God Does Not Forsake Us When We Fail

David was a hard-working shepherd. David was a passionate worshipper. David was a respected leader. However, David also committed adultery, had Uriah killed, and displeased the Lord on several occasions. You would think that these sinful actions would have forfeited any promise for a significant role in God’s kingdom. If your reputation is ruined, is your legacy doomed? David’s road was certainly not an easy one. Sin indeed demands payment and comes with consequences. David faced heartache in both his family and his kingdom. However, God brought him through, eventually redeeming David’s… Read More

A Man of Worship; A Man of War

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, (Psalm 30:11 ESV) David was such a diverse leader. He was as much a man of war as a man of worship. As a man of worship David was a friend of God; but as a man of war David had many enemies. Having written many of the Psalms, David typically expresses himself as either a man of worship or a man of war. It’s either: “I will bless The Lord at all… Read More

When a Man Fights in Faith

And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:32 ESV) Goliath was intimidating. Backed by the Philistine army, he came out every day for forty days to taunt and threaten the army of Israel. Fear paralyzes even warriors. The men of Israel, along with their King, Saul, were at an impasse. Their fear kept them from going any further. They were face to face with an enemy they weren’t confident they could defeat. So, rather than… Read More

The Battle

Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. (Psalms 144:1 NLT) We often think of David as a young shepherd – and he was; but David also grew into a fierce warrior. His victories in battle were impressive and innumerable. Some of the earliest beginnings of David’s combat training came in the form of a lion and a bear, both of which had made attempts to kill the sheep. Armed with his slingshot, David defeated each of these foes –… Read More