Our sermon is entitled “A Restraining Conscience.” Here we look at David’s interactions with Saul in [esvignore]1 Samuel 24[/esvignore]. We will examine the idea of the conscience, its role, and how it functions in David as well as Saul. We also look at the controversial idea of honoring the office of the magistrate, even when there is a tyrant occupying that office. We’ll touch on the various verses that people go to that pertain to the need to honor the office, not the man. This is an idea eschewed by many, but the Bible is our sure source of truth, not men’s passions. Finally, we see that Saul’s confession is an untrustworthy confession, and he is showing his true colors even when he seems to be tearfully repentant.
Our public reading was [esvignore]1 Peter 2:13-25[/esvignore]
Sources for the quotes cited in this sermon are:
Chantry, Walter J. David: Man of Prayer, Man of War. Edinburgh: Carlisle, PA, 2007. Print.
Phillips, R. (2012). 1 Samuel. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing.
Calvin, J. (n.d.). E-Sword (Version 10) [Computer software].Calvin’s Commentaries
Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). E-Sword (Version 10.0) [Computer software]. Spurgeon’s Expositions