David succeeded everywhere except at home. And if you don’t succeed at home, do you succeed at all?
14. God Sends Nathan to David
God put away David’s sin. Rather than cover it up, God lifted it up and put it away.
13. Pride Comes Before Fall
Did David see Bathsheba, the human being? The wife of Uriah? The daughter of Israel? The creation of God? No. David had lost his vision. Don’t make his mistake.
12. Tough Promises
The king is kind, not because the boy is deserving, but because the promise is enduring.
11. Reverence, Obedience, and God-hungry Hearts
God comes on His own terms. He comes when commands are revered, hearts are clean, and confession is made.
Turn a deaf ear to old voices. And, as you do, open your eyes to new choices.
9. Grief Takes Time and Permit Yourself Tears
Death amputates a limb of your life.
8: Weariness: It is Alright to Rest
Support systems don’t always support. Friends aren’t always friendly. When no one can help, we have to do what David does. He turns toward God.
7. Seeking Peace: The Strength of a Gentle Heart
Look more at the Mediator (Christ) and less at the troublemakers.
6. Forgiveness: Give Grace to the Grief-Givers
You can hate what someone did without letting hatred consume you.
5. The Cave of Adullam
Wilderness survivors find refuge in God’s presence.
4. Desperate Days
David stumbles in this story. Desperate souls always do. But at least he stumbles into the right place – into God’s sanctuary, where God meets and ministers to hopeless hearts.
3. What is Your Focus: the Malice of Your Monster or the Kindness of Your Christ
Your Saul took much, but Christ gave you more!
1. What Matters to God: Samuel Anoints David
People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart.
2. Facing Your Giants: David and Goliath
Focus on giants – you stumble. Focus on God – your giants tumble.