Heart Examination: The Trusting Heart

Key Verse: 1 Samuel 26:24
"Behold, as your life was precious this day in my sight, so may my life be precious in the sight of the Lord, and may He deliver me out of all tribulation."

My Heart will Trust God even when...

1) The Opportunity for Revenge Knocks (ch. 24)

2) My Desire for Revenge Knocks (ch 25)

3) An Accomplice for Revenge Knocks (ch. 26:7-10)

4) The Choice about Revenge Knocks (ch. 26:24)

Heart Examination: The Jealous Heart

Song of Songs 8:6 says, “Jealousy is fierce as the grave.   Its flashes are flashes of fire.
Proverbs 27:4, “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming but who can stand before jealousy?

The Jealous Heart...

1) Reveals Our Deepest Love (vs. 6-8)

2) Corrupts Relationships (9-11)

3) Leads to a Life of Fear (18:12, 14, 18:29)

4) Leads to Deeper Problems (22:13, 17-18)

Heart Examination: Desiring God's Own Heart: Here Comes God's Choice

1 Samuel 16:7, "But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not look on his outward appearance or on the height of the stature, because I have rejected him.   For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart."   

David was a King....
1) Provided by God (vs. 1)

2) Overlooked by the world (vs. 5-11)

3) Empowered by the Spirit (vs. 13)

4) Sent to Serve (vs. 14-23)