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(6) Insanity and Simplicity

March 10, 2013 Speaker: Paul Martin Series: A Heart For God

Verse: 1 Samuel 18:1–19:24

1. The insanity of the fear of man

   a. The downward spiral of Saul's inner life (anger, suspicion, fear, dread, terror)

   b. The downward spiral of Saul's outer life (involuntary manslaughter, manipulate into harm's way, assassination attempts, contract killings, attempted murder)

The root: Pride (idolization of self)

 

2. The simplicity of the fear of God

   a. David's inner life is set on the glory of God

   b. David's outer life is met with the blessing of God

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