Summary: David developed his faith by necessity as God allowed other helpful resources to go by the wayside.

1 Samuel records for us that David had five great resources during the early part of his life, resources that we might find God giving us too.

+A good position (18:5)

+A good wife (19:11-14)

+A good influence from God (19:18-19)

+A good friend (18:1-4)

+A good dose of self-respect (17:31-37)

One by one, these resources fell away.

+His position (18:12-13)

+His wife (19:17; 25:44)

+His man of God (20:1)

+His friend (20:42)

+His self-respect (21:10-15)

We must trust God even when life doesn’t make sense.

I Learn More of God’s Words for You

A. We’re built to be learners

B. It’s tough to walk the life of faith alone

II Lean More On God Yourself

A. It’s painful to be stripped of your other supports

B. Try not to “make an idol” of anything you can lose

Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth:

unite my heart to fear thy name.

Psalm 86:11

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