Rather than fearing the enemy, David took refuge and strength in the power of God! In this sermon on 1 Samuel 17, Pastor Chuck Swindoll describes how David looked past the giant to trust in the Lord of Hosts.
How to Know God
So many people try to quench their spiritual thirst by physical means: family…friends…job…possessions. Yet none of these earthly things can meet their heavenly need, as Augustine famously prayed centuries ago: “Our heart is restless until it rests in You” (Confessions 1.1).
To many people who seek something more from life, God seems remote, unreachable, silent. Yet others have overcome the obstacles of man-made religion to find true meaning through a personal relationship with the eternal God. What does that mean? How can we begin a relationship with God? How can we lead others to truly know Him?
The answer is Jesus Christ, who freely gives living water to all who thirst.
Are you afraid of flying too high, of veering out of control into uncharted lands? Take this message to heart. With just a little basic training from the book of Psalms, you can overcome these obstacles, enabling you to take off and actually fly closer than ever to the Lord.
How do we handle the mysteries? What do we do with those unsolved questions? How do we live in the realm of untimely pleasure? Chuck has three suggestions for us.
In Ecclesiastes 1:14, King Solomon says “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” If there is nothing to be hopeful about “under the sun,” there must be something beyond it.
There’s nothing like talking to someone who has been there to learn what it’s all about. Where are you looking for answers to learn the meaning of life? Take it from King Solomon, you won’t find it in anywhere but in Christ.
The world says, “If you want to really have fun, stay away from God.” But the truth is if you really want to have fun, since enjoyment is His gift to us, we need God.
King Solomon called the attempt to find meaning in this world, “chasing after the wind.” In his journal, the book of Ecclesiastes, he talks about the difficulty of a life lived apart from Christ.
In order to handle life we need the Lord God to give us the ability to put Jesus Christ on the throne of our lives to keep us going in the right direction.
Are you roaring through life doing your own thing? One day God will say, “That’s enough.” And He’ll do whatever it takes to get your attention and bring you to Him.
The Pharisees wanted to stone Jesus because He claimed equality with God and they rejected His claim. We do the same thing; we either accept or reject Christ. There is no middle ground.