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August 25, 2016
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You Drive Me Crazy: Handling Toxic People

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  • - Pastor Bil Cornelius:
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  • People that are doing
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  • something great are talking
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  • about what they're doing.
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  • People that aren't doing
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  • anything are talking
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  • about other people doing
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  • something great.
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  • That's just kind of par
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  • for the course,
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  • if you're going to be a leader
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  • in anything, people are just
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  • going to, "Blah blah blah" why?
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  • Because you're doing something.
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  • You got to make a decision
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  • - Bil: You are the church
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  • - Bil: Welcome, how are
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  • you guys doing?
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  • Great to have you here.
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  • Thanks for joining us today.
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  • Today, we're talking
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  • about handling toxic people
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  • in our life.
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  • We all have those people
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  • that are just toxic, they
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  • just drive us absolutely crazy.
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  • What do you do when someone
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  • close to you is toxic?
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  • Maybe you're married
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  • to this person, maybe they're
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  • one of your kids, maybe it's
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  • a mom or dad or sibling,
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  • or maybe it's someone you
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  • work with.
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  • I mean, what do you do
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  • when someone just drives you
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  • crazy because they're
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  • just toxic, and they don't
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  • even see it in themselves?
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  • So turn to the person next
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  • to you right now and say,
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  • "Finally, I'm going to learn
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  • how to deal with you."
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  • Just let them know right now.
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  • So, we're talking today
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  • about toxic people.
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  • That was just a joke, I hope
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  • you're really not sitting
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  • next to someone toxic.
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  • Well, we all have people
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  • like that in our lives.
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  • In fact, David in the Bible
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  • dealt with someone very toxic,
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  • and he was stuck with this guy,
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  • there's nothing he could do
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  • about it.
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  • He couldn't get rid of this guy,
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  • couldn't get away from the guy
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  • because the guy happened to be
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  • his boss, and he happened to be
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  • king of all the land.
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  • And so, he had to deal
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  • with a guy names Saul, and Saul
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  • was crazy.
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  • Anyone who reads the life
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  • of Saul knows the guy went
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  • cray cray.
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  • I mean, he went nuts, and so he
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  • literally was schizophrenic.
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  • And so, he was
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  • paranoid-schizophrenic, and you
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  • could see it.
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  • Anyone who, you know, studies
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  • psychology at all could take
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  • just a quick reading,
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  • a quick glance at Saul
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  • and realize this guy went nuts.
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  • I mean, he literally just got
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  • so paranoid, so schizophrenic,
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  • you didn't know which Saul
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  • was going to show up that day.
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  • He was that kind of guy.
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  • You ever know someone like that,
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  • you're like, "I'm not sure
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  • which one of you is
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  • going to show up today,
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  • the nice one or the mean one.
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  • The one that compliments me,
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  • or the one who says
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  • the harshest words of all
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  • to me," right?
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  • And so, we've all had people
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  • like that in our lives,
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  • and so that's what David
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  • was dealing with in his life.
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  • And so, if you've got
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  • your Bibles, you can turn
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  • with me to 1 Samuel 18,
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  • 1 Samuel 18 as we dive
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  • into this story.
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  • And so, basically, David's been
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  • hired to play the harp for Saul
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  • as a young man.
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  • Look at 1 Samuel 18, verse 10.
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  • It says, "The next day
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  • an evil spirit from God came
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  • forcefully on Saul.
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  • He was prophesying in his house,
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  • while David was playing
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  • the lyre," or the harp,
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  • "as he usually did.
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  • Saul had a spear in his hand
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  • and he hurled it,
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  • saying to himself,
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  • 'I'll pin David to the wall.'
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  • But David eluded him twice."
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  • This guy's nuts.
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  • I mean, crazy as can be.
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  • And so, now David was
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  • a younger man, I'm sure he's
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  • in better shape than Saul was.
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  • We knew later on--we didn't know
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  • at this moment, but we knew
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  • that David was a warrior.
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  • We haven't seen that part of him
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  • yet, but he knew he was.
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  • He knew he already fought a lion
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  • and a bear, but no one else knew
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  • this yet about him.
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  • But he eluded Saul.
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  • He could have easily said
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  • in self-defense, "I had to take
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  • Saul out because he tried
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  • to take me out."
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  • But he doesn't do that,
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  • he just tries to elude him, he
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  • just tries to stay clear of him.
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  • Maybe there's someone
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  • in your office that's
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  • really out to get you.
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  • Maybe the answer is
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  • just to kind of just elude them,
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  • just stay clear of them
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  • if you can, right?
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  • But then sometimes,
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  • you just can't.
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  • But basically, this guy was
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  • out to get him,
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  • but yet, you don't see David
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  • You don't see David hurling
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  • insults back at the one
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  • insulting him.
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  • You don't see David gossiping
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  • about the one who's gossiping
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  • about him.
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  • You don't see David trying
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  • to retaliate, trying to get back
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  • because vengeance is whose?
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  • The Lord's.
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  • It's not David's, it's not ours
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  • to get vengeance
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  • upon someone else.
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  • If you're taking notes,
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  • would you just write this down
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  • real quick?
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  • Number one, when someone is
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  • hurting you, don't throw spears.
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  • Don't throw spears.
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  • They may throw spears at you,
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  • but don't throw spears back.
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  • They may jab at you,
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  • don't jab back.
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  • They may be rude to you,
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  • it never--listen, nowhere
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  • in the Bible does it say,
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  • "Be rude to someone who's
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  • rude to you."
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  • It doesn't say that.
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  • It says treat others as you
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  • would have them treat you.
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  • It doesn't say as they are
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  • treating you, it says as you'd
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  • have them treat you,
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  • like the way I want to be
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  • treated, that's how I'm going
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  • to treat you even if you're
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  • not treating me that way.
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  • So God is teaching us here
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  • that he wants us to stay
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  • above the fray.
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  • He wants us to rise
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  • above the pettiness,
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  • rise above the gossip,
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  • rise above the crazies.
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  • It is not--it does no good
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  • for you to talk
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  • about how someone's crazy,
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  • but then you respond
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  • the same way they are.
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  • Then you're just matching crazy
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  • for crazy.
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  • God doesn't want us to do that.
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  • He doesn't want us to stoop down
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  • to that.
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  • He wants us to rise above it.
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  • So don't throw spears, even
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  • when someone has thrown a spear
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  • at you.
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  • Now, just in case you're
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  • wondering how crazy Saul was,
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  • at one point, he wants to kill
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  • David, next moment he's, like,
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  • wanting to bless him.
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  • In fact, he actually says
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  • to David one point,
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  • "You know what, David?
