David’s life is the most chronicled in the Old Testament. Through the lens of Scripture each generation has had the opportunity to not only read about his highs and lows and his victories and his failures, but to scrutinize them as well. Few of us would be comfortable with our lives being recorded and studied as David’s has been for generation after generation. Yet, the fact that Scripture provides us with such and honest and thorough narrative of His life allows us to relate to his story and to be challenged by it. What we find in David is a flawed man, just like you and I. However, that is not his whole story, he was also a man who lived a life of complete trust in God. His trust wasn’t a blind trust but one rooted in a keen understanding of who God is and how He operates. As a result, David was labeled, by God, a man after God’s own heart. David’s complete trust resulted in the glory of God being displayed time and again in the highs and lows of his life. And his story is an encouragement to each one of us that our flawed life can be a song revealing God’s glory when we allow our life story to be a display of our complete dependence on God on every page and in every chapter.
The Apostle Paul’s life and ministry is a testimony to remaining faithful to the purpose God has given us with every breath until our last. His example provides us with a model of the things upon which to focus our attention in order to faithfully live out God’s call every day of our lives.
This message was presented on MorningStar Baptist Church’s family day/anniversary Sunday.
message text: Jeremiah 29:1-14
message date: 08.14.09
There is nothing of greater value that we can pass along to future generations than our faith and the personal sacrifices required are worth the resulting rewards. We may not fully see the future and the hope God promises but we must commit to work for it.