2022-01-30: The Life of David — David Defeats the Philistines

Sermon Audio: David Defeats the Philistines
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 5:17-25
Duration: 19:46
Size: 13.5 MB

The Life of David
David Defeats the Philistines
II Samuel 5:17-25

The kingdom of God on earth with David as king was intended to point people to the future, eternal kingdom of God.

But, the good news of the Gospel is that God saves ungodly and unrighteous men and women, regenerates them, and gives them new natures, and makes them citizens of his kingdom.

I. God Protects His Kingdom by His Guidance (II Samuel 5:17-19,22-24)
The Philistines were not happy to hear the news that David had been crowned king over all Israel.

Our greatest need in battling against Satan is to ask the Lord for guidance to grant success.

II. God Protects His Kingdom by His Power (II Samuel 5:20a,21,25)
That they left their idols is an indication of how thorough David’s victory was over the Philistines.

When God’s people obey God’s Word, they will see God’s power at work.

Dr. Leslie obeyed God’s Word, and although he did not see direct results of his obedience, the fact is that God’s power was at work through his obedience.

III. God Protects His Kingdom for His Glory (II Samuel 5:20b)
When God blesses us, it is appropriate to give him the glory for who he is and what he has done.