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  • I'm going to let--because you
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  • fought this big battle for me,
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  • I'm going to let you marry
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  • one of my daughters.
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  • I'm going to let you marry
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  • Mirab."
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  • This is
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  • one of his older daughters,
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  • and he's like, "You can marry
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  • her, it'd be great."
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  • David's like, "Oh wow, that'd be
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  • so awesome.
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  • What an honor it would be to be
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  • a part of your family."
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  • And so, what does Saul do?
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  • Then he gives Mirab
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  • to another guy to get married.
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  • It'd be like, "What?"
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  • And so, he missed out
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  • on marrying Mirab, right?
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  • But then later on, Saul has him
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  • marry Michal,
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  • his youngest daughter.
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  • That's a girl's name too.
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  • He has him marry Michal.
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  • The good news is that Michal,
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  • like, she loved David, and David
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  • loved her.
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  • And so, sometimes we get
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  • passed up, and we feel like it's
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  • injustice.
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  • But know this, if an injustice
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  • happens, understand
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  • that the hand of God is bigger
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  • than the hand of man.
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  • And his hand goes over theirs,
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  • and so if they hurt you
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  • or something you were promised
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  • doesn't happen, it means God has
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  • something better for you
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  • instead.
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  • So, instead of being discouraged
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  • and frustrated, know that God
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  • has a plan for you.
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  • But this is a great example
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  • of Saul.
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  • He's like, "I'm going to do this
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  • for you.
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  • No, I'm not going to.
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  • Now I'm going to do it,
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  • no I'm not.
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  • I'm mad at you, now I love you.
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  • No, you're the best.
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  • No, you're not the best, you're
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  • horrible.
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  • I love you, you're horrible,
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  • I hate you."
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  • I mean, you're like, "Which one
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  • is it?
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  • I'm confused on who I'm dealing
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  • with today."
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  • And so, you ever known someone
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  • like this?
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  • They're in a good mood one day,
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  • bad mood the next, right?
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  • Super nice, then they're
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  • psychopath.
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  • I mean, you're like,
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  • "I don't know what I'm dealing
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  • with," right?
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  • And so, we've all had people
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  • like that in our lives.
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  • That was Saul.
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  • And it really was
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  • two personalities with Saul
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  • because he was literally going
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  • psycho, he was going crazy.
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  • And so, we see
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  • by the end of his life,
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  • he pretty much was crazy.
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  • So, let's now fast forward
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  • in the story.
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  • Now, at this point, David
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  • has been offered once again
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  • an opportunity to marry
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  • one of Saul's daughters.
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  • But this time, he's going to get
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  • a chance to marry Michal,
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  • the youngest daughter.
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  • And he was really in love
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  • with her, and she was in love
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  • with him, and so this is going
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  • to work out really well.
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  • But then it was customary
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  • for someone, when you're going
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  • to marry their daughter, for you
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  • to offer a very expensive gift
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  • to the dad.
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  • And so, he didn't know
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  • what to get.
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  • What do you give the king?
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  • He's got everything
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  • he wants, right?
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  • I mean, what do you give him?
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  • "I can't give him a Lexus.
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  • He's got ten of them
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  • in the stable, man.
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  • He's got everything he wants."
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  • So what do you give the guy
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  • who has everything?
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  • Well, Saul says, "Hey,"
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  • he tells some of his assistants,
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  • "Hey, I know David's going
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  • to ask you what I want.
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  • Here's what I want.
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  • Tell him I want
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  • 100 Philistine foreskins."
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  • You know, it's a gift we all
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  • want, right?
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  • I mean, who doesn't want
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  • a good foreskin?
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  • So, sorry to be so graphic
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  • right now.
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  • This message is very painful
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  • suddenly.
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  • Ouch.
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  • And so, at this moment, he says,
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  • "I want
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  • 100 Philistine foreskins."
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  • What's he really saying?
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  • He's not saying,
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  • "I want foreskins."
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  • I don't think that's, like,
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  • what he really wanted, like,
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  • "I got a gift for you.
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  • You're going to love it."
  • 00:07:01.200 --> 00:07:02.120
  • He's going, "Ahh!"
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  • That's not what he wanted.
  • 00:07:04.120 --> 00:07:05.060
  • What he wanted was the death
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  • of 100 Philistine soldiers,
  • 00:07:07.000 --> 00:07:08.150
  • that's what he really wanted.
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  • So, because, I mean,
  • 00:07:09.060 --> 00:07:09.210
  • a Philistine's not going to go,
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  • "Oh, you want that?
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  • No problem, go ahead."
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  • That's not going to happen.
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  • You've pretty much got
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  • to kill him if you want that.
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  • And so basically--sorry to be
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  • so graphic.
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  • I've never said foreskins
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  • so much in my entire life,
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  • by the way.
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  • Incredible.
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  • But anyways, so basically he
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  • says, "Okay, you got to take out
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  • 100 men."
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  • Now, here's why I want
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  • to bring this up.
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  • You never hear about when he
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  • gives Mirab, the other daughter,
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  • about some big, giant gift
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  • about killing all these men.
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  • Why would he have him do this?
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  • Because his plan was this is
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  • 100 opportunities for David
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  • to die.
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  • He was trying to take David out.
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  • He didn't want to give Michal,
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  • his daughter, to David.
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  • He wanted David to die.
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  • And so he's like, "You know,
  • 00:07:47.180 --> 00:07:48.110
  • no problem.
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  • I'm going to give you
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  • my daughter, but you know
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  • what I want?
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  • I want you to go kill 100 men,
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  • 100 of the enemy.
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  • Not just any of the enemy,
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  • the Philistines,
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  • which are known for being
  • 00:07:54.190 --> 00:07:55.110
  • really big, giant guys.
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  • Go fight 100, go kill
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  • 100 of them."
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  • Like, "Really?
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  • I killed Goliath for you,
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  • now you want me to kill
  • 00:08:00.090 --> 00:08:00.240
  • 100 of his brothers?
  • 00:08:00.240 --> 00:08:02.090
  • Are you kidding me, seriously?
  • 00:08:02.090 --> 00:08:04.030
  • I mean, it's bad enough I had
  • 00:08:04.030 --> 00:08:04.220
  • to kill Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, now
  • 00:08:04.220 --> 00:08:06.040
  • you want me to go kill
  • 00:08:06.040 --> 00:08:06.220
  • 100 more of those guys?"
  • 00:08:06.220 --> 00:08:08.000
  • Huge, muscular guys, athletic.
  • 00:08:08.000 --> 00:08:10.120
  • There's no way--I mean, you've
  • 00:08:10.120 --> 00:08:11.180
  • got to be kidding.
