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The God of David 5

The God of David 5

 

Is God Safe?

The Ark of the Covenant

 

How do we approach on unsafe God?

 

Confidently, But Not Casually

David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place was called Baal Perazim.

2 Samuel 5:20–21

 

Confidently, But Not Casually

And David came to Lord-of-outbreakings, and David struck them down there; then he said, ‘Yahweh has broken through my enemies before me like an outbreaking of waters’; therefore he called the name of that place Lord-of-outbreakings.

David became angry because Yahweh had broken out with an outbreak against Uzzah; so that place is called Outbreak-of-Uzzah to this day.

2 Samuel 6:8   

 

Wholeheartedly, Not Halfheartedly

David was dancing before the Lord with all his might!

Approaching an untame God with half a heart is dangerous to your health!

Matt 15:8

Revelation 3:15

 

Wanting God’s Good Opinion, Not People’s

when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. (16)

Michal was too concerned about the opinions of those who didn’t matter. David’s response?

It was before the LORD …(21-22)

 

So, how do we approach an unsafe God?

Confidently, but not casually

Wholeheartedly,

Seeking his good opinion about anyone else’s

 

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