Uneasy Rests the Head that Wears the Crown

November 19, 2017 Speaker: Fred Greco Series: 1 Samuel

Topic: AM Service Passage: 1 Samuel 19:1–19:24

Although there are very few who seek out conflict and division, conflict and division often seem to surround us. This is especially true for those who seek to follow and honor the Lord. There is something about a commitment to the Lord and His Word that brings out the worst in the world. At best, the world delights to find any sign of hypocrisy in those who profess to follow Christ; at worst, the world marshals its forces to attack Jesus’ followers. The story of Saul and his persistent attacks on David highlights this reality for us. It also shows us two great truths from God’s Word: first, that the Lord protects His people and does not abandon them, and second, that the Lord uses these instances to bring warnings to those outside of Christ. David is protected through a series of marvelous providences that display the goodness of God. But those same providences serve as a warning to Saul that he has chosen a fight with the Lord. It is no wonder that for those who do not know the Lord, “Uneasy Rests the Head that Wears the Crown” (1 Samuel 19:1-24).

I. Persistent Attacks
A. Irrational
B. Unprofitable

II. Providential Protection
A. Ordinary
B. Extraordinary

III. Pronouncements in Events
A. The Safest Place to Be
B. A Warning to Be Heard

Questions for consideration: (1) Why is it that some in the world continually attack the Church? Why does God allow that? When have you attacked someone else? Why did you do that? What can stop you from such actions? (2) Why is it that sometimes we cannot see God’s protection? (3) Why is it important that we see this text speaking also to “Sauls,” and not just “Davids?”

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