  • 00:08:11.180 --> 00:08:12.030
  • And so, have you ever had it
  • 00:08:12.030 --> 00:08:12.250
  • to where, in your office,
  • 00:08:12.250 --> 00:08:14.050
  • the boss expects something
  • 00:08:14.050 --> 00:08:15.180
  • of everyone, but he expects more
  • 00:08:15.180 --> 00:08:16.100
  • of you?
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  • You're like,
  • 00:08:17.260 --> 00:08:18.110
  • "Really, seriously?"
  • 00:08:18.110 --> 00:08:20.000
  • You ever had that teacher
  • 00:08:20.000 --> 00:08:20.200
  • who just for some reason was
  • 00:08:20.200 --> 00:08:21.190
  • out to get you?
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  • And they grade everyone's paper,
  • 00:08:22.110 --> 00:08:23.040
  • but then they grade yours
  • 00:08:23.040 --> 00:08:24.010
  • much harder?
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  • You're like, "This is
  • 00:08:25.150 --> 00:08:26.000
  • just not fair.
  • 00:08:26.000 --> 00:08:27.190
  • I mean, I read their paper,
  • 00:08:27.190 --> 00:08:28.160
  • and their little essay wasn't
  • 00:08:28.160 --> 00:08:30.020
  • better than mine, and mine's
  • 00:08:30.020 --> 00:08:31.170
  • bleeding here with red ink
  • 00:08:31.170 --> 00:08:33.000
  • all over the place, and they
  • 00:08:33.000 --> 00:08:34.050
  • just check-marked yours.
  • 00:08:34.050 --> 00:08:36.010
  • That's just not fair."
  • 00:08:36.010 --> 00:08:37.140
  • And so, he was literally harder
  • 00:08:37.140 --> 00:08:39.140
  • on David.
  • 00:08:39.140 --> 00:08:40.290
  • But look what David does, this
  • 00:08:40.290 --> 00:08:42.010
  • is incredible.
  • 00:08:42.010 --> 00:08:42.170
  • He says, "I want 100 foreskins."
  • 00:08:42.170 --> 00:08:43.080
  • What does David do?
  • 00:08:43.080 --> 00:08:44.090
  • Check it out.
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  • "Saul's plan was to have David
  • 00:08:45.100 --> 00:08:46.050
  • fall by the Philistines,
  • 00:08:46.050 --> 00:08:47.130
  • but David went out and killed
  • 00:08:47.130 --> 00:08:48.110
  • 200 Philistines,
  • 00:08:48.110 --> 00:08:49.260
  • and brought back
  • 00:08:49.260 --> 00:08:50.210
  • their foreskins."
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  • What a great gift.
  • 00:08:51.250 --> 00:08:53.230
  • It says, "Then Saul gave him
  • 00:08:53.230 --> 00:08:54.180
  • his daughter Michal's hand
  • 00:08:54.180 --> 00:08:56.170
  • in marriage.
  • 00:08:56.170 --> 00:08:57.070
  • When Saul realized that the Lord
  • 00:08:57.070 --> 00:08:58.060
  • was with David
  • 00:08:58.060 --> 00:08:58.290
  • and that his daughter Michal
  • 00:08:58.290 --> 00:08:59.220
  • loved David, Saul became
  • 00:08:59.220 --> 00:09:01.040
  • still more afraid of him."
  • 00:09:01.040 --> 00:09:02.150
  • He became more paranoid,
  • 00:09:02.150 --> 00:09:03.150
  • in other words.
  • 00:09:03.150 --> 00:09:04.040
  • "And he remained his enemy
  • 00:09:04.040 --> 00:09:04.230
  • the rest of his days."
  • 00:09:04.230 --> 00:09:06.130
  • So what do you do when someone
  • 00:09:06.130 --> 00:09:07.130
  • is more difficult to you
  • 00:09:07.130 --> 00:09:08.200
  • than others?
  • 00:09:08.200 --> 00:09:09.070
  • Number two, expect difficulty
  • 00:09:09.070 --> 00:09:11.130
  • and perform under pressure.
  • 00:09:11.130 --> 00:09:14.070
  • "So you're going to ask me
  • 00:09:14.070 --> 00:09:14.280
  • for 100 men?
  • 00:09:14.280 --> 00:09:16.120
  • I'm going to give you 200."
  • 00:09:16.120 --> 00:09:18.240
  • You say, "Yeah, Pastor,
  • 00:09:18.240 --> 00:09:20.270
  • that sounds great.
  • 00:09:20.270 --> 00:09:21.170
  • You don't know my boss.
  • 00:09:21.170 --> 00:09:23.080
  • They give me this quota higher
  • 00:09:23.080 --> 00:09:23.290
  • than everyone else's,
  • 00:09:23.290 --> 00:09:24.240
  • and you expect me to double it?
  • 00:09:24.240 --> 00:09:26.250
  • I mean, seriously?"
  • 00:09:26.250 --> 00:09:27.230
  • Let me tell you why this
  • 00:09:27.230 --> 00:09:28.080
  • is important.
  • 00:09:28.080 --> 00:09:29.240
  • David just thought Saul was
  • 00:09:29.240 --> 00:09:31.050
  • being harsh on him, but God was
  • 00:09:31.050 --> 00:09:32.290
  • orchestrating this whole thing.
  • 00:09:32.290 --> 00:09:34.060
  • When you're stuck with someone
  • 00:09:34.060 --> 00:09:35.120
  • that's crazy, it's because God
  • 00:09:35.120 --> 00:09:37.040
  • knows that crazy people advance
  • 00:09:37.040 --> 00:09:39.170
  • you faster into his will.
  • 00:09:39.170 --> 00:09:42.160
  • I know that sounds nuts, and it
  • 00:09:42.160 --> 00:09:43.260
  • is crazy because they're
  • 00:09:43.260 --> 00:09:44.290
  • crazy people, but crazy people
  • 00:09:44.290 --> 00:09:47.140
  • do something for you
  • 00:09:47.140 --> 00:09:48.060
  • that no one else can do.
  • 00:09:48.060 --> 00:09:49.080
  • You know what they do?
  • 00:09:49.080 --> 00:09:49.250
  • They give you what I call
  • 00:09:49.250 --> 00:09:50.130
  • turbo growth.
  • 00:09:50.130 --> 00:09:52.150
  • So he's like, "Oh, you want
  • 00:09:52.150 --> 00:09:53.040
  • 100 men?
  • 00:09:53.040 --> 00:09:53.230
  • I'm going to give you
  • 00:09:53.230 --> 00:09:54.080
  • 200 men," right?
