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Let's look at the character of the men who joined themselves to David. First of all, they were men of war who could keep rank with a perfect heart. They were men who worked in cooperation with one another – each knowing his position and so able to give orders as well as obey them. They walked in fellowship one with another. Secondly, they were single-hearted men, wholeheartedly devoted to making David king over Israel, and their minds were set to advance David's kingdom...The post Become one with a Perfect Heart! appeared first on Worthy Christian Devotional - Daily Devotions.
Temple Baptist Church - 10-22-20172 Timothy 4:10Introduction:A. This morning, I want to look at one of the saddest statements in the Bible: “Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world.”1. God lost a worker! 2 Timothy 4:10a For Demas hath forsaken …Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.2. Paul lost a friend! 2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me …2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.3. Demas lost a life! 2 Timothy 4:10b having loved this present world …Matthew 16:24-25 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (25) For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. B. As far as what the Bible tells us, Demas never returned. I do not know what became of Demas but I do know that he lost his life. God left the end results of the life of this man up to our imagination.C. The loss of a life – Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?D. The why and what for that caused Demas to leave is not stated other than his love for the world. 1 John 2:15 expressly says, “Love not the world!”1. Was it the Care of this world that caused Demas to leave? Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. (Did the things of this world became more important to him than God? Demas probably left in his heart long before he left physically.)2. Was it the Course of this world that caused Demas to leave? Ephesians 2:1-2 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (2) Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (Did he got involved with the old crowd that he once knew and instead of influencing them, they influenced him and he followed them in their philosophy and vanity?)3. Was it the Comfort of this world that caused Demas to leave? 1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; (Demas may have loved pleasure and ease rather than hardship. Demas may have loved comfort andwealth rather than discomfort and poverty.)4. Was it the Cost of this world that caused Demas to leave? Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Paul begged the Roman believers to be separate from this present evil world.)a) Its cost is great. It will cost you the world: things that you will no longer do and places that you will no longer go. b) Its consequences are great. The world will punish you for it. IT WILL COST YOU YOUR LIFE!E. Whatever the scenario, Demas sold his most prized possession: his life. Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?1. Demas lost his life with Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. (The peace and joy that comes only through walking with the Lord was forsaken. Backsliders are the unhappiest people in the world. If you can be backslidden and happy, you may need to “slide up” first.)2. Demas lost his life with this church family. 1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (Oh, what joy; Oh, what delight, to be assembled with these special people. As old Brother Jim would have said, “I love you better than Butter Pecan Ice Cream!!)3. Demas lost his life with the man of God. 3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. (If you have a real pastor, you have a friend that will stick closer than a brother but – to have a friend – you must be a friend.)4. Demas lost the fruitfulness and reward of his labor. Romans 10:14-15 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (The world will never know the love of Christ that we know unless we tell them. Demas would be without reward at the Judgment Seat of Christ.)5. Demas lost the peace of God that passeth all understanding. 1 John 3:20-21 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. (A clear conscience still makes for a soft pillow! Walking at a guilty distance from the Lord causes sadness and unhappiness in the heart of the child of God.)6. Demas lost a life of protection from the almighty God. Psalms 62:7-8 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Safety is still of the Lord and the safest place in the world is found in the will of God for your life. I do not want Satan turned loose on me! 1 Corinthians 5:5 says, “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”)
Temple Baptist Church - 10-1-2017Genesis 3:8-9Introduction:A. This morning, I want to go back to the series on “Walking With God.” There are so many people that could be preached on during this series that I may do this off and on. Bro. Dave Rodgers called me this week and asked me if I had overlooked Adam or intentionally left him out. I overlooked one of the greatest examples of walking with God because of its importance to us today.B. I will not dwell upon the fall of man in this chapter but wanted to pick out a phrase that shows a pattern in Adam's life. 1. The First Mention of the word “walking” was a voice: “the Voice of the LORD God” or the Word of God! “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” Adam and Eve did not see a physical presence of Jehovah God walking but heard the “voice of the LORD God” walking. 