God’s Purposes

 1 Samuel 24; Psalms 57-58; 1 Chronicles 8; Matthew 8

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge…I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me…let your glory be over all the earth.”

Psalm 57:1, 2, 5

Where is our security in life?

Friends and even family will fail us, but God is never changing in his love for us. To take refuge in God is to surrender all of our fears, false gods and escape strategies to him - to tell him of our complete dependence on him and our dependence on his purposes for our life. Knowing and living those purposes for our lives is transformative. Knowing that God is faithful to establish his purposes for our lives is freeing; we don’t need to make them happen ourselves. David didn’t need to kill Saul to become king. David could trust in God’s timing, God’s provision and God’s way as he lived day by day in the dessert. David’s focus was God’s glory over all the earth, not just his own personal happiness.

“Lord God, may your glory cover the earth and your gospel reach every person. I trust you with your purpose for my life.”