Pure DissatsfactionJanuary 31, 2021
I. God greatly blessed David. (READ: 2 Samuel 5)
2 Sam. 2:4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah.
2 Sam. 5:1: Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh. 2 In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord said to you, ‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.’” 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. 4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
2 Sam. 5:7 David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.
2 Sam 5:9 And David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built the city all around
2 Sam 5:10 And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.
The city has been called:
–Salem. (Gen. 14, Psalms)
–Zion: Refers specifically to the Stronghold David took.
–The City of David.
2 Sam. 5:11 Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.
2 Sam. 5:12 And David knew that YHWH had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.
II. David had a (2 Sam. 5:18-25)
Dissatisfied means: You’re not content with where you are.
2 Sam. 5:18: Rephaim is named after a race of giants.
2 Sam. 5:19: David had every reason to want to settle down. Yet he asked God if the Lord wanted him to attack the Philistines. David suspected God wanted more for him. He was unwilling to rest in a palace if God was out fighting Philistines.
2 Sam. 5:20: “Baal-Perazim.” Baal means, “master” and “perazim” means breakthrough. Yahweh is the true “Baal” (Master.) If David had been satisfied in his castle, he would have never seen the break through God wanted to give him.
2 Sam. 5:21: The Philistines left their idols behind on the battlefield. Literally “idols” is called in Hebrew, “their grievous things.” Idols are spiritual make believe. When we give up idols, we have a head on with reality.
2 Sam. 5:24: There is a miracle here: God’s armies will come riding in right over David and his armies heads. They will hear the hooves of the angelic armies horses as they brush on the trees above.
III. People with Dissatisfied Faith:
- Are interested in what God is doing. (David: Palace/With God)
- Are used to unusual instructions. (Go wait behind trees…!) (Joshua, Noah)
- Are willing to wait on God’s timing. (God to trees and wait for me move)
- Are rigid about spiritual habits. (Worship) (Scripture) (Prayer) (2x: “David inquired of the Lord.” His habit. David talking to God.)
- Are profoundly focused. The Philistines carried idols onto the battlefield; the Lord carried David.