2. What a First Mention Principle! Walking with the Word of God! This was not a singular instance because they hid themselves. This reference was a continuation of something that took place on a regular basis.C. The Voice walked and the Voice called. John 1:1 explains this phenonium as it shows the correlation between the Incarnate Word and the Inscribed Word. Jesus Christ, who was Jehovah God, was and is the Word.D. I am not here to debate the Word of God because the Bible declares that Jesus Christ was the Word (John 1:1) and still is and always will be the Word of God (Revelation 19:13).E. Adam and Eve hiding from the Voice of the Lord shows that they knew Him and had previously walked with Him. As Adam and Eve walked with the presence of the Word of God, so we who are saved also walk with Him—either in sweet fellowship of hiding in the Garden.F. Let me say at this point that God loved Adam and Eve so much that He would not allow them to hide. God restored fellowship through the shedding of blood. This same biblical principle allows us, as sinners saved by grace, to walk with q thrice holy God.G. We cannot walk with God without His Word or contrary to His Word. How do we walk with God in the Word?1. We “Walk With God” in the new birth through His Word. 1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (We cannot walk with God until we know and are born of God.)2. We “Walk With God” in Hearing His Word. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Two hearings here: the audible hearing of the Word of God and the inward hearing or listening to the Word of God. We cannot walk with God when His Word falls on “deaf ears.”)3. We “Walk With God” in Reading His Word. 1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (We cannot walk with God in His Word unless we spend time in the Bible. Picking it up and dusting it off for church does not strengthen our relationship with God.)4. We “Walk With God” in Trusting His Word. Psalms 119:127-128 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. (128) Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. (Since we cannot see or audibly hear God, we MUST trust the Word of God. Since all that we comprehend about God is found in the Bible, we cannot “cherry pick” which verses that we trust. Walking with God is trusting God.)5. We “Walk With God” in Meditating upon His Word. Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Meditating upon God's Word makes it a consistent part of our daily walk with God. Walking with God in His Word comes through deliberating or pondering upon it.)6. We “Walk With God” in Studying. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (Walking with God in His Word is based upon proper understanding it. God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. The Bible is our foundation upon which we build our lives.)7. We “Walk With God” in Adherence to His Word. James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (Walking with God in His Word is both hearing and doing or applying the Scriptures to our lives. The Bible sets Christian parameters for holiness of life.)8. We “Walk With God” in Sharing. Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (The Lord is not willing that any should perish. His will is that “all men be saved” and come to the knowledge of the truth. God so loved that He gave His life for sinners. If we walk with Him, we will be soul conscious and souls winners.)Conclusion: The Voice of God is vital to our walking with Him. “Either the Bible will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from the Bible.
Temple Baptist Church - 7-2-2017Romans 1:1Introduction:A. Paul's Attitude, A Servant of Jesus Christ (first and foremost). God's men will never rule until they first serve. God will not call men who are not busy in the work of the Lord. Paul got busy before God called him. 1. We saw that Paul began to serve the day he got saved. Acts 9:19-22 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. (20) And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. (21) But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? (22) But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.2. Because Paul was a servant, he met his divine appointments. 1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;B. Paul's Authority, Called To Be An Apostle. The Apostle Paul spent much time vindicating his apostleship. People were familiar with the original twelve because they had been with Jesus. There were the 12 original apostles but Judas, a lost man, lost his bishopric. God called Paul to take the place of Judas.1. In the time of this epistle's writing, though transitional and passing, the gift of apostles was still viable. Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (God, because “that which is perfect”—the completed canon of Scripture—had not come, gave prophets—to speak and write inspired Scripture from God and apostles to represent God to man. These were both passing gifts. In the New Testament and Church Age, God gave evangelists—missionaries, and the “pastor and teacher,” to the local church.)2. The apostles were to be 12 in number according to the Book of Revelation.Revelation 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. (12 representing the tribes of Israel and 12 representing the Apostles.)Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.3. The failure of Judas Iscariot and the replacement of Paul by God.John 6:70-71 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? (71) He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.Acts 1:15-26 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) (16) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. (17) For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. (18) Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. (19) And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. (20) For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. (21) Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, (22) Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. (23) And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. (24) And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, (25) That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. (26) And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. (Appointing