This sermon was based on Psalm 27.
The Lord is my Light and my Salvation
1The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.
4One thing have I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to inquire in his temple.
5For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.
6And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
7Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8You have said, “Seek my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, LORD, do I seek.”
9Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
10For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the LORD will take me in.
11Teach me your way, O LORD,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
12Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they breathe out violence.
13I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living!
14Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
DAVID HANDED ON VISION
- The ‘one thing’ that David wanted was God’s presence, and for him this desire was centred around the temple.
- David had a vision of building a temple for God – this vision came from his heart.
- David spoke to the prophet Nathan about this vision. God spoke through Nathan that the idea was right but that David wouldn’t be the one to do it.
- David’s vision became a gift to his son Solomon, who was to be the one to build the temple.
DAVID HANDED ON OPPORTUNITY
- Solomon was just a young man and yet David gave him an opportunity.
- He blessed him and commissioned him to do something meaningful.
- Part of how God works is equipping people and giving them chances to step into ministry.
DAVID HANDED ON RESOURCES
- David personally gave lots – he was both wealthy and generous.
- All the leaders gave.
- Everybody gave.