David The Worshipper
David The Worshipper by Pastor Steve Kelly
1 Samuel 13:13-14 (NIV)
“You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.
1 Samuel 16:6 (NIV)
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.”But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Acts 13:22 (NKJV)
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, who will do all my will.
Humble – Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. Psalm 62:9 (NIV)
Reverent –I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:3 (NIV)
Respectful – Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. Psalm 31:9 (NIV)
Trusting – The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 (NIV)
Loving – I love you, Lord, my strength. Psalm 18:1 (NIV)
Devoted – Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. Psalm 4:7 (NIV)
Recognition – I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1 (NIV)
Faithful – Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6 (NIV)
Obedient – Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Psalm 119:34 (NIV)
Repentant – For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Psalm 25:11 (NIV)
1. David loved the presence of God.
2. David was unafraid to worship with all his heart.
2 Samuel 6:14 (NIV)
Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might,
3. David wouldn’t let other people’s cold hearts stop him from expressive worship.
2 Samuel 6:20 (NIV)
When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!”
4. David’s worship was always God centered.
2 Samuel 6:21 (NIV)
David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord.
5. David’s worship was willing to go deeper and furtur.
2 Samuel 6:22 (NIV)
I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”
Jesus faced challenges in regard to worship:
1. The devil said worship me I’ll give you what you came for and it won’t cost you anything except your worship.
2. The Pharisees tried to quit the people down Jesus said if the don’t praise me the stones will cry out.
3. Worship always has sacrifice attached to it.
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