The Heart of a Warrior
Father God in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in us, as it is in Heaven. Give us what we need today. Thank You Lord. Forgive us for not doing what You have called us to do. Help us to forgive those who hurt us. Father God, lead us today in righteousness, and not into temptation, but deliver us from all evil that comes up against; Bless everyone who need You as their Savior to trust and believe in Your Son Jesus Christ. Some don’t believe, but just believe in a name; Help them to believe that Jesus came to save us, Jesus died to save us, then Your kingdom will come in all hearts. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and glory, forever and ever. Help us to fellowship with You in a pure heart, just as David did. We are so grateful, so thankful. Jesus will return for a Church that believs that He died for them, that God is God of all, He is the Great Creator! AMEN.
Subject: Knowing God means to have fellowship with Him (David)
Those who truly know their God not only understand His character and keep His commandments, but they also enjoy sweet fellowship with Him. As Jesus spoke to His disciples He often referred to God as “your Father.” Christ described God as the heavenly Father of His disciples who knows what we need before we ask, who cares even for the sparrows, and who knows the number of hairs on our heads (Matthew 6:8; 10:29-30). With great care, the Father watches over His children and lovingly chastens them when they go astray (Hebrews 12:6). Christ also called His disciples His friends and His brothers and sisters (John 15:14; Matthew 12:50). These terms describe the close fellowship the disciples of Christ have with God even today.
David, who admonished his son to know the Lord, was himself a man who knew the Lord. The psalms David wrote reveal the close fellowship he had with his God.
Because David understood that sin in his life broke his fellowship with God, whenever David sinned he confessed his sin and asked for cleansing (Psalm 66:18; 51:1-3). First John 1:6 says that if we claim to have fellowship with God but are living in sin, we are liars. In order to have fellowship with God, we must confess and forsake our sins.
David fellowshipped with God by spending time in prayer with Him. David said, “Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8). David was open and honest about how he felt, telling God all his troubles and heartaches. David said, “I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble” (Psalm 142:2).
David’s prayers also contained praises to God. David prayed, “I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever” (Psalm 145:1).
David had a time set aside to pray to God. He said, “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3). We ought also to have a time set aside each day to pray and fellowship with our God. David communed with God by spending time in God’s Word. In Psalm 19, David extolled the benefits of God’s words and concluded, “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10). We also commune with our God by reading the Bible, which is the Word of God. Because God does not change, whatever was true of God thousands of years ago, is still true of Him today. Through the Bible we learn to know our God better and better.
David walked with the Lord by meditating on God (Psalm 63:6). Psalm 1:2 says that the godly man meditates on God’s law day and night. We draw close to God by meditating upon Him, pondering His power to create the world, reflecting on the great love of Christ, contemplating God’s perfect holiness, ruminating upon His truths and promises, and considering the glorious eternity we will enter after death. Thoughts of God ought to occupy many moments when our minds are idle. David also lived in unbroken fellowship with God by being continually aware of God’s presence (Psalm 139). David said, “I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” (Psalm 16:8). David expressed his earnest desire to know God when he said, “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is” (Psalm 63:1).
The word early means “to be up early at any task.” At the dawning of the day David was up, seeking to know His God. David’s example encourages us to seek our God early every day. The phrase early will I seek thee also urges us to learn to know our God early in life, to build a friendship with God in our youth that will last until death brings us face to face with God. Above all, this phrase teaches us that striving to know God ought to be the first priority of our lives (Philippians 3:8-14). Some readers know God and are striving to know Him better. Continue to thirst for God and you will be satisfied. Some readers may not truly know God as they should. Begin today to earnestly seek after your Creator, and you will find Him. Perhaps you do not know God at all. Repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and begin today to know a Savior Who will truly satisfy the needs and longings of your heart.
WEEK # 5 Quiz:
1. Whose son would be the new king of Israel.
2. Which one of Jesse’ son would be king.
3. Whenever the evil spirit troubled ________, David played the harp and Saul felt better
4. What was the name of the man in a heavy armor came forward from Philistine.
5. Is this an actual statement that was made regarding whoever challenged Goliath, "If he is able to kill me, we Philistines will be your slaves, but if I kill him, you shall be our slaves."
6. David was a boy next to Goliath.
7. David used a sword to defeat Goliath.
Questions: Week # 5
1. What was David’s occupation?
2. What do shepherds do?
3. Why did Jesse, David’s father, send David to the battlefield?
4. What did David see when he got to the front lines? (a giant named Goliath)
5. What was Goliath’s boast?
6. Why was everyone afraid in Saul’s army?
7. What did David offer to do?
8).Who are disciples of God?
9). In order to have fellowship with God, what must we do?
10). Do you have a time set aside to fellowship with God?
11). Is praying and praising God fellowshipping with Him?
12). Is spending time in God’s Word fellowshipping with Him?
13). What is meditating?
14). Do you pray early in the morning, noon, and night?
15). How do our souls thirst for God?
16). Name one thing that teach us to strive to know God early in life.
17). What is your understanding of the word fellowship?
18). How did Daniel fellowship with God?
Weekly Psalm of King David: Psalm 57
Weekly Prayer of David: Psalm 6
Self-Examination Time: What can you do today to stay The Course?
Weekly Reading Assignment: Proverbs 17-20