How to Behave in a Cave

March 11, 2015 Save Article

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1 Samuel 24:1-19
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  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Today’s society is plagued with a spirit of rebellion (Matthew 24:12), but the Bible teaches self-surrender.
    2. David’s greatest victory was over self. (1 Samuel 24:1-7)
    3. Like David, we must learn that in order to have Kingdom Authority, we must remain under authority.
  2. RECOGNIZE KINGDOM AUTHORITY (1 Samuel 24:5-6)
    1. 1 Samuel 26:9
    2. When we rebel against authority, we’re really rebelling against God. (Romans 13:1-5)
    3. We’re never more like the devil than when we rebel; we’re never more like Jesus than when we submit.
      1. The devil rebelled against God. (Isaiah 14:13)
      2. Saul rebelled against God. (1 Samuel 15:23)
      3. David had a spirit of submission.
    4. Recognizing authority over us does not mean that we approve of what someone does; David did not approve of what Saul did.
  3. RESPECT KINGDOM AUTHORITY (1 Samuel 24:8-15)
    1. We must respect authority, even when that authority is unworthy; this is not necessarily respecting the individual, but respecting and submitting to the authority God has placed over us.
    2. Jude 8-9
    3. 1 Peter 2:18-20
  4. REST IN KINGDOM AUTHORITY (1 Samuel 24:15)
    1. This does not mean to rest in government or governmental leaders, but to rest in the Lord.
    2. Romans 12:19-21
    3. 1 Samuel 24:19
    4. We don’t blindly obey ungodly government; there are many examples in Scripture where prophets preached against the wickedness in the kingdom. But we are to have a spirit of humility and surrender.

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