Sneaky Temptation

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Sneaky Temptation by Mind Map: Sneaky Temptation

1. "David your better than me

1.1. You will be king

2. 1 Samuel 24:19 (NLT) 19 Who else would let his enemy get away when he had him in his power? May the LORD reward you well for the kindness you have shown me today.

2.1. Doesn't work

2.2. You can't change them

3. Cool caves

4. Planning revenge in the night

5. Waterfalls

6. David tells whole truth

7. 1 Samuel 24:2 (NLT) 2 So Saul chose 3,000 elite troops from all Israel and went to search for David and his men near the rocks of the wild goats.

8. 1 Samuel 24:3 (NLT) 3 At the place where the road passes some sheepfolds, Saul went into a cave to relieve himself. But as it happened, David and his men were hiding farther back in that very cave!

9. Those are the words of a bitter, unhappy person.

10. Large in nature small in character

10.1. Saul couldn't bear

10.1.1. Young kid

10.1.2. Constant success

10.1.3. Promoted

10.1.3.1. Bravery

10.1.3.2. Popularity

10.1.4. Working

10.1.4.1. Find and kill David

10.2. David

10.2.1. Fugitive

10.2.2. Wilderness

10.2.3. And of guerrillas

10.2.4. 600

10.2.5. 1 Samuel 23:14 (NLT) 14 David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. Saul hunted him day after day, but God didn’t let Saul find him.

10.3. God is preparing

10.3.1. King of Israel

10.3.2. 1 Samuel 23:8 (NLT) 8 So Saul mobilized his entire army to march to Keilah and besiege David and his men.

10.3.3. Years not months

10.3.3.1. Entire army of Israel

10.3.3.2. Trying to kill David

10.4. David surrounded

10.4.1. Philistines raided

10.4.2. Saul leaves to fight them

10.4.2.1. 1 Samuel 23:29 (NLT) 29 David then went to live in the strongholds of En-gedi.

10.4.3. Engedi means "Spring of the Goat"

10.4.4. David goes to Engedi

10.4.4.1. Oasis

10.4.4.1.1. Springs

10.4.4.1.2. Most importantly

11. Sneaky temptations

11.1. God gets blame

11.1.1. "I have/don't have peace"

11.2. David cuts the robe

11.2.1. Then feel shame

11.2.2. 1 Samuel 24:5 (NLT) 5 But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe.

11.3. We rationalize

11.3.1. Fool others

11.3.2. Fool ourselves

11.3.3. Not fooling God

11.3.4. No small sin

11.3.4.1. No small step to sin

12. Strange conversation

12.1. Never take your own revenge

12.1.1. Romans 12:18 (NLT) 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

12.1.2. Romans 12:21 (NLT) 21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

12.1.2.1. Romans 12:20 (NLT) 20 Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.”

12.1.3. If you can hurt them... don't.

12.1.3.1. It is only what you do

12.1.4. Pastor Scott's paraphrase

12.1.4.1. If you can bless them... do

12.1.4.2. It is not a feeling

12.2. 1 Samuel 24:9 (NLT) 9 Then he shouted to Saul, “Why do you listen to the people who say I am trying to harm you?

12.2.1. Wrong being done

12.2.2. We proclaim truth

12.2.3. Judgement is God's

12.2.4. Can make sure

12.2.4.1. Has right facts

12.3. Once they know

12.4. "Oh just leave it alone"

12.5. We Tend to be passive

12.5.1. "It will work out"

12.5.1.1. Can''t change enemy

12.5.2. That's not love

12.5.2.1. Owe truth

12.5.2.2. But not nagging

12.5.2.2.1. Our part is done

12.6. 1 Samuel 24:10 (NLT) 10 This very day you can see with your own eyes it isn’t true. For the LORD placed you at my mercy back there in the cave. Some of my men told me to kill you, but I spared you. For I said, ‘I will never harm the king—he is the LORD’s anointed one.’

12.7. 1 Samuel 24:11 (NLT) 11 Look, my father, at what I have in my hand. It is a piece of the hem of your robe! I cut it off, but I didn’t kill you. This proves that I am not trying to harm you and that I have not sinned against you, even though you have been hunting for me to kill me.

12.7.1. Not in gossip

12.7.1.1. Directly to Saul

12.8. 1 Samuel 24:12 (NLT) 12 “May the LORD judge between us. Perhaps the LORD will punish you for what you are trying to do to me, but I will never harm you.

12.9. 1 Samuel 24:16 (NLT) 16 When David had finished speaking, Saul called back, “Is that really you, my son David?” Then he began to cry.

12.9.1. 1 Samuel 24:17 (NLT) 17 And he said to David, “You are a better man than I am, for you have repaid me good for evil.

12.10. 1 Samuel 24:18 (NLT) 18 Yes, you have been amazingly kind to me today, for when the LORD put me in a place where you could have killed me, you didn’t do it.

12.10.1. You tell truth

12.10.1.1. Wisely & tactfully

12.11. Goes on

12.11.1. Pleads for family

13. So...

13.1. People are broke, they will mistreat you.

13.2. Plan for the ugly feelings of revenge.

13.3. Mind captured by wrongs done to you

13.4. Refuse to fight in the flesh. Rather leave it to God

13.5. Resentful

13.6. One and only one solution

13.6.1. Forgive

13.7. "Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die."

13.7.1. They may not deserve it

13.7.2. But you do

13.8. I have my rights

13.8.1. I'm not a doormat

13.9. But...

13.9.1. I won't lie down

13.9.1.1. Romans 12:19 (NLT) 19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

14. Now that's just wrong

14.1. 1 Samuel 24:4 (NLT) 4 “Now’s your opportunity!” David’s men whispered to him. “Today the LORD is telling you, ‘I will certainly put your enemy into your power, to do with as you wish.’ ” So David crept forward and cut off a piece of the hem of Saul’s robe.

14.2. 1 Samuel 24:1 (NLT) 1 After Saul returned from fighting the Philistines, he was told that David had gone into the wilderness of En-gedi.

14.3. Seems so right

14.3.1. Logic

14.3.2. Feelings

14.3.3. Advice

14.4. "I felt in my heart"

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