Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, March 7, 2010

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Pure Christianity:†† Salvation(Jn 3:18; Eph 2:8-10 ; Rom 3:28; Gal 1:8-9); Sanctification (1 Cor 3:16; Gal 5:16-22;Eph 4:30; 1 Thess 5:19); Maturation ( Philip 4:11-13; Eph 3:20).

 

LIFE OF DAVID Ė Part 5

David, the man KATA (according to/alongside) Godís own heart, part 4

 

A.†† Davidís life can be divided into two major periods.††

††††††††††† 1.†† First thirty years: advancement into supergrace Ė to a life that is far beyond what he could have asked or imagined, cf. Eph 3:20.††

††††††††††† 2.†† From 30-70.††

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† In supergrace King David became greater and greater, 2 Sam 5:10.††

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Reversionistic King David Ė intensive misery & trouble, 2 Sam 12:9.

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.††† King Davidís recovery, Psa 32; 51.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.††† King Davidís return to the POG and good spiritual health.

B.††† David, a man κατὰ Godís own heart, Acts 13:22.††

††††††††††† 1.David is called a man KATA (according to the norm and standard;alongside) Godís own heart Ė not ďafterĒ Godís own heart, Cf. 1 Sam 13:14.Acts 13:22.††

†††††††††† 2.The dire consequences of not understanding the Biblical meaning of ďheart.Ē

††††††††††† 3.What God looks at in each person is the heart, 1 Sam 16:7.

††††††††††† 4.†† Davidís heart of BD, Psalms 1; 19.

††††††††††† 5.Davidís heart of fellowship with God, Acts 2:25; Psa 16:8; Psa 89:15.

††††††††††† 6.†† Davidís heart of sanctification, Psa 23:1; 27:4, 8-9.

††††††††††† 7.Davidís patient heart regarding the POG and Godís timing, Psalm 37; 130:5; 27:14, 14; cf, Hosea 2:6; Micah 7:7; 1 Pt 5:5-6; Heb 6:12-15;Eph 4:1-2; 2 Tim 4:2; 1 Thess 5:14-18; Col 1:9-11;Isa 30:18; Isa 64:4.

††††††††† 8.†† Davidís heart of humility,1 Sam 17:17-19; Psa 78:70; 89:19-21; cf. Num 12:3; Mt 20:28.

††††††††††† 9.†† Davidís heart of integrity, Psa 78:72.

††††††††††† 10.†† Davidís heart had the capacity for solitude.

††††††††††† 11.Davidís heart had capacity for contentment in obscurity, 1 Sam 17:28.

††††††††††† 12.Davidís heart had capacity for contentment in monotony.††††††††††

††††††††††† 13.†† Davidís heart of courage through the Lord, 1 Sam 17:33-37.

††††††††††† 14.†† Davidís faithful heart, cf. 2 Tim 2:2; 4:15-16.

††††††††††† 15.†† Davidís heart for promotion.

††††††††††† 16.Davidís heart had capacity for humble service, 1 Sam 17:17-19; cf. Mk 10:32-35.††

††††††††††† 17.†† Davidís heart was full of faith, Psa 19:1-5; 37:3-5;1 Sam 17:47.

††††††††††† 18.Davidís heart was oriented to authority.

††††††††††† 19.†† Davidís heart had spiritual strength to handle unjust suffering and parlay all suffering into maturity and greater grace blessings, Psa 23:1-5; cf. Heb 2:10; 5:8-9; 1 Pt 2:18-23; Js 1:2-4; Rom 5:3-5;†††

††††††††††† 20.Because of consistent and persistent doctrinal (Psalm 1) and spiritual growth (Psa 16:8), David moved into supergrace (Psa 23:5; Js 4:6) where his heart (mind, volition, conscience, norms and standards, frame of reference, memory center)became mature (ECS) and he moved into OWC (Acts 2:25; Psa 27:4) and was conformed into the image of Godís Son and thus enjoyed phenomenal happiness, blessings, and contentment (Eph 3:20) - regardless of the circumstances of life, Philip 4:12-14; Psa 23:1; 84:10.