Tag: Ziklag

Sermon: David faces tragedy in Ziklag

A black and white photograph of Michael Angelo's David

Introduction

I concluded my previous sermon by saying it doesn’t matter how fast we run from the truth because the truth will catch up to us one day. It caught up with David also when the Amalekites attacked Ziklag, burned it to the ground, and took the women and children captive. David from a place of having it all had fallen into a place where everything was lost. To the natural eye, things couldn’t get any worse. But from God’s point of view, this was a good place to be in, not a bad place. Here’s why?

Sermon: David flees to the Philistines

David of Michelangelo

Introduction

In my previous sermon, we observed David running for his life. Saul made several attempts on David’s life but failed because David always depended on God. Tonight we will consider David coming to the point of his life where he felt he cannot run anymore and foolishly decided to take matters to his own hands. The aftermath of David’s decision has three important lessons for all of us.

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