Sermon Notes Septermber 10, 2023

Pay Attention to the Tension                                               Better Questions

Andy Stanley. Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets,, 2020

Proverbs 27:12, “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”

1. Am I being honest with myself _______________________?

2. What ______________________________ do I want to tell?

3. Is there ___________________ that deserves my attention?

4. In other words, when something “DINGS!” your conscience,    ____________________________________.

See 1 Samuel 24:1-22 for David’s Story.

1 Samuel 24:4, “The men said, ‘This is the day the Lord spoke of when He said to you, “I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.”’ Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.”

5. David realized, who am I to _________________ what or who      God has put _____________________________?

6. One reason we ignore this tension is — we believe we can predict the _______________________.

1 Samuel 24:5-7,12, “Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe. 6He said to his men, ‘The Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the Lord.’  7With these words David sharply rebuked his men and did not allow them to attack Saul. And Saul left the cave and went his way… 12 [David said] ‘May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.’”