2021-09-12: The Life of David — David Flees to the Philistines

Sermon Audio: David Flees to the Philistines
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 27:1-28:2
Duration: 24:08
Size: 16.5 MB

The Life of David
David Flees to the Philistines
I Samuel 27:1-28:2

Even though David had God’s promises reiterated to him on numerous occasions, he got weary of being on the run from Saul.

Affirm that every character in the Bible–with the exception of Jesus Christ–is flawed, totally depraved, and sinful in nature.

I. David’s Plan (I Samuel 27:1-4)
But despite all these assurances that were given to David, he began to feel the pressure of being stalked and hunted and chased for more than seven years.

We make so many mistakes when we do not go to the Lord in prayer, and seek his guidance on a matter.

II. David’s Place (I Samuel 27:5-7)
Without knowing it, Achish gave David a place that David actually co-opted eventually into Judah.

III. David’s Practice (I Samuel 27:8-12)
According to a recent study, people who tell small, self-serving lies are likely to progress to bigger falsehoods, and over time, the brain appears to adapt to the dishonesty.

IV. David’s Predicament (I Samuel 28:1-2)
David was in a real predicament because he was being conscripted to go and fight against his own people.

And yet, even though David’s faith faltered, God was faithful to him and preserved him for his future calling.

When Gladys and the orphans made it through, they proved once again that no matter how inadequate we feel, God is still God, and we can trust in him.