  • 00:09:54.080 --> 00:09:56.020
  • Drop the mic, boom, that's
  • 00:09:56.020 --> 00:09:57.190
  • what he did.
  • 00:09:57.190 --> 00:09:58.270
  • So he showed up, man, there
  • 00:09:58.270 --> 00:09:59.270
  • were foreskins everywhere, I'm
  • 00:09:59.270 --> 00:10:00.260
  • telling you.
  • 00:10:00.260 --> 00:10:02.110
  • Very graphic.
  • 00:10:02.110 --> 00:10:03.130
  • Okay, so, what does this mean?
  • 00:10:03.130 --> 00:10:05.200
  • Expect difficulty, but perform
  • 00:10:05.200 --> 00:10:07.150
  • under pressure.
  • 00:10:07.150 --> 00:10:08.140
  • Look at 1 Samuel 19, verse 9.
  • 00:10:08.140 --> 00:10:10.140
  • So, look what happens next.
  • 00:10:10.140 --> 00:10:11.110
  • Interesting, right?
  • 00:10:11.110 --> 00:10:12.160
  • We see a repeat
  • 00:10:12.160 --> 00:10:13.230
  • of the same thing, happens again
  • 00:10:13.230 --> 00:10:14.220
  • as he's a little bit older now.
  • 00:10:14.220 --> 00:10:15.220
  • Verse 9, "But an evil spirit
  • 00:10:15.220 --> 00:10:17.110
  • from the Lord came on Saul as he
  • 00:10:17.110 --> 00:10:18.280
  • was sitting in his house
  • 00:10:18.280 --> 00:10:20.040
  • with his spear in his hand."
  • 00:10:20.040 --> 00:10:21.170
  • Oh, we've been here, done that.
  • 00:10:21.170 --> 00:10:23.220
  • Here comes the evil spirit
  • 00:10:23.220 --> 00:10:24.120
  • again.
  • 00:10:24.120 --> 00:10:25.000
  • The problem is he's got spears
  • 00:10:25.000 --> 00:10:25.220
  • again.
  • 00:10:25.220 --> 00:10:26.200
  • You know, there's a habit
  • 00:10:26.200 --> 00:10:27.230
  • going on here, and it's
  • 00:10:27.230 --> 00:10:28.220
  • a very sick habit.
  • 00:10:28.220 --> 00:10:29.230
  • Sick people have sick habits.
  • 00:10:29.230 --> 00:10:31.260
  • So, he's like, "Every time I get
  • 00:10:31.260 --> 00:10:33.060
  • this crazy feeling, I go get
  • 00:10:33.060 --> 00:10:34.130
  • my spear."
  • 00:10:34.130 --> 00:10:35.270
  • "Oh boy, here we go.
  • 00:10:35.270 --> 00:10:36.290
  • I know what's
  • 00:10:36.290 --> 00:10:37.140
  • going to come next.
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:38.140
  • This is the part where you try
  • 00:10:38.140 --> 00:10:39.060
  • to stab me.
  • 00:10:39.060 --> 00:10:40.130
  • This the part where you try
  • 00:10:40.130 --> 00:10:41.000
  • to attack me, right?"
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:42.010
  • You may want to underline
  • 00:10:42.010 --> 00:10:43.010
  • your Bible, evil spirit
  • 00:10:43.010 --> 00:10:44.010
  • from the Lord.
  • 00:10:44.010 --> 00:10:44.250
  • So does God cause evil?
  • 00:10:44.250 --> 00:10:47.120
  • No, here's what's going on.
  • 00:10:47.120 --> 00:10:48.150
  • There's evil spirits, there's
  • 00:10:48.150 --> 00:10:49.240
  • angels all around us, did you
  • 00:10:49.240 --> 00:10:51.080
  • know that?
  • 00:10:51.080 --> 00:10:51.260
  • Right now, there's angels
  • 00:10:51.260 --> 00:10:52.130
  • around us, good and bad angels,
  • 00:10:52.130 --> 00:10:55.060
  • fallen angels too.
  • 00:10:55.060 --> 00:10:55.230
  • Did you know that?
  • 00:10:55.230 --> 00:10:56.110
  • And so, God just simply directs
  • 00:10:56.110 --> 00:10:57.160
  • one of the evil spirits
  • 00:10:57.160 --> 00:10:59.080
  • to attack Saul because why?
  • 00:10:59.080 --> 00:11:01.100
  • God's going to use this.
  • 00:11:01.100 --> 00:11:01.260
  • In fact, I was looking
  • 00:11:01.260 --> 00:11:02.190
  • at another Scripture
  • 00:11:02.190 --> 00:11:03.160
  • where this happens.
  • 00:11:03.160 --> 00:11:04.090
  • I guess maybe you've
  • 00:11:04.090 --> 00:11:05.050
  • already thought about where this
  • 00:11:05.050 --> 00:11:05.240
  • has also happened was
  • 00:11:05.240 --> 00:11:06.110
  • with a guy named Pharaoh.
  • 00:11:06.110 --> 00:11:08.170
  • And an evil spirit attacked him,
  • 00:11:08.170 --> 00:11:09.200
  • and so he became super stubborn.
  • 00:11:09.200 --> 00:11:11.170
  • He was already narcissistic,
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:12.080
  • but now he became
  • 00:11:12.080 --> 00:11:13.050
  • super stubborn.
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  • The whole kingdom's going down
  • 00:11:13.280 --> 00:11:14.280
  • in Egypt,
  • 00:11:14.280 --> 00:11:15.160
  • and any decent-minded man
  • 00:11:15.160 --> 00:11:18.160
  • with any common sense would say,
  • 00:11:18.160 --> 00:11:19.120
  • "Release the Israelites,
  • 00:11:19.120 --> 00:11:21.110
  • let them go.
  • 00:11:21.110 --> 00:11:22.150
  • They're destroying this place.
  • 00:11:22.150 --> 00:11:23.220
  • Get out of here," right?
  • 00:11:23.220 --> 00:11:24.220
  • Oh no, not Pharaoh because he
  • 00:11:24.220 --> 00:11:25.270
  • had this evil spirit on him.
  • 00:11:25.270 --> 00:11:27.070
  • He said, "Nope, not going
  • 00:11:27.070 --> 00:11:28.010
  • to do that.
  • 00:11:28.010 --> 00:11:28.220
  • I'm not going to do that at all,
  • 00:11:28.220 --> 00:11:29.230
  • not going to release you."
