Richmond Community Church

Richmond Community Church

2021-06-20: The Life of David — David and God’s Protection

June 20, 2021

Sermon Audio: David and God's Protection
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 19:1-24
Duration: 22:38
Size: 15.5 MB

The Life of David
David and God's Protection
I Samuel 19:1-24

God, in his marvelous providence, protected David from Saul's numerous attempts to kill him.

If we have been a Christian for any length of time, we know that being a Christian does not mean a trouble-free life.

I. David Was Saved from Saul by Jonathan (I Samuel 19:1-7)
By going to Saul and speaking to him on David's behalf, Jonathan was doing something very risky.

II. David Was Saved from Saul by Elusion (I Samuel 19:8-10)
Since the Lord is not the author of evil, he simply permitted the harmful spirit to afflict Saul.

III. David Was Saved from Saul by Michal (I Samuel 19:11-17)
Maybe she knew what the watching messengers meant because she had grown up in Saul's house.

IV. David Was Saved from Saul by the Spirit of God (I Samuel 19:18-24)
David went to Samuel because he knew that Samuel was a man of God.

Normally, in the Old Testament, the Spirit of God came upon various individuals to equip them with power to perform or speak God's will.

The point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns.