Summary: We must be careful to not allow small things to affect us greatly.
1Sa 26:18 And he said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in mine hand?
1Sa 26:19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.
1Sa 26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.
1Sa 26:21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
The great Greek army stood at the himalayan mountains and realized that they had marched off their map, their map had only part of asia minor and there they stood
The land that stood before them that separated India from china was to them unchartered territory
(1804−1806) was the first United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back, led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark of the United States Army. It is also known as the Corps of Discovery. 28 months
They met bad weather mutiny death fight w/ indians horses stolen near starvtion sickness yet they found Observed and described 178 plants and 122 species and subspecies of animals and mapped out the west
Strenghtned the us claim to oregon
They crossed the natural know boundaries
Abraham was a boundary crosser and has become the father of the faithful
Sociologist say that there is a large percentage of people who are born go to school get a job and die with out ever going further that 40 miles of their home
This rings true in the spirit the same the familiar the mundane the normal yet there is beautiful flowing holy ghost rivers there are mighty awesome mountian tops that we can expereince if we will cross the boundary of security
When we begin to get close to crossing the boundary , there is a vast expanse of battlefield it is here when men and women have crossed in the past that we can see that some did not make it but if we can press through to the other side
The smoke filled blood soaked battlefield will turn into a beautiful land of riches and opportunity
There is a land of opportunity there is a land that flows w/ milk and honey there is a land filled with precious gems and stones rubies and pearls but between us and that land is a battlefield
Our chief enemy is excuse and laziness oour chief enemy is a hard heart
Hardened to the call of the lord
Hardened to his word hardened to the need of the hour
There is game that is called trivial pursuit released in 1981 and peaked its sales in 1984 w/ 20 million sold
You win the game by knowing the answers to mostly popular culture trivia.
Trivial means- of very little importance or value
pursuit is that which occupies our time
Why would one fill their hours days and lives with the pursuit unimportant things and goals.
It is through these types of lives that people gain, they gain homes but are still homeless
Illus. A young banker was driving his BMW, in the mountains, during a snowstorm. As he rounded a turn the vehicle slid out of control and toward a cliff. At the last moment he unbuckled his seatbelt and jumped from the car.
Though he escaped with his life, his left arm was caught near the hinge of the door and torn it off at the shoulder.
A trucker passing nearby witnessed the accident, stopped his rig, and ran back to see if he could be of help. There standing, in a state of shock, was the banker at the edge of the cliff moaning, "Oh no, my BMW, my BMW". The trucker pointed to the banker’s shoulder and said "man you’ve got bigger problems than a car".
With that the banker looked at his shoulder, finally realizing he’d lost his arm, and began crying ":Oh No, my new Rolex, my new Rolex".
The pull of the world can easily steal our affections away,
Samuel maverick was a texas cattle rancher his ranch was surrounded by hills and so he felt like his cattle could not escape so he built no fences and he did not brand them