2022-09-25: The Life of David — David’s Mighty Men

Sermon Audio: David’s Mighty Men
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 23:8-39
Duration: 26:31
Size: 18.2 MB

The Life of David
David’s Mighty Men
II Samuel 23:8-39

King David also recognized and affirmed greatness and achievement. We have his list in II Samuel 23:8-39.

I. God’s Power to Save (II Samuel 23:8-12)
Like Samson, who once killed 1,000 Philistines with a fresh jawbone of a donkey (Judges 15:15), so Josheb-basshebeth killed 800 men with a spear at one time.

David’s kingdom was a physical kingdom that points us to Jesus’ kingdom that is a spiritual kingdom.

II. God’s Enablement to Serve (II Samuel 23:13-17)
He was the king of Israel, chosen by God and anointed. Yet he could not enter his hometown and drink from the well there.

To David, the water from Bethlehem was the very blood of the men who got it at the risk of their lives. He could not drink it. He must give it in worship to the Lord.

III. God’s Recognition of Servants (II Samuel 23:18-39)
Their names are printed on the pages of God’s holy word as an eternal tribute to their faithful service to David.

IV. God’s Reminder of Sin (II Samuel 23:39)
But David also learned of God’s forgiveness. He repented of his sin. And God forgave him.