 16.
Let's pick up the story right now the Lord said to Samuel, how long will you grieve over Saul since I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and go. I will send you to just see the Bethel Mike for I have provided for myself a king among his sons and Samuel said, how can I go if Saul hears it he will kill me. And the Lord said, take a heifer with you and say I have come to sacrifice to the Lord and invite Jesse to the sacrifice and I will show you what you shall do and you shall anoint for him whom I declare to you, Samuel did what the Lord commanded and came to Bethlehem the elders of the city came to meet him, trembling, and said do you come peaceably and he said peaceably. I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.
Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice and he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice when they came. He looked on ally up and said to him. Surely the Lord's anointed is before him, but the Lord said to Samuel do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him for the Lord sees not as man sees man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. Then Jesse called a been a dab and made him pass before Samuel and he said neither has the Lord chosen this one then Jesse made sure mom passed by and he said neither has the Lord chosen this one, and Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel and Samuel said to Jesse, the Lord has not chosen these then Samuel said to Jesse or all your sons here and he said there remains, yet the youngest but the whole he is keeping the sheep and Samuel said to Jesse, send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here and he said, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome and the Lord said, arise anoint him for this is he then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers and the spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward, and Samuel Rose and went up to Rhema let me see if I can contempt arise. The story retelling it to you and making it a little more meaningful for you today. Samuel was the last great judge in the Bible. He was also a prophet and a priest powerful at this point in first Samuel 16. He's older. He's Grady probably has a beard down to his belly. He's not for this world much longer he's grieving over Saul's leadership and what Saul had brought to the nation of Israel and he's crying out to the Lord what'll I do this king is horrible. The nations slandering you God and falling into a moral abyss and God speaks to him and Raymond says don't give up hope. I have already chosen before you ever cried out to me. I've already chosen another king go to Bethlehem which was probably an insignificant village, an outpost area that was not very important. It was not in Samuel's normal judicial route, but God says go there anyway and meet Jesse. The Bethel Mike one of his boys is going to be the next king of Israel.
So Samuel in obedience starts on his trek to Bethlehem. I would imagine there might've been some boys on the outskirts of the area playing hide and seek, throwing stones at one another laughing plank and they see old Samuel trekking toward the village. They run in and tell the elders of the village and their parents. Samuel's coming and cast fills their hearts. The great judge of Israel is coming to our city of what we do wrong. Are we bringing the wrath of God upon the Bethlehem so they rush out to meet Samuel as he comes into the city. They asked the question for you coming peaceably or are you bringing the wrath of God upon our village and Samuel goes no I'm coming to have a party let's have a party together. Let's party hardy. In fact, I want you to take a heifer in a society that normally didn't eat much meat. Take a heifer and kill it and put it on the barbecue spit and start turning it and consecrate yourself because this is going to be like a warship/church picnic afterwards with barbecue is our main meal and I want to go home first because in the worship service. You need to be consecrated. Washer bodies so you can be clean before the Lord.
If you don't mind maybe wash your clothes to that might help a bit, make yourselves ready. But what was going on in Samuel's mind is this will give me enough time to do what I really wanted to do. They go home and wash their clothes and wash themselves and then have to allow the hours necessary for the pit barbecue to turn and be ready to be consumed. I'll have enough time to go to Jesse and find out which one was so in the between time of the people to consecrate themselves. Samuel says who's Jesse, the Bethel Mike and he steps forward and said that's me, these I need to talk to you about one year boys can't imagine what was going on in Jesse's mind at this point, the great prophet, priest and judge of all of Israel getting older probably needs a successor and apprentice, he can teach. He's going to choose one of my boys to be better print this and that means my boy when they go to be one was powerful is not the most powerful person in all of Israel. That means she can't see. I'm going to make some money out of this deal when my boys good finally free us from this flea bitten small town city in my own poverty within the city. All I've got a bunch of sheep in the sheepfold looked after by my youngest boy party hardy is right, this is going to be something that sets me free so Samuel says Jesse would you mind bringing each one your boys before me. I need to meet each one so the first one comes his name is alive and he impresses Samuel immediately. He is tall, handsome, sculpted, he was also a military officer in Saul's army that will see in the next chapters, I mean gals, is there anything more attractive than an athletics sculpted, good-looking, tall guy in a military uniform and Samuel looked at him and said this must be the guy this is the one the Lord has chosen. He's got it all together and God whispered in his ear and said no, no Samuel, we don't want Saul the SQL we don't want Saul part two because the SQL is hardly ever better than the original movie except the dark Knight rises, which is another case for another time.
Okay right no, don't look on his outward appearance. We made that mistake with Saul because I don't look on outward appearances is my sign of calling and using someone. I always look at the heart okay Jesse, he's not the one alive you're here will then steps before him a been a dab in the Lord immediately says nope not the one they Shema steps into Samuel's presence in the Lord says, nope, not the one and then their parades before Samuel, all of the seven boys in the Lord consistently says with each one. Nope, nope, no new no no and he may have said, not just to make his point. Okay, not the one. So Samuel finally says it isn't there another one do you do not have another boy because he's thinking.