  • 00:11:29.230 --> 00:11:30.190
  • So basically what happened, it
  • 00:11:30.190 --> 00:11:32.160
  • got so bad that, finally, they
  • 00:11:32.160 --> 00:11:35.070
  • released them, and they
  • 00:11:35.070 --> 00:11:36.070
  • just--they got to leave,
  • 00:11:36.070 --> 00:11:36.280
  • and there was
  • 00:11:36.280 --> 00:11:37.170
  • no more Egypt left.
  • 00:11:37.170 --> 00:11:38.190
  • And so, God was allowing
  • 00:11:38.190 --> 00:11:41.000
  • the stubbornness of Pharaoh
  • 00:11:41.000 --> 00:11:43.040
  • to happen so that the people
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:44.210
  • of Israel would be repositioned
  • 00:11:44.210 --> 00:11:46.080
  • to the Promised Land.
  • 00:11:46.080 --> 00:11:47.080
  • In the same way, God was
  • 00:11:47.080 --> 00:11:48.060
  • allowing the spirit to come
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:49.160
  • upon Saul so he'd
  • 00:11:49.160 --> 00:11:50.150
  • go crazy, why?
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:51.210
  • So it would run David
  • 00:11:51.210 --> 00:11:52.250
  • out of the house to create
  • 00:11:52.250 --> 00:11:54.090
  • his own army.
  • 00:11:54.090 --> 00:11:56.090
  • So God was using this,
  • 00:11:56.090 --> 00:11:56.240
  • check it out.
  • 00:11:56.240 --> 00:11:57.090
  • It says here, "While David was
  • 00:11:57.090 --> 00:11:58.170
  • playing the lyre," the harp
  • 00:11:58.170 --> 00:12:00.020
  • once again, "Saul tried
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:00.290
  • to pin him to the wall
  • 00:12:00.290 --> 00:12:02.080
  • with his spear, but David eluded
  • 00:12:02.080 --> 00:12:03.260
  • him as Saul drove the spear
  • 00:12:03.260 --> 00:12:05.160
  • into the wall.
  • 00:12:05.160 --> 00:12:06.050
  • That night David made good
  • 00:12:06.050 --> 00:12:07.240
  • his escape."
  • 00:12:07.240 --> 00:12:09.110
  • Now, let me just say this
  • 00:12:09.110 --> 00:12:09.290
  • real quick, let me just stop.
  • 00:12:09.290 --> 00:12:11.050
  • We're talking
  • 00:12:11.050 --> 00:12:11.200
  • about crazy people,
  • 00:12:11.200 --> 00:12:13.020
  • but there is a difference
  • 00:12:13.020 --> 00:12:13.250
  • between a crazy person
  • 00:12:13.250 --> 00:12:14.210
  • and a crazy abusive person.
  • 00:12:14.210 --> 00:12:16.270
  • If you are in a home where you
  • 00:12:17.020 --> 00:12:20.020
  • are being physically
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:21.190
  • or sexually assaulted,
  • 00:12:21.190 --> 00:12:24.180
  • you need to get out of there
  • 00:12:24.180 --> 00:12:25.050
  • right now.
  • 00:12:25.050 --> 00:12:26.130
  • It is not God's will for you
  • 00:12:26.130 --> 00:12:27.230
  • to put up with that.
  • 00:12:27.230 --> 00:12:28.150
  • It is not God's will for you
  • 00:12:28.150 --> 00:12:29.060
  • to be raped, it is not
  • 00:12:29.060 --> 00:12:30.110
  • God's will for you to be hurt,
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:31.210
  • it is not God's will for you
  • 00:12:31.210 --> 00:12:32.190
  • to be abused.
  • 00:12:32.190 --> 00:12:33.140
  • This is God's will
  • 00:12:33.140 --> 00:12:34.090
  • based upon this Scripture
  • 00:12:34.090 --> 00:12:35.050
  • to know that his will for you is
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:36.050
  • to get out of there
  • 00:12:36.050 --> 00:12:36.280
  • and get out of there right now.
  • 00:12:36.280 --> 00:12:38.060
  • You should not sleep
  • 00:12:38.060 --> 00:12:38.210
  • another night
  • 00:12:38.210 --> 00:12:40.010
  • in a physically abusive home.
  • 00:12:40.070 --> 00:12:43.070
  • I just want to set you free
  • 00:12:43.070 --> 00:12:44.050
  • in this right now, that is not
  • 00:12:44.050 --> 00:12:45.070
  • God's plan.
  • 00:12:45.070 --> 00:12:46.000
  • "Well, God wants me to deal
  • 00:12:46.000 --> 00:12:46.220
  • with the crazy person,
  • 00:12:46.220 --> 00:12:47.130
  • so if they want to touch me--"
  • 00:12:47.130 --> 00:12:48.190
  • No, that is not what God's
  • 00:12:48.190 --> 00:12:50.150
  • saying here.
  • 00:12:50.150 --> 00:12:51.080
  • We all have crazy people
  • 00:12:51.080 --> 00:12:52.040
  • in our life,
  • 00:12:52.040 --> 00:12:52.230
  • but not physical abuse.
  • 00:12:52.230 --> 00:12:54.160
  • You need to get
  • 00:12:54.160 --> 00:12:55.120
  • out of there now.
  • 00:12:55.120 --> 00:12:56.010
  • If you don't know where to go,
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:56.240
  • give us a call, we'll help you
  • 00:12:56.240 --> 00:12:58.100
  • because we're not going
  • 00:12:58.100 --> 00:12:58.250
  • to let you stay
  • 00:12:58.250 --> 00:12:59.170
  • in that situation.
  • 00:12:59.170 --> 00:13:00.290
  • That's not God's will.
  • 00:13:00.290 --> 00:13:03.200
  • So David gets out of the house,
  • 00:13:03.200 --> 00:13:05.200
  • okay, and now he's
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:07.030
  • literally a fugitive, okay?
  • 00:13:07.030 --> 00:13:08.250
  • He's on the run.
  • 00:13:08.250 --> 00:13:10.190
  • Now, I'm not trying to say leave
  • 00:13:10.190 --> 00:13:11.260
  • your marriage, leave your home
  • 00:13:11.260 --> 00:13:13.240
  • because they hurt my feelings,
  • 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:15.110
  • or they were rude.
  • 00:13:15.110 --> 00:13:16.050
  • No, no, that's not what we're
  • 00:13:16.050 --> 00:13:17.180
  • talking about, that's not abuse.
  • 00:13:17.180 --> 00:13:18.180
  • I mean, I'm not saying that's
  • 00:13:18.180 --> 00:13:19.070
  • good, but there's a difference
  • 00:13:19.070 --> 00:13:20.280
  • between physical abuse
  • 00:13:20.280 --> 00:13:22.100
  • and emotional abuse.
