GBC sermon Neil Henry (Bible Institute)
David prays to God in accordance to his will (God already promised D that he wil become king)
David refuses to take kingdom by force, all trust and patience in the Lord. He was able to vindicate himself by having had the chance to kill Saul, but he left everything to God.
Obs: What would his kingdom have been if he acted this way?
Obs: almost same as Jesus' statement to place yourself at the lower end of the table so the host can honour you by calling you up (ref?)
David utterly dependant on God.
Obs: Whatever makes us realise that we are utterly dependant on God is good for us.
Man's responsibility is to pray the sovereign will of God back to Him
"Helper" (v 4) is military term. God is our ally, helper in war.
Obs: Concrete concept, true in spiritual terms but D uses it here in very practical terms as well. D's prayers are (more often than not?) rooted in real life, practical problems - bodily (as opposed to spiritually)
D discusses following things in Ps 54: what, so what, now what.
What is God like?
So what does this mean in my context?
Now how am I supposed to respond to this?
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