Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Is GOD with you? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD is with and in us. IV. TEXT: 2 Samuel 5:10 (Amplified Bible) David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of hosts was with him.
Is GOD with you?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is with and in us.
2 Samuel 5:10 (Amplified Bible)
David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of hosts was with him.
GOD is with and in us.
GOD is with David
A. Author: unknown
B. Date written: 973 B.C.
C. To whom written: Nation of Israel
D. Keyword: David
E. Main theme: Reign of David
2 Samuel 5:12 (Amplified Bible)
And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel and that He had exalted his kingdom for His people Israel’s sake.
2 Samuel 7:12-13 (Amplified Bible)
And when your days are fulfilled and you sleep with your fathers, I will set up after you your offspring who shall be born to you, and I will establish his kingdom.
He shall build a house for My ame [and My Presence], and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. King David is growing stronger
"David became greater and greater"
Greater means to grew in knowledge better than before, mighty, older, exceeding, more noble.
2 Samuel 3:1 (Amplified Bible)
THERE WAS a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.
What's more, those who oppose King David grewn weaker and weaker for the HOLY ONE of Israel already left King Saul and is now with King David.
Proverbs 4:18 (Amplified Bible)
But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared].
Isaiah 9:7 (Amplified Bible)
Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
If GOD is with you, you will increase in everything for GOD's Presence will cause it.
Luke 2:52 (Amplified Bible)
And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man.
B. GOD is with King David
"for the Lord God of hosts was with him"
Psalms 46:7 (Amplified Bible)
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our Fortress and High Tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Psalms 46:11 (Amplified Bible)
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Romans 8:31 (Amplified Bible)
What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]
Psalms 118:6 (Amplified Bible)
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Hebrews 13:6 (Amplified Bible)
So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?