  • 00:13:22.100 --> 00:13:23.240
  • I'm not saying abuse is good,
  • 00:13:23.240 --> 00:13:25.040
  • but we need to deal with that.
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:26.080
  • But that's not what we're
  • 00:13:26.080 --> 00:13:27.100
  • talking about.
  • 00:13:27.100 --> 00:13:27.250
  • We're not talking
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:28.100
  • about, "You hurt my feelings.
  • 00:13:28.100 --> 00:13:29.070
  • I have a micro-aggression,
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:30.030
  • I'm leaving."
  • 00:13:30.030 --> 00:13:30.280
  • No, we're not talking
  • 00:13:30.280 --> 00:13:31.130
  • about that.
  • 00:13:31.130 --> 00:13:33.130
  • That's a little ridiculous,
  • 00:13:33.130 --> 00:13:34.030
  • okay?
  • 00:13:34.030 --> 00:13:34.180
  • Micro get over it, all right?
  • 00:13:34.180 --> 00:13:35.230
  • That's we need to, you know,
  • 00:13:35.230 --> 00:13:37.010
  • get past that.
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:37.160
  • People are going to hurt
  • 00:13:37.160 --> 00:13:38.010
  • your feelings, all right?
  • 00:13:38.010 --> 00:13:38.230
  • So, we're not talking
  • 00:13:38.230 --> 00:13:39.080
  • about that.
  • 00:13:39.080 --> 00:13:39.230
  • We're talking
  • 00:13:39.230 --> 00:13:40.080
  • about physical abuse.
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:42.080
  • No one's supposed to be
  • 00:13:42.080 --> 00:13:42.230
  • But it's interesting, so he
  • 00:13:44.240 --> 00:13:45.260
  • leaves home, right?
  • 00:13:45.260 --> 00:13:48.010
  • He's now a fugitive on the run
  • 00:13:48.010 --> 00:13:48.290
  • because this is the king.
  • 00:13:48.290 --> 00:13:50.060
  • He runs the whole kingdom, he's
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:50.280
  • in charge.
  • 00:13:50.280 --> 00:13:51.130
  • So, if you leave him, you got
  • 00:13:51.130 --> 00:13:53.020
  • to know you're breaking the law.
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:54.290
  • You're going against him.
  • 00:13:54.290 --> 00:13:55.200
  • Now, the law's jacked up,
  • 00:13:55.200 --> 00:13:56.230
  • but still you're breaking
  • 00:13:56.230 --> 00:13:57.120
  • the law.
  • 00:13:57.120 --> 00:13:57.270
  • So, now he's a fugitive, he's
  • 00:13:57.270 --> 00:13:58.290
  • on the run.
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:13:59.200
  • Now, this is interesting
  • 00:13:59.200 --> 00:14:00.120
  • because, at this point
  • 00:14:00.120 --> 00:14:01.060
  • in David's life, he's now
  • 00:14:01.060 --> 00:14:02.010
  • hiding somewhere.
  • 00:14:02.010 --> 00:14:03.010
  • Behind some bushes somewhere,
  • 00:14:03.010 --> 00:14:03.190
  • he's like,
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:04.010
  • "I hope no one sees me."
  • 00:14:04.010 --> 00:14:05.010
  • You know, so he's hiding.
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:06.000
  • And at some point, he looks
  • 00:14:06.000 --> 00:14:06.190
  • around and he sees other guys
  • 00:14:06.190 --> 00:14:07.220
  • hiding, he's like,
  • 00:14:07.220 --> 00:14:08.100
  • "Who are these guys?"
  • 00:14:08.100 --> 00:14:09.270
  • And so, these guys
  • 00:14:09.270 --> 00:14:10.120
  • sneak up to him like,
  • 00:14:10.120 --> 00:14:11.070
  • "Yeah."
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:15.000
  • "Oh, cool.
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:16.010
  • Yeah, we think you're going
  • 00:14:16.010 --> 00:14:17.030
  • to be the next king."
  • 00:14:17.030 --> 00:14:19.030
  • "Oh, I appreciate that.
  • 00:14:19.030 --> 00:14:19.280
  • Who are you?"
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:20.200
  • "Oh, I've been on the run
  • 00:14:20.200 --> 00:14:21.120
  • for 6 months.
  • 00:14:21.120 --> 00:14:22.050
  • This is my buddy, he's been
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:23.150
  • on the run for a year."
  • 00:14:23.150 --> 00:14:24.100
  • And so, you know, this guy
  • 00:14:24.100 --> 00:14:25.040
  • was--this king is psycho.
  • 00:14:25.040 --> 00:14:26.260
  • There's all kinds of people he
  • 00:14:26.260 --> 00:14:27.150
  • turned out, I'm sure.
  • 00:14:27.150 --> 00:14:29.040
  • There's all these people
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.010
  • that were fugitives.
  • 00:14:30.010 --> 00:14:31.030
  • They all found David,
  • 00:14:31.030 --> 00:14:32.110
  • all the other people found him.
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:33.240
  • And the funny thing
  • 00:14:33.240 --> 00:14:34.120
  • about fugitives is they're
  • 00:14:34.120 --> 00:14:35.040
  • all half-crazy too.
  • 00:14:35.040 --> 00:14:35.290
  • So now David's got an army
  • 00:14:35.290 --> 00:14:37.070
  • of half-crazy guys.
  • 00:14:37.070 --> 00:14:38.270
  • You know, he's like, "Well, I
  • 00:14:38.270 --> 00:14:39.270
  • know how to deal with them.
  • 00:14:39.270 --> 00:14:40.250
  • I handled, you know,
  • 00:14:40.250 --> 00:14:41.210
  • a crazy leader, so I know
  • 00:14:41.210 --> 00:14:42.210
  • how to deal."
  • 00:14:42.210 --> 00:14:43.100
  • See, the great thing
  • 00:14:43.100 --> 00:14:44.030
  • about crazy dudes is they make
  • 00:14:44.030 --> 00:14:45.030
  • phenomenal soldiers
  • 00:14:45.030 --> 00:14:46.180
  • because they're like,
  • 00:14:46.180 --> 00:14:47.030
  • "Hey, what's up?
  • 00:14:47.030 --> 00:14:49.070
  • What do you want me to do?"
  • 00:14:49.070 --> 00:14:51.000
  • "I want you to go slit
  • 00:14:51.000 --> 00:14:51.150
  • that guy's throat."
  • 00:14:51.150 --> 00:14:52.050
  • "Okay.
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:53.000
  • I'll be right back."
