Summary: DAVID IS GOD’S CHOSEN KING a. He was NOTHING but a Shepherd Boy. But God hides GREAT things in NOTHING. b. David has a Great Potential. He had Courage, Strength & Ability. c The Favor of God surrounded him wherever He went. d. He was Victorious.
III. A MAN OF DESTINY:
Destiny: the future destined for a person or thing; fate; fortune; the predetermined event.
DAVID IS GOD’S CHOSEN KING
a. He was NOTHING but a Shepherd Boy. But God hides GREAT things in NOTHING.
b. David has a Great Potential. He had Courage, Strength & Ability.
c The Favor of God surrounded him wherever He went.
d. He was Victorious.
1. THE CALLING:
1 Samuel 16:1, Finally, the LORD said to Samuel… “Find a man named Jesse who lives there, for I have selected one of his sons TO BE MY NEW KING.
This was His CALLING!.
1 Samuel 13:13-14 "How foolish!" Samuel exclaimed. "You have disobeyed the command of the Lord your God. Had you obeyed, the Lord would have established your kingdom overIsrael forever. But now your dynasty must end, for the Lord has sought out A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART. The LORD has ALREADY CHOSEN HIM A KING TO RULE OVER HIS PEOPLE, for you have not obeyed the Lord’s command."
He was CALLED to Rule and to Govern God’s People
1 Samuel 17:34-36, But David persisted. "I have been taking care of my father’s sheep,"he said. "When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and take the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I CATCH IT BY THE JAW and CLUB IT TO DEATH. I have done this to BOTH LIONS AND BEARS, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God!”
ESTABLISH IN ADVANCE:
No one noticed! God has been preparing Him, in the first place.
He’s a man who remained responsible when nobody was looking.
He was already PREPARED. The “giant” has no big deal!
David was saying “I’m not worried about these uncircumcised Philistine anyway! That he is allowed to mock the living God.”
Imagine if the Israelites caught a LION and release it towards Goliath. He might be running away!
David knew that Goliath is NO MATCH compared to the Lions and Bears that he wrestled.
He had a fellowship with God alone, when he was tending the flock of his father.
He meditated the Word of God that no one noticed. Psalms prove that He loves the Word of God.
DAVID’S HEART WAS ALREADY PREPARED!!!
Psalm 1:1-3, “Oh, the joys of those who DON’T FOLLOW the ADVICE OF THE WICKED, or stand AROUND w/ SINNERS, or join w/ SCOFFERS. But they DELIGHT in DOING EVERYTHING THE LORD WANTS; DAY & NIGHT, THEY THINK ABOUT HIS LAW. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season w/o fail. Their leaves never wither, & IN ALL THEY DO, they PROSPERS.
WE ARE A GENERATION OF DAVID!: We can conquer “d’ giant”. Amen!
Read this as a prayer: Read it aloud! (There’s a power in Confession)
“Father God, indeed, you are wonderful! I am so much thankful, for out of millions, You have Called me. I’m sorry for being disobedient. I keep on doing things that is not pleasing unto You. Yet, You love me so much. Oh God! Forgive me. Now Father God, I am willing to obey you. I will go where You want me to go. I will do what You want me to do. Oh God! Give me Discernment to know Your Will. Give me Wisdom in accomplishing Your Will. You are my Teacher oh God. Thank You for providing the Bible for me to know Your ways. I lift up my soul to You, oh God. Show me Your ways & teach me Your path. Lead me by the Truth & Guide me. I put my hope in You. I want to know more about You. Give me the desire to read & hear Your Words. Give me the Hunger to seek You. My Soul longs for You. I need You Lord. Oh God, You are my refuge. You are my strength and comfort. Thank You for giving me trials and temptations. Thank You for trusting me. Because You know that I can handle all these challenges. Please encourage me to keep going despite of my everyday trials. Teach me to use my experiences to glorify You. Oh God, give me a CLEAN HEART w/ RIGHT DESIRES. So that I can accomplish your Great Purpose. I am willing to do Your Will oh God.