Summary: WE NEED TO RALLY ROUND THE BANNER OF THE LOVE OF GOD IN THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST IN ORDER TO GAIN THE VICTORY THAT GOD DESIRES FOR US
WE NEED TO RALLY ROUND THE BANNER OF THE LOVE OF GOD IN
THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST IN ORDER TO GAIN THE VICTORY
THAT GOD DESIRES FOR US
King David is struggling with the painful reality of personal and national defeat.
Things are going poorly; God has turned aside His favor and disciplined His children by causing them to experience hard times. There are rumblings of discontent and contention throughout the land. But David refuses to give up and allow the flag of
God’s covenant people to be trampled underfoot by the everpresent adversaries. Secure in his position as the "beloved" of God, he clings in hope and faith to his conviction of ultimate triumph through the right hand of God.
I. (:1-3) THE VISION FOR VICTORY MUST SPRING FROM A HEART THAT IS BROKEN OVER THE REALITY OF OUR CURRENT PROBLEMS AND FAILURES
II. (:4-5) THE BANNER OF GOD’S LOVE MUST BE DISPLAYED FOR ALL TO SEE IN ORDER FOR VICTORY TO BE REALIZED
III. (:6-8) GOD WANTS US TO MAKE OUR BOAST IN HIM AS WE SHARE IN THE SPOILS OF VICTORY
IV. (:9-12) THE KEY TO VICTORY IS TO PLACE ALL OF OUR CONFIDENCE IN GOD RATHER THAN IN MAN
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1) When we are staggered by defeat, how do we pick up the pieces and press on in our walk with God? Without sinking into despair, how can we deal with the fact that God has been directly involved in using our enemies to discipline us?
2) How can we get a new vision of the holiness of God? (vs.6)
3) How does God exult in His ownership of His precious children and His dominion over His enemies?
4) Have we completely renounced reliance upon men as “vain”? do we have the confidence that “through God we shall do valiantly?” (vv.11-12) Why shrink back.from the battle given such a conquering leader? Onward Christian soldiers!
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