Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Desires To Have God's Rule


2 Samuel 6:1-19

The Story

David was a man after God's Own heart (Acts 13:22).

He cared about the things that God cared and loved.

He hated what God hated.

David had a holy desire. He wanted the Ark returned as the center of Israel's worship and devotion. He wanted God back as the center of the national consciousness. He wanted God's people to stand united with God as their true King. He wanted God's presence, God's blessings, and God's guidance to be with His people.

David had an honest desire. He was not motivated by ulterior motives. He was not after glory or power. He merely wanted to see God restored in the nation of Israel. He strongly desired that God be glorified among the people of Israel.

David had a humble desire. He knew that he and the people of Israel couldn't fend for themselves. They needed God's presence and power.

Lessons

The Church is the bride of Christ (Eph. 5:23–32).

She cares about the things that God cares and loves.

She hates what God hates.

The Church has a holy desire. She wants the Lord Jesus Christ returned as the center of christian worship and devotion. She wants God back as the center of His people. She wants all christians to stand united with God as their true King. She wants God's presence, God's blessings, and God's guidance to be with His people.

The Church has an honest desire. She is not motivated by ulterior motives. She is not after glory or power. She merely wants to see God restored in the heart of His people. She strongly desires that God be glorified among the people of God.

The Church has a humble desire. She knows that she and the people of God can't fend for themselves. They need God's presence and power.

Remember...

David was a man after God's Own heart.

The Church is the bride of Christ.

And God alone is our King.

1 comment:

  1. Having a zeal of the house of the Lord is an important thing, as you find so many churches that don't teach the Word, introduce entertainment over worship, sell books, etc.
    The church is the bride, and believers all need to have a zeal for the purity of the church.

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