  • 00:14:53.000 --> 00:14:55.280
  • This guy's nuts.
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:57.270
  • So, he's got half-crazy people
  • 00:14:57.270 --> 00:14:58.260
  • around him, so he takes
  • 00:14:58.260 --> 00:15:01.010
  • these half-crazy people
  • 00:15:01.010 --> 00:15:02.230
  • and he builds an army
  • 00:15:02.230 --> 00:15:03.230
  • out of them.
  • 00:15:03.230 --> 00:15:05.070
  • And, you know,
  • 00:15:05.070 --> 00:15:05.220
  • these same crazy misfits became
  • 00:15:05.220 --> 00:15:07.180
  • what's now called
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:08.220
  • David's mighty men.
  • 00:15:08.220 --> 00:15:10.200
  • He would have never had
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:11.130
  • an opportunity if he was
  • 00:15:11.130 --> 00:15:12.080
  • still living at Saul's house.
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:14.010
  • But because he was ran
  • 00:15:14.010 --> 00:15:14.210
  • out of town, he now found
  • 00:15:14.210 --> 00:15:16.250
  • all the other guys that were ran
  • 00:15:16.250 --> 00:15:17.230
  • out of town, and he began
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:18.240
  • to build this army.
  • 00:15:18.240 --> 00:15:20.040
  • So God was doing what?
  • 00:15:20.040 --> 00:15:21.130
  • God was repositioning him.
  • 00:15:21.130 --> 00:15:22.240
  • In fact, look at how he
  • 00:15:22.240 --> 00:15:23.170
  • repositioned his relationships.
  • 00:15:23.170 --> 00:15:24.190
  • 1 Samuel 19, verse 16 says,
  • 00:15:24.190 --> 00:15:26.150
  • "So Jonathan," that was
  • 00:15:26.150 --> 00:15:27.270
  • Saul's son, "made a covenant
  • 00:15:27.270 --> 00:15:29.080
  • with the house of David, saying,
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:30.170
  • 'May the Lord call
  • 00:15:30.170 --> 00:15:31.160
  • David's enemies to account.'
  • 00:15:31.160 --> 00:15:32.200
  • And Jonathan had David reaffirm
  • 00:15:32.200 --> 00:15:34.290
  • his oath out of love for him,
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:36.080
  • because he loved him as he loved
  • 00:15:36.080 --> 00:15:37.150
  • himself."
  • 00:15:37.150 --> 00:15:38.000
  • Jonathan protected David
  • 00:15:38.000 --> 00:15:38.250
  • from his own dad.
  • 00:15:38.250 --> 00:15:40.160
  • Wow.
  • 00:15:40.160 --> 00:15:41.110
  • And this is important,
  • 00:15:41.110 --> 00:15:41.270
  • number three.
  • 00:15:41.270 --> 00:15:42.120
  • Please write this down,
  • 00:15:42.120 --> 00:15:43.000
  • would you?
  • 00:15:43.000 --> 00:15:43.170
  • God will use
  • 00:15:43.170 --> 00:15:44.040
  • the difficult people
  • 00:15:44.040 --> 00:15:45.010
  • in your life to reposition
  • 00:15:45.010 --> 00:15:46.280
  • your opportunities
  • 00:15:46.280 --> 00:15:47.160
  • and your friendships.
  • 00:15:47.160 --> 00:15:50.000
  • Crazy people reposition
  • 00:15:50.000 --> 00:15:51.030
  • your opportunities
  • 00:15:51.030 --> 00:15:51.230
  • and your friendships.
  • 00:15:51.230 --> 00:15:52.200
  • Now, what I actually just said
  • 00:15:52.200 --> 00:15:54.030
  • by crazy people repositioning
  • 00:15:54.030 --> 00:15:55.010
  • you with opportunities, that's
  • 00:15:55.010 --> 00:15:56.270
  • a technical word for saying you
  • 00:15:56.270 --> 00:15:58.020
  • got fired, or you got betrayed,
  • 00:15:58.140 --> 00:16:01.160
  • or someone broke up with you,
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:02.210
  • or someone kicked you
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:03.070
  • out of the club.
  • 00:16:03.070 --> 00:16:04.050
  • The good news about when things
  • 00:16:04.050 --> 00:16:05.140
  • like that happen is it's
  • 00:16:05.140 --> 00:16:06.060
  • actually not you being rejected.
  • 00:16:06.060 --> 00:16:07.250
  • See, when someone tries to throw
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:08.270
  • you to the wayside,
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:10.000
  • what actually God uses that for
  • 00:16:10.000 --> 00:16:11.060
  • is it's actually throwing you
  • 00:16:11.060 --> 00:16:12.140
  • forward into his will.
  • 00:16:12.140 --> 00:16:14.180
  • So the truth is that you
  • 00:16:14.180 --> 00:16:15.100
  • would have never met your spouse
  • 00:16:15.100 --> 00:16:17.200
  • if the person that you dated
  • 00:16:17.200 --> 00:16:18.270
  • before wasn't such a jerk.
  • 00:16:18.270 --> 00:16:21.110
  • You would never be
  • 00:16:21.110 --> 00:16:21.260
  • in the position you're in now
  • 00:16:21.260 --> 00:16:23.060
  • if everything worked out
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:23.250
  • in the last position.
  • 00:16:23.250 --> 00:16:25.100
  • And so, oftentimes, what we
  • 00:16:25.100 --> 00:16:26.120
  • think is a horrible thing, God's
  • 00:16:26.120 --> 00:16:28.010
  • actually using that
  • 00:16:28.010 --> 00:16:28.230
  • to reposition us into his will.
  • 00:16:28.290 --> 00:16:31.290
  • And so--and by the way, let me
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:32.190
  • just point this out too.
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:33.190
  • So, David does something here
  • 00:16:33.190 --> 00:16:35.290
  • that's very unique too.
  • 00:16:35.290 --> 00:16:36.260
  • I think it's very important.
  • 00:16:36.260 --> 00:16:38.000
  • David takes an oath
  • 00:16:38.000 --> 00:16:39.050
  • with Jonathan, but he doesn't
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:41.220
  • take an oath to hurt Saul.
  • 00:16:41.220 --> 00:16:44.120
  • You don't see that happening
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:44.290
  • here, so this is very important.
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:46.120
  • So, don't get me wrong, this
  • 00:16:46.120 --> 00:16:47.200
  • does not mean that you're going
  • 00:16:47.200 --> 00:16:49.050
  • to buddy up with people who see
  • 00:16:49.050 --> 00:16:50.050
  • your side to go
  • 00:16:50.050 --> 00:16:51.000
  • against this person, no.
