Chapter 18

Chapter 18

You Might Have To Say “No” Today, For A Bigger Yes Tomorrow.

1 Samuel 18:17-21, 25-29
17 Saul told David, “Here is my oldest daughter Merab. I’ll give her to you as a wife, if you will be a warrior for me and fight the LORD’s battles.”But Saul was thinking, “My hand doesn’t need to be against him; let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” 18 Then David responded, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s clan in Israel that I should become the king’s son-in-law?” 20 Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David, and when it was reported to Saul, it pleased him.21 “I’ll give her to him,” Saul thought. “She’ll be a trap for him, and the hand of the Philistines will be against him.”
25 Then Saul replied, “Say this to David: ‘The king desires no other bride-price except 100 Philistines, to take revenge on his enemies.’” Actually, Saul intended to cause David’s death at the hands of the Philistines. 26 When the servants reported these terms to David, he was pleased to become the king’s son-in-law. Before the wedding day arrived, 27 David and his men went out and killed 200 Philistines. He brought their remains and presented them as full payment to the king to become his son-in-law. Then Saul gave his daughter Michal to David as his wife. 28 Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved him, 29 and he became even more afraid of David. As a result, Saul was David’s enemy from then on.

  • You Might Have To Say “No” Today, For A Bigger Yes Tomorrow
    • Merab Vs Michal
      • There will be more no’s than yes’s
        • David passed on the first one Merab (Mayrob)
        • Married the second Michal
      • David said no to “increase”, so that he could say yes to “a small stream”
      • Yes to beginning of something that seems small but is flowing toward something bigger
      • We must choose to follow the flow
      • Why would you ever say no to “increase”?
        • More isn’t always better, especially with wrong people versus the right people
    • Our Enemy’s Plots Are God’s Promotions
      • They have an agenda
  • 3 Lessons In Love From David
    • You Need A Love Worth Fighting For
    • You Need A Love Willing To Risk Everything
    • Double What Is Required
      • Saul required a dowry of 100 Philistines
      • David accepted the challenge, and defeated 200 Philistines
      • If someone compels you to walk one mile, walk two
      • Love does more than is required

1 Samuel 19:11
11 Saul sent agents to David’s house to watch for him and kill him in the morning. But his wife Michal warned David, “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead tomorrow!” 12 So she lowered David from the window, and he fled and escaped.

  • The Right Type Of Love Will Pick You When Put To The Test
    • Michal chose David over her dad
    • In Marriage – Always choose your mate… over in-laws, our parents, over friends, over divisive habits
  • The Right Type Of Love Will Help You Escape When Your Enemies Are Close
    • At some point we all need people that will help us when we are trapped.
    • The Battle You Fight Today Might Save You Tomorrow
  • Chapter 18
    • Choosing The Right Woman In Chapter 18 Will Decide If You Live In Chapter 19
    • Choosing The Right Woman In Chapter 18 Will Decide If You Escape In Chapter 19
    • The Choice You Make Today Might Be The Chance You Need Tomorrow
    • Choose wisely