Background: 1 Samual 21:1-10
Illus: Being hotly pursued by a dog.
Ace Ventura//neighbor’s dog
A. Lament 1-2
B. Trust in God. 3-4
slanderers, continual attacks, close military confrontation
opposed to God’s people = opposed to GOD himself
David neither feeds his fear nor stares at his problems but looks to his Redeemer.
People are but flesh: Jesus do not fear man—but God.
What is your position and your identity?
IN CHRIST— (use bible)
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified.
C. Affliction and Imprecation 5-9
twist words, bring down the people’s
a recorded complaint to lead to action
The results are not always known to the offender, but God will bring ultimate justice.
But: In God’s Word we can trust
B. Trust in God 9-11
A vow of dedication