Men weren't made to be idle When a man is out of the way of his duty he will be in the way of his lusts When he lost work he found sleep He should've been coming in from a hard days' work, but he wasn't so now he was "restless" - Rest evaded him He should've been resting in the dark, but now he was awake in the dark Lust says I "Want Now" / Love says I "Need Later" Lust wants what's not it's own / Love is satisfied with it's own God revealed to David what was in his heart all along 2 Sam 12:22-23 - I want it so bad David shows the proper attitude when begging God for something He didn't hold onto it in his heart When God didn't answer as David wished, he simply accepted it and moved on
2 Samuel 11:1 (5/14/13)
Go to Work
May 14, 2013 • Benham Brothers
2 Samuel 1:10-15 (5/11/17)
Taking Credit • May 11, 2017 • Benham Brothers
* Saul had killed himself. * This presented an opportunity for this young Amalekite to get in good with the king. * He saw an opportunity. * He took credit for something he didn’t do. * Because of this he lost his life. * The temptation to take credit comes from a man-pleasing spirit. * We want others to accept us and approve of us. * We need to always give God credit for what He does. * Otherwise it will become our place of death.
2 Samuel 3:1 (5/9/19)
Strength Through Strain • May 9, 2019 • Benham Brothers
* When you do God’s work you’ll experience warfare. * Strength comes through strain. * So if you’re straining but not getting stronger you need to see if you’re doing God’s work or your own. * David’s and Saul’s house were in a war against each other. * David’s house grew stronger, but Saul’s grew weaker. * This is because David was doing God’s work. * When you work for the Lord you have energy for the task. * You’ll still need rest, but you won’t get burned out. * It’s like exercise - the more energy you exert the more you get in return.
2 Samuel 5:3 (5/29/14)
Dying to Ambition • May 29, 2014 • Benham Brothers
David modeled a life that was led by God and not by ambition. After being anointed king he went back to tending sheep. Twice he refused to kill Saul because it would break a principle. When Saul was dead he refused to go and "take the kingdom." David was always waiting on God to bring about His plan in His time. Ambition will drive us to TAKE that which God wants us to WAIT for.