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The dynamics of discipleship (part 36)

“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” – PSALM 50:15

King David, mighty warrior, the sweet psalmist of Israel, a man after God’s own heart, most likely the greatest military commander the world has ever seen was also a sinner in need of deliverance.

David had a strong relationship with the Lord, worshiping in the fields of his father while he tended his sheep. He was proficient with a sling as many Israeli boys were at that time and had killed a lion and a bear. From the days of his youth Satan was bound and determined to destroy him, and when the prophet Samuel anointed him King of Israel the devil set his sights on him, making him a target and though it took years, he finally took him down.

Within this devotional teaching we will see the steps to deliverance that David took when he committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband Uriah killed, both of which carried a death sentence. Even though David was a strong man, well acquainted with the scripture and deeply devoted to God, Satan was able to eventually wear him down and attack him and the consequences of his sins followed him to the grave.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” – I PETER 5:8,9

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