“IT NEVER PAYS TO RUN FROM TROUBLE!!

Psalm 55, verses 5-8 text.

Comment on verses, and review David.

I. TROUBLE REMINDS US WE NEED CHRIST.

God is teaching us to comfort other people. 2 Corinthians 1:3-6.

We suffer to be a channel for God.

II. TO EXPERIENCE GOD’S DELIVERENCE.

God has no desire but to be God. Let Him!

In verses 1-5, David is saying, “Lord, I am grumbling.”

Verses 12-15, Is the messenger of Ahisophel .

Think of it: David had problems with Shimei and Absalom:

SHIMEI: A son of Gera of Saul’s family and the tribe of Benjamin in 2 Samuel 16:5-13; 1 Kings 2:8. Shimei grew bitter because David had taken the throne from the family of Saul. He insulted David when the king was fleeing from his own son, Absalom. When David finally won the struggle for the throne, Shimei repented. David accepted Shimei’s apology and promised to let him live. After David’s death, Solomon, would not allow Shimei to go beyond Jerusalem’s walls. Shimei obeyed Solomon’s command at first, but eventually he left the city and was promptly executed at Solomon’s command.

CONTINUED TOMORROW!

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