Text: 1 Samuel 30 – David brings a Godward orientation as he confronts the Amalekites at Ziklag – in stark contrast to Saul’s Godless orientation.
A different way of seeing
- You should look to God in your discouragement (1 Samuel 30:1-6).
- You should look to God in your decision-making (1 Samuel 30:7-8). David didn’t consult God for every decision. Sometimes the need isn’t for revelation, it is for obedience! Where do you when you need to make decisions? The Dr. Phils of our culture? People who tell you what you want to hear? Go with your gut? Or turn to the inspired word of God?
- You should look to God in your finances and possessions (1 Samuel 30:9-25).
“Ungodliness is living one’s everyday life with little or no thought of God, or of God’s will, or of God’s glory, or of one’s dependence on God.” –Jerry Bridges
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, (Titus 2:11-12 ESV)
The Victory Parade (1 Samuel 30:26-31)
But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” (Ephesians 4:7-8 ESV)
These gifts are given on the basis of grace rather than merit.
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