13/3/2016 LESSON 2:
DAVID : A MAN AFTER GOD’S HEART
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 1 – Portraits Of The King Of The United Kingdom (Lessons 1-3)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 150, 307
Devotional Reading: ACTS 13:16-23
Topic For Adults
GOD SEARCHES THE HEART
Topic For Youths
NO SERVICE, NO ENTHRONEMENT
Topic For Intermediates
YOU CAN BE THE PREFERRED CHOICE
1 SAM. 16:1,10-13; 2 SAM. 6:11-13, 20-22; 11:1-5; 12:7-14
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“… I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will (Acts 13:22b) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Patience – A Great Virtue
2 Sam. 5:1-5
David was the first recorded case of an anointed king without a throne to occupy. He had to wait patiently until he was 30 years old. Even though King Saul had been dethroned, he remained a ceremonial head over Israel. The reigning king, at least in the site of God, became the servant of a dethroned king! David did not try to usurp authority from Saul, or devise manipulative strategies to overthrow him, or become insubordinate. We need to learn some great lessons here. A lot of Christians have compounded their challenges in a bid to find quick fixes. They feel God is slack in fulfilling His promises. In fact, it appeared the whole hell was let loose immediately David was anointed; he was being chased from cave to cave and from mountains to valleys. The devil was determined to make sure David did not get to the throne. But because God is the Almighty, He gave David victory over all his foes. Believers need to know that a waiting period isn’t a wasting period; it’s a character strengthening period.
Point of Emphasis: Your waiting time is preparing you for the great task ahead.
Prayer Point: O God of heaven help me to wait for Your appointed time for my fulfilment in life.