I Samuel 17:55-18:9
I. The Cost of Doing Right.
A. Trouble will come but that’s not a reason for self-preservation.
1. Trouble is unavoidable.
Job 5:7 (KJV) 7 Yet man is born unto troubled, as the sparks fly upward.
2. God is bigger than trouble.
Psalm 27:5 (KJV) 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
B. Christians have a purpose and a service, which they have been prepared to do.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV) 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
C. To abdicate our responsibility is sin.
James 4:17 (KJV) 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
II. Jealousy, The Self-Seeking Scourge.
III. Power, Status, Monetary Blessings, They Come and Go.