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Last week we opened up the Scriptures to 1 Samuel 17 and met a character named David. He was just a plain shepherd boy, who was called by God for a remarkable purpose. Not just to kill Goliath, but to eventually become a king through whose lineage would be born the Savior.

But, his path to the throne was a rocky one… I guess rocks show up in David’s life quite a bit. He throws them. And he hides in them. The section of Scripture that we’ll be reading (and referencing) on Sunday morning is 1 Samuel chapter 18-31.

In this section, we will see David constantly on the run. King Saul wants him dead. Saul knows that David has been promised the throne. Even, Saul’s own son, Jonathan, has become besties with David.

It’s a story filled with drama and excitement.

Ultimately, we see the heart of this man David. As God said when he was anointed, “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7).

He is a man who is after the Lord’s own heart (Acts 13:22).

As we examine the heart of David, we must reflect on our own. So, where is your heart? What are you seeking after today?

 

Alive in Christ!

Pastor Aaron