I know God told me what your sons the next king and none of these are Jesse hymns and halls in size and says, well, there is the youngest. The youngest that word in the Hebrews hard on can you say with me. How could Don one more time pocket God that the youngest has several different translations one can mean baby bro baby brother. How many of you are the youngest in your families. I am the youngest in my family. My brother Howard's five years older than I am. My sister Carolyn is three years old and I'm limiting the truth going up. They never took me seriously never have a discussion among them. So, maybe mom and dad will be part of the discussion. If I try to interject anything, they would start me to the edges of the conversation go that's just baby bro that's just the youngest. That's how could Don don't take him seriously.
It can also be translated insignificant. He's the youngest he saw could Don, he's just not important or not worthy is another translation is not worthy even to be heard. He's just the youngest. He's the family right his father even forgot him to invite him to come to the picnic, the great prophet, priest and judge of Israel comes to have a great County fair worship service/picnic and the dad forgets to invite the runt, the youngest, so finally Jesse says you have got one more use out of the sheepfold.
He's the runt and Samuel says I'm not letting anybody sit down until he gets here remain standing and go get them. You can't sit down to gets her.
There's nothing that can cause more uncomfortable if he is there them to stand up for long period of time because what Samuel did brilliantly.
You're not sitting down till he comes here so they immediately rushed out into the sheep pasture. They said David Comeau. So David comes home. He's described as ruddy, which means red red complexion maybe red hair, handsome with beautiful eyes and he walks into the room.
Samuel looks at him.
David's probably caked with chic manure, dirt and mud and God whispered to Samuel take your horn of oil and going him and Samuel takes his will and a symbol of anointing the king over Israel. He pours it down his head to his feet and there along with the manure in the mud is the will of God, symbolizing the moments of hope.
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Where's the impact of the city of reason is you is one word that the meals no injuries, Rotary Park is never amount as well. The meals and know the first collimated side of Israel and provide you all the resounding yes. So everything you and not only that, you also dreams this week started producing meals there will dream Center with you as you. God bless and we just turn times and he's standing with me today is dated dated, thank you so much for being that today. Thank you Jim great being with you as well in this morning Z devotion you Rachel that the more you stir the newer, the more I mean by that well is one when you take a look at it. At first glance you don't understand what it means. The more you think about it the more you know it's true. This one actually came for my dad and whenever I would get upset because somebody would criticize me or say something bad about me.
You know the natural instinct is to retaliation or to defend yourself and dad would always say to me, son, if you can step over the offense that's always the best thing to do if you can take the high road, the one less traveled. You can do that and it will be better for you, but he also said that always remember that the more you stir manure the more it stings, and in a very literal way. If you're around manure.
You try to stirred up Luther's at all floater that comes forth when you try to retaliate when you tried to defend yourself. You're just keeping the issue alive and I'll never forget a newspaper reporter said to me whenever I write an article that may be negative about someone I always tell them. Just remember, this last for about two days. There's a new cycle, it goes away and people move on to the next new cycle and the same truth is what my dad was trying to say to me I think is if you can just step over the offense.
If you refuse to retaliate and don't stir the manure. The stink won't be there, and ultimately the rain will wash away the smell will go away and you'll be able to continue to live life that's really good.
I don't know why that for some reason the word shame comes to mind and I just feel like maybe I've experienced when I've continued to stare whether it's in my mind, heart, or in a conversation stir up the drama is how you can reply in a new air and it just causes shame to just continuing to growling. We can't live under your accusation is one of the hard places to try to live in and the enemy knows that he's called the accuser of the brothers and sisters in Christ. He knows that if he can make people feel guilty and ashamed.
They can't move on in life there crippled or to try to do something for the Lord. So he uses the voices of other people to try to accuse us in that conflict that my dad told me step over that if you can, but he also uses the inward voice that he just has access to our minds in some supernatural ways and I've always found that the enemy's voice within me sounds strangely like my own usually has a southern accent will because I was raised in the South, but that's because the enemy knows your voice and he disguises his voice with your voice to try to accuse you shame you and again Jen if that's the case you need to learn how to step over that offense you need to give that to the Lord and say you know I know I'm a child of God and loved by you. What other people think of me even what I think of myself doesn't matter.
What matters is what do you think of me and you tell me on beloved, I'm cured for no shame, guilt, no unforgiveness.
I am cared for by you and when you move in that direction and refused to give the voice of the accuser through that inner voice or someone else any power over you.
You can start to be healed and moving health and wholeness in the Lord. That's really God that is really truly replacement therapy like were not just gonna pretend like it's not happening we're being active in this fight and Gantz Shane and against that drama or manure in our lives and we can stand firm against. We refused to glance at it. First of all, we especially refused to stir it because we know when we do it just causes it to stink more, the problems persist and we continued to live in the crippling agony of shame, guilt, and unforgiveness. So folks, let it go. Give it to God. Don't stir it and let the Lord be the one to wash away all of that smell and stink in your life. He is quite able to do so. This is a memorable line. Thank you. Semite stated thank you Jen and listers go to moments of hope Church.org you can get these daily E blast, you can subscribe there every morning in your inbox at 7 AM from my heart to yours a way to begin your day with a moment of hope and moments of hope with Jane@Bank Senior Pastor of moments of hope Church.
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