Doing What Is Right When it Doesnt Feel Right
II Samuel 16: 5-14
Pew Bible Pg. 253
I. Ask God to remind you of past situations when you were acting on feelings rather than the Lords Word.
I Sam. 25: 1-32, II Sam. 10: 1-21
Ask and it will be given you; seek, and you will find, knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Mt. 7: 7-8
And this is the confidence which we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And, if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.
I John 5: 14-15
A. What was David remembering as Shimei was cursing and throwing stones at David?
B. The next time you find yourself acting only on feelings what are you going to do?
C. List instances in your past when you acted on feelings alone.
a. What have you learned? __________________________________________________
b. Why? ________________________________________________________________
II. See things from the Lords perspective. II Sam. 16: 9-11
My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, do not lose courage when you are punished by Him. For the Lord disciplines him whom He loves, and chastises every son whom He receives.
Heb. 12: 5-6
Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.
James 1: 12
My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are My ways your ways.
Is. 55: 8
A. Whats David saying here? ___________________________________________________
1. What was unresolved in this decision? ________________________________________
2. Why is this so difficult to do? _____________________________________________
B. In what ways have you changed because of looking at things from the Lords perspective?
III. Let the Lord do His work. II Sam. 19: 16-23
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
Prov. 3: 5-6
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage, yea, wait for the Lord.
Ps. 27: 14
A. What happened because David waited for the Lord?
1, Is this nave? __________________________________________________________
2. What would the sons of Zeruiah have done? ___________________________________
B. Who was David really trusting? ________________________________________________