apostles was to be a choice by God, not by man. Though this was well intended, it was not God's choice.)1 Corinthians 15:3-11 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (4) And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (5) And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: (6) After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. (7) After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. (8) And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. (9) For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. (10) But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowedupon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (11) Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. (Paul was God's choice. Paul vindicated his apostleship because he was not numbered with the original 12 but was chosen by God for replacement of Judas.)2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.C. They Had A Special Position.1. They Were Chosen Special - Luke 6:13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;2. They Were Chosen Specific – Matthew 10:2-4 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.3. Divinely Commissioned (with the Gospel) Mark 16:14-15 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.D. They Had A Special Privilege1. Their Communion With Christ - Luke 22:14-16 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.2. Their Comfort By Christ - Luke 24:30-36 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.E. They Had A Special Power1. Their Powerful Works - Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.Acts 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.Luke 9:51-54 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?2. Their Powerful Witness - Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:Acts 4:5-8 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,F. They Had A Special Purpose 1. To Confirm The Promises To Israela) As A Witness To Israel - Matthew 10:5-7 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.b) As A Witness Against Israel - Luke 11:47-51 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.2. To Carry The Promise Of Salvation To The GentilesEphesians 3:1-9 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Temple Baptist Church - 8-23-20171 Peter 4:1-2Introduction:A. As Peter writes to the “strangers scattered,” the dispersed Jews—he spends much of this first epistle showing them how to get along in this world and with each other. The reason being, outside and inside of the body of Christ, you will suffer if you try to live a godly, separated life for Christ.1. The Fact of Suffering. vs 1, 12 Suffering is a way of live in this old sinful world. It rains on the just and the unjust. But, in our text, Peter is looking at suffering for well doing. God's children have and always will pay the consequences for living godly in an ungodly world.2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. a) The Example – “Christ hath suffered”b) The Exhortation – “arm yourselves”c) The Encouragement – “likewise with the same mind”2. The Fellowship of Suffering.John 15:18-19 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. (19) If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.a) We Share Christ's Sufferings – vs 1, 13b) We Share Fellow Believers' Suffering – vs 16-173. The Failure of Suffering.a) To Realize That God Has Something For Us In Suffering – 1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:b) To Realize That God Controls Our Suffering – He Will Never Place More On Us Than We Can BearB. The Preparation of Suffering. “arm yourselves” 1. The Realization - vs 12; 1 Pet 1:7 Suffering Is A Part of Life. 2. The Resolve of Suffering – vs 1 “arm yourselves likewise with the same mind”(a) The Resolve To Continue To Suffer - James 5:10-11 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.(b) The Resolve To ContinueTo Serve – vs 19 - Joshua 24:15 - And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 3. The Repose of Suffering - vs 19 – Trust in the Lord at all times.C. The Period In Suffering.1. 1 Peter 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. 2. Gives encouragement and hope.D. The Results of Suffering. 1. Vs 1 – Suffering Will Cause You To Cease From Sin.James 5:14-16 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 2. Vs 2 - Suffering Will Cause You To Become Submissive To God's Will.Hebrews 5:6-9 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 3. Vs 3-6 - Suffering Will Cause You To Become Separate From The World.1 Peter 4:1-2 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 4. Vs 7 - Suffering Will Cause You To Spend More Time In Prayer.2 Corinthians 12:7-8 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.2 Samuel 12:15-20 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick. David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth. And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead? But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed [himself], and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat. 5. Vs 8-9 - Suffering Will Cause You To Draw Closer To The Brethren.1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 6. Vs 10-11 - Suffering Will Cause You To Be Able To Minister To Others.2 Corinthians 1:4-6 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7. Vs 12-13 - Suffering Will Cause You To Rejoice In Tribulation.2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 8. Vs 14-16 - Suffering Will Cause You To Worship.2 Samuel 12:20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed [himself], and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.Job 1:20-22 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. 9. Vs 17-19 - Suffering Will Cause You To Commit Your Life To The Lord.1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
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