by the Spirit - Part 6
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V. 3 (contd.)
** What is Davids second command for us Spirit led Christians
2) Quite simply,and do good! This good
puts our trust into action. If we are truly trusting in the Lord, then
we can do good even to those evildoers and wrongdoers who would harm
cf. Matthew 5:43-45 (From outside the church) and 1Peter 3:8-9 (From
inside the church)
** Still here in verse three, what is our next command?
3) Dwell in the land! David knew that if we are trusting in
the Lord and doing good, we would be able to settle down and live where
our gracious God has placed us; with contentment.
cf. Philippians 4:11, Hebrews 13:5-6
** Davids fourth command is most encouraging for the hunger
of our souls. What does he want us to do in the middle of our contentment?
4) ...cultivate faithfulness. lit. feed
securely or feed on His faithfulness. David wants us to feed our
hearts with the faithfulness of our loving God. This would certainly
ensure that we remain content. cf. Genesis 32:10, Deuteronomy 32:3-4,
Psalm 33:4 and Galatians 5:22
V. 4 ** What is Davids fifth command for those of us who
live each day being Led by the Spirit?
5) Delight yourself in the Lord! If we were
to fully understand this command, we would never delight in anything
but our gracious Lord and in the things He has provided for us.
cf. 1John 2:15, James 1:17
OK - Lets make an assessment of where we find ourselves in understanding
the call of God to be Led by the Spirit. You can
know that the Holy Spirit is leading you through every decision of everyday,
if you are...
Saved, Spirit-filled, Sanctified, Submissive
and willing to Suffer for the name of Christ. Seeing the expressed
will of God in your life, you now understand and obey Davids
five commands which were:
1)Trust in the Lord, 2)Do good, 3)Dwell in the land, 4)Cultivate
faithfulness and 5)Delight yourself in the Lord.
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