Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Secret Training



1 Samuel 16:14-23

The Story
Before David would ever sit on the throne and rule the nation of Israel, he would first spend countless hours alone, unacknowledged and unappreciated, with his father's sheep on the lonely hills of Judea:
  • It is here that David learned to be faithful to his responsibilities, even though no one else was watching.
  • It was here that David learned obedience, humility, and watchfulness.
  • In fact, David learned many lessons in the secret place that he could never have learned in the place of prominence.
  • David was trained in secret so that when he finally received the attention and applause of others, it did not go to his head.
  • David was trained in secret so that he knew that he was to please no one but the LORD God alone.
Lessons
The LORD God always trains His people in private before He use them in public.

Remember David on the lonely hills of Judea – God used the tool of secrecy to build a king.

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