We just celebrated Father’s Day this past Sunday and I would like to share with you my sermon for that specific day. I Named it “A person following God’s very own heart.” We know, of training course, that the guy remaining referred to was David. Two moments in Scripture he is explained in this trend. Shouldn’t this also describe how we are to live our everyday living? I cannot consider of a improved motto to be put on my headstone than this…Here lies a gentleman just after God’s personal heart. I can not assume of a greater compliment, can you? What kind of man was David? Let’s search at a few matters.
I. David liked the Term of God.
Psalm 119:97 “O how I love Thy legislation! It is my meditation all the working day.” The ebook of Psalm was in essence their song guide of the working day and David wrote numerous of those people psalms. David realized how crucial God’s Term was to him! He also states in verse 11 of that exact chapter, “Thy Term have I hid in my coronary heart, that I may well not sin versus Thee.” David understood that the a lot more he was in the Term of God, the nearer to God he would come to be. It is also true for us right now! The closer we get to God by way of His Phrase, the additional away from the devil we will be.
II. David beloved to pray.
Psalm 116:1,2 “I really like the Lord, mainly because He hath listened to my voice and my supplications. Mainly because He hath inclined His ear unto me, hence will I simply call on Him as prolonged as I dwell.” He realized that God heard him when David prayed to Him. If you are a Christian you have that similar assurance! Now try to remember, God solutions our prayers on His time and plan and occasionally the solutions may possibly be no or not now!! God does hear us. Jesus is also a great example of a person of prayer. In Luke 5:16 the Bible tells us that Jesus would typically go away by Himself to pray. That is a great instance for us. To get absent from persons, from distractions and just discuss to our heavenly Father.
III. David cherished to praise God.
Psalm 119:164 “Seven instances a day do I praise Thee due to the fact of Your righteous judgments.” I’m certain that David wasn’t counting. “O, I would like I could seize my harp and sing a track of praise to God but I previously did it seven situations today.” I’m certain he just meant “Several times a working day I’m praising God.” Don’t we have a ton that we could praise God for? We are living in the finest place in the globe (Even although she is all messed up), If you have your wellbeing, is not that a correct blessing? God tells us in Malachi “I will open up the windows of heaven and pour out so considerably blessings that there isn’t more than enough home to acquire them all.”
IV. David hated ever untrue way.
Psalm 119:104 “Through Your precepts I get comprehension: as a result I despise every single fake way.” David realized that by way of God’s Word he could really get an knowledge of what God needed in his everyday living. We require to fully grasp that the satan is genuine. He would like us to go to hell and be with him for eternity! Nonetheless that is what God desires for us. To be with Him for eternity. So we need to have to know the Scriptures so that we can establish what is correct and what is wrong. How can I know what is false if I never go through the Phrase of God? Have you ever recognized that, for case in point, morality in the world has altered? What employed to be sin yrs in the past is now a illness or a life style? Not so with God. If it was a sin 2000 many years in the past, it is even now a sin currently. We have to have to hate, not the sinner, but the sin that they are caught up in.
Of course, David was a male just after God’s possess coronary heart. Are you?
The author is an evangelist with the North Broadway Church of Christ in Sidney.