Standing as an Individual; Restoring Strength to
First Samuel 29 and 30 (message 33)
of Perspective at Ziklag
Word is a Seed – Luke 8:11
Plant word today in your soul for the harvest you will
need in the difficult times tomorrow.
your mind to the word of God – Romans 12:2
on the full armor of God today so that when the day of evil comes in your
life you will be able to stand – Ephesians 6:13
Team Players Can Also Stand Alone
examples of the mighty men in 2 Samuel 23:8-16
could fight with the army
could fight when the army fled and left them alone
Situation: Why Could David Stand
homeland had rejected him
didn’t trust him
family was helpless and could not contribute to his needs
friends blamed him for their problems
himself would fail
only source of strength was the Lord.
The only way the Lord could strengthen David’s soul was through
the truth of the Word of God that David had allowed into his soul. David had trust in God. David had hope of the reality of God’s
promises. This allowed David to
have faith in the reality of God’s word.
Faith gave David strength to act.
Distressed (David didn’t encourage himself, he found strength in God.)
– David went to God
– Saul went to a witch when he was “distressed”
2:12-13 – Work it out. . . God is working.
53:3 – Despised and rejected
53:10-11 – Maintained perspective, Redeemed Men, Destroyed Sin
Will of The Lord prospered in Jesus’ hands
by homeland, Philistines, family, friends
perspective through God’s promises, redeemed families, encouraged his men
and destroyed the enemy Amalekites
37:1-8 – Do not fret; it leads only to evil
what is right