Not the heart God is looking for
- 1 Samuel 13:11-14
- Now Israel has been in the promised land about 350 years. Israel wanted a king and God gave them Saul. Saul could’ve been the man whose generations would produce the Messiah, but Saul is told that’s not going to happen. When Saul is convicted of sin, he does nothing. THIS is going to be the problem in Saul’s life.
- The Lord is on the lookout for someone else to be king and he lets Saul know.
- 1 Samuel 16 David is annointed to be king one day. Saul knows of this and tries to keep his “enemy” close after this.
- 1 Samuel 17 David kills Goliath by faith. Saul is thrilled that David thinks he can kill Goliath. I think Saul is sure David will go out there and get killed by this giant and Saul won’t have to think about David being king anymore.
2 Samuel 7:12-16
- God’s covenant in David for the throne of Israel
- 1 Samuel 20:6 David’s city
- Micah 5:2 prophecy of a ruler coming out of Bethlehem
- Luke 2:11
2 Samuel 12:7-23 is God’s grace and David’s faith
- Saul’s sin was being hasty and offering a sacrifice when he shouldn’t have. Now, David’s most notable sin is adultery which led to murder. As far as sin is concerned, which one committed the worse sin? David. The difference is their reactions to their sin.
- Psalm 51 – take not thy holy spirit from me is exactly what happened to Saul in 1 Samuel 16:14.
- Romans 4:4-8
2 Samuel 23:1-5
- Verse 2 is significant because the Lord hadn’t taken his Holy Spirit from David.