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Summary: Discuss David’s struggles with his pride and how God taught him humility in 2 Samuel 6.

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PRIDE OR HUMILITY

DAVID’S HEART

“But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’” Acts 13:22

David’s heart . . . God be the center 2 Samuel 6

Tabernacle–place and way to worship God

DAVID’S DESIRE. . . David’s way vv. 1-10

• Expedient and pragmatic

• Casually drawing close

The sadness of distance vv. 11-12

David’s desire . . . God’s way

• Obedience vv. 12-13

• Enjoying God’s presence vv. 14-15

• Dealing with criticism vv. 16-23

Fork in the road . . . pride or humility

DAVID’S DREAM, God’s response 2 Samuel 7

DAVID’S LAST WORDS AND LEGACY

• David’s last words

“Now seek the Lord your God with all your heart and soul . . .” 1 Chronicles 22:19

“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind . . . If you seek him, you will find him . . .” 1 Chronicles 28:9

“. . . Be strong, and do the work . . . Be strong and courageous . . . Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. . .” 1 Chronicles 28:10,20

“. . . Take courage and be a man. Observe the requirements of the Lord your God, and follow all his ways . . .” 1 Kings 2:2-3

• David’s legacy–generosity

“. . . I am giving all of my own private Treasures . . . The people rejoiced over the offerings, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord, and King David was filled with joy . . . But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us!” 1 Chronicles 29:3,9,14

• David’s legacy–lifestyle

“. . . walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David . . .” 1 Kings 9:4 (NIV)

“. . . God said, ‘I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart . . .’” Acts 13:22

MY HEART: THE FORK IN THE ROAD

• Seek and believe

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.” Romans 10:9-10

• Worship, serve and obey


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