Christ the King Community Church
God Planned, Part 7: God’s Plan Calls for Your “Yes”
Archived – December 31, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Samuel 24:1–13

God Planned, Part 7: God’s Plan Calls for Your “Yes”

December 31, 2023 / Grant Fishbook, Lead Teaching Pastor / 1 Samuel 24:1–13

happen when people to God.

1 Samuel 24: An Opportunity for David to Say Yes to God
After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of En Gedi.” 2 So Saul took three thousand chosen men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.
3 He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave. 4 The men said, “This is the day the LORD spoke of when he said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.’” Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.

The Grid of Truth David Used

  1. The of God
  2. The of God
  3. The of God
  4. The of God

The Aftermath
5 Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe. 6 He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the LORD’s anointed, or lift my hand against him; for he is the anointed of the LORD.” 7 With these words David rebuked his men and did not allow them to attack Saul. And Saul left the cave and went his way. 
        8 Then David went out of the cave and called out to Saul, “My lord the king!” When Saul looked behind him, David bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground. 9 He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say, ‘David is bent on harming you’? 10 This day you have seen with your own eyes how the LORD delivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lift my hand against my master, because he is the LORD’s anointed.’ 11 See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. Now understand and recognize that I am not guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life. 12 May the LORD judge between you and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you. 13 As the old saying goes, ‘From evildoers come evil deeds,’ so my hand will not touch you.

One more element to our decisions, choices, and situations:

of God

Small Group Questions

  1. What did you love/dislike the most about Christmas this year?
  2. For important decisions, what’s your typical process or criteria?
  3. What is the biggest roadblock you encounter in making decisions like David did?
  4. What’s an area of your life where you want to say yes to God this year?
  5. What is a situation/person/decision that you need to speak the name of Jesus over right now?
  6. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?


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