Summary: We study several that were spilled out before the Lord, and ponder how we should be spilled out before Jesus.
SPILLED OUT BEFORE THE LORD...
This is a two part lesson.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I would like us to ponder SPILLED OUT BEFORE THE LORD.
Spill: --- to run out until no more, --- kill, destroy, --- cause to flow, --- waste,
--- to accidentally or unintentionally to fall from place.
--- to relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind
Object Lesson on Reactions.
Have a small glass of water setting in my hand? I fill the glass pouring from a little pitcher, I fill it to the brim with water.
Later accidentally I tap my arm and slightly shake it until some water splashes out.
When the water splashes out I say, "Oh no! I spilled some grape juice?"
Wait for a reaction.
Someone should say, "You spilled water, not grape juice."
You say, "Your exactly right, this is a whole lot like our reactions to what happens around us.
We might want to react with certain behaviors to the things that shakes our lives, but when our lives are shaken we can only spill out of our glass, whatever we have put in it."
11 Samuel 23:15 And David longed, and said, Oh, that one would give me a drink from the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! 16. And the three mighty brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew the water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but POURED IT out unto the Lord.
17. And David said, Be it far from me, O. Lord, that I should do this: is not this the blood of men that went in JEOPARDY of their lives? therefore DAVID WOULD NOT DRINK IT. These things did these three mighty men!
PREVIEW THE THREE MIGHTY MEN THAT LOVED THE KING.
GREAT MEN ARE NOT MORE THAN THE GREAT MEN THAT SERVE AS PART OF A TEAM.
1.) The Tachmonite, Adino the Eznite, ONE SPEAR AND SLEW 800 MEN AT ONE BATTLE. (2 Sam. 23: 8 -9)
2.) Eleazar, son of Dodo the Ahohite, HE STOOD AND FOUGHT UNTIL HIS HAND WAS WEARY, HIS HAND CLAVE
UNTO THE SWORD, and had a great victory. (2 Sam. 23: 10)
3. Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite, WHEN EVERY ONE ELSE RAN OFF AND LEFT, STOOD IN THE PEA
PATCH AND FOUGHT, Shammah STOOD HIS GROUND AND GOD GAVE HIM A VICTORY.... (2 Sam. 23:11-12)
I. DAVID HAD A STRONG DESIRE, CRAVING FOR SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT LIKELY TO BE ATTAINED.
A. DAVID HAD A WISH FROM HIS HEART.
B. Restlessness, compelling need.
II. DAVID IS IN A FEARFUL TIME, SELF DOUBT AND SEEMLY ENDLESS BATTLES.
A. Some suggest this is a type of weakness expressing itself.
B. Others suggest this is HOMESICKNESS.
1. Home, young people can’t wait to get away from.
2. Mature people long to return to roots and
II. DAVID OFTEN DRANK FROM THIS WELL AS A YOUTH.
A. This well was near a gate where David had spent a lot of time.
B. The water from this well is symbolic of HOPE and Restoration.
IV. DAVID’S LONGING CAME OUT IN HIS WORDS.
Matthew 12:34 --- FOR OUT OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HEART THE MOUTH SPEAKETH.
A. David’s men loved him so much, they heard the HEART OF THE KING...
B. LISTENING IS THE GREATEST ACT OF LOVE!
V. THE MEN LOVED AND RESPECTED THE KING.
A. His desires above ours.
B. Servant hearts make great men.
VI. THE THREE MIGHTY MEN WANTED TO PLEASE THE KING AND GIVE A LOVE GIFT.
VOLUNTEER --- WILLINGNESS TO SERVE... OFFER SELF...
A. The King had been under a lot of stress.
B. There were enemies without and enemies within.
C. You can give and not love, but you can never LOVE WITHOUT GIVING.
VII. THE THREE MIGHTY MEN KNEW THE WILL OF THE KING.
A. They listened, THEY HEARD THE WORD OF THE KING!
B. They were sensitive.
C. They wanted the Will of the King before their will.
VIII. THE THREE MIGHTY MEN KNEW THE GOD THAT REWARDED FAITHFULNESS, NOT ONLY SERVING
THE KING BUT THE KING’S GOD!
IX. WHILE THE KING SLEPT, THE THREE MIGHTY MEN WERE ON A MISSION ... AN ACT OF FAITH.
A. Mission means to be sent.
B. Assignment to do work.
X. DAVID REPENTED OF HIS FOOLISH DESIRES AND REALIZES THE PERIL AND DANGER THAT THOSE
THAT SERVED HIM HAD BEEN PLACED, AND HE MUST CORRECT THIS BY GIVING BACK...
1 Cor. 15:35 THOU FOOL, THAT WHICH THOU SOWEST IS NOT QUICKENED, EXCEPT IT DIE...
XI. DAVID GIVES AN OFFERING OF HIS DESIRES AND THE PERIL OF HIS MEN BEFORE GOD.