No doubt you have heard Romans 8:28 a time or two. And it is likely that if you have not yet, you will hear it at a time that you’d rather not hear it. Why? because there will be times that even the best of us will simply NOT see the good that God is working. In fact, that is really most of the time, but we’ll be tempted to frustration or anger when we are blind to that goodness when we feel like we need it most. I can just hear someone giving Saul the Romans 8:28 treatment when the evil Spirit came upon him – poorly received is likely an understatment as to his reaction. Yet, as we read this narrative – who can’t help but smile at all the divine orchestrating? This brief episode is carefully placed in the narrative to underline for us the REJECTION of Saul as King and the Spirit empowered David rising to power not of his own ambition but of God’s wonderful and mysterious providence. But it also highlights for us that only faith can see Gods wonderful working of all things to His glory!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons David of Grace (1 Samuel 16:1-13) August 14, 2016 Spirits Working (1 Samuel 16:14-23) August 21, 2016 Testing the Champion (1 Samuel 17:12-30) September 25, 2016 Colossal Fight (1 Samuel 17:41-58) October 16, 2016 Plotting Against the LORD (1 Samuel 18:17-30) October 30, 2016 Peacemaker and Providence (1 Samuel 19:1-10) November 13, 2016 Sovereign Spirit (1 Samuel 19:11-27) November 20, 2016 Fear and Faithfulness (1 Samuel 20:1-23) December 18, 2016 Family or Covenant? (1 Samuel 20:24-42) January 1, 2017 What David Did (1 Samuel 21:1-9) January 15, 2017 Nadir to Apex (1 Samuel 21:10-15) January 22, 2017 What Antichrist Looks Like (1 Samuel 22:6-23)… (read more)