  • 00:16:51.000 --> 00:16:52.240
  • I'm not talking about that.
  • 00:16:52.240 --> 00:16:54.120
  • They have made the decision
  • 00:16:54.120 --> 00:16:55.050
  • to betray you.
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  • It is not our decision
  • 00:16:55.220 --> 00:16:56.110
  • to betray them back.
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:16:57.230
  • Vengeance is the Lord's.
  • 00:16:57.230 --> 00:17:00.180
  • It's not ours, right?
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:01.100
  • So, David and Jonathan have
  • 00:17:01.100 --> 00:17:03.060
  • a pact, a relationship,
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:04.250
  • a covenant relationship
  • 00:17:04.250 --> 00:17:05.190
  • between each other to say,
  • 00:17:05.190 --> 00:17:06.090
  • "I'll protect you,
  • 00:17:06.090 --> 00:17:06.280
  • you protect me."
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:07.230
  • It doesn't say,
  • 00:17:07.230 --> 00:17:08.090
  • "I'll attack him for you."
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:10.050
  • No, that's not what we're
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:10.210
  • talking about here.
  • 00:17:10.210 --> 00:17:11.220
  • For those of you who are
  • 00:17:11.220 --> 00:17:12.100
  • really frustrated, thinking,
  • 00:17:12.100 --> 00:17:12.270
  • "Man, why do I have to deal
  • 00:17:12.270 --> 00:17:13.140
  • with this person?
  • 00:17:13.140 --> 00:17:15.070
  • Why am I the only one that has
  • 00:17:15.070 --> 00:17:15.290
  • some crazy person in my life?"
  • 00:17:15.290 --> 00:17:16.220
  • first of all, that's
  • 00:17:16.220 --> 00:17:17.070
  • just not true.
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:18.000
  • If you have someone crazy
  • 00:17:18.000 --> 00:17:20.080
  • in your life, someone toxic
  • 00:17:20.080 --> 00:17:22.000
  • maybe at work, at home,
  • 00:17:22.000 --> 00:17:23.030
  • in your ministry,
  • 00:17:23.030 --> 00:17:23.250
  • in your social circle, someone
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:25.100
  • that just drives you nuts,
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:26.220
  • let's be honest right now.
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:27.130
  • You don't say their name, please
  • 00:17:27.130 --> 00:17:28.080
  • don't do that, but if you have
  • 00:17:28.080 --> 00:17:29.080
  • someone crazy in your life,
  • 00:17:29.080 --> 00:17:30.010
  • would you just raise your hand?
  • 00:17:30.010 --> 00:17:32.090
  • Look at the hands
  • 00:17:32.090 --> 00:17:32.240
  • all around you,
  • 00:17:32.240 --> 00:17:33.220
  • all over the auditoriums.
  • 00:17:33.220 --> 00:17:34.200
  • You're not alone, are you?
  • 00:17:34.200 --> 00:17:36.150
  • We all have someone crazy
  • 00:17:36.150 --> 00:17:37.190
  • in our lives, every one of us
  • 00:17:37.190 --> 00:17:38.200
  • right now.
  • 00:17:38.200 --> 00:17:39.080
  • Some of you pointed at me,
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:39.270
  • that's really rude.
  • 00:17:41.020 --> 00:17:44.020
  • Jesus had Judas.
  • 00:17:44.020 --> 00:17:46.100
  • I would actually argue
  • 00:17:46.100 --> 00:17:47.020
  • that Judas led Jesus
  • 00:17:47.070 --> 00:17:50.070
  • into God's will more
  • 00:17:50.070 --> 00:17:51.100
  • than all the other disciples.
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:53.140
  • Say, "Wait a minute, you're
  • 00:17:53.140 --> 00:17:54.050
  • talking about the guy
  • 00:17:54.050 --> 00:17:54.210
  • who betrayed him?"
  • 00:17:54.210 --> 00:17:55.100
  • Absolutely.
  • 00:17:55.100 --> 00:17:56.130
  • Without the betrayal of Judas,
  • 00:17:56.130 --> 00:17:58.090
  • he doesn't go to the false--you
  • 00:17:58.090 --> 00:18:00.070
  • know, to be accused
  • 00:18:00.070 --> 00:18:01.050
  • of false crimes, go
  • 00:18:01.050 --> 00:18:02.110
  • to a mock trial, be accused,
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.060
  • be falsely--you know, had claims
  • 00:18:04.060 --> 00:18:05.240
  • against him.
  • 00:18:05.240 --> 00:18:06.160
  • And now he goes and he dies
  • 00:18:06.160 --> 00:18:07.090
  • for our sins.
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:09.140
  • So, without Judas, we don't have
  • 00:18:09.140 --> 00:18:10.190
  • all that going on.
  • 00:18:10.190 --> 00:18:11.120
  • So, believe it or not,
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:12.090
  • the people who have hurt you
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:13.220
  • the most have also propelled
  • 00:18:13.220 --> 00:18:14.190
  • you forward the most
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:17.020
  • into God's will.
  • 00:18:17.020 --> 00:18:18.180
  • I know it seems so bizarre,
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:20.190
  • but it's really true.
  • 00:18:20.190 --> 00:18:21.080
  • We all have, as my wife calls
  • 00:18:21.080 --> 00:18:23.070
  • them, sandpaper people.
  • 00:18:23.070 --> 00:18:24.250
  • They just rub the edges off you.
  • 00:18:24.250 --> 00:18:27.240
  • They make you better.
  • 00:18:27.240 --> 00:18:29.050
  • They really do.
  • 00:18:29.050 --> 00:18:29.290
  • And so, all of us have someone
  • 00:18:29.290 --> 00:18:31.040
  • like that in our lives.
  • 00:18:31.040 --> 00:18:32.280
  • Now, look what David does that's
  • 00:18:32.280 --> 00:18:34.140
  • so different than most of us,
  • 00:18:34.140 --> 00:18:36.110
  • and this is why David becomes
  • 00:18:36.110 --> 00:18:37.080
  • a king.
  • 00:18:37.080 --> 00:18:37.230
  • This is why he has
  • 00:18:37.230 --> 00:18:38.150
  • the kingly quality, right?
  • 00:18:38.150 --> 00:18:40.270
  • We would say, "That's not
  • 00:18:40.270 --> 00:18:41.210
  • very kingly of you," right?
  • 00:18:41.210 --> 00:18:43.240
  • And so, look what David does
  • 00:18:43.240 --> 00:18:45.240
  • that proves that he has a king
  • 00:18:45.240 --> 00:18:48.200
  • inside of him.
  • 00:18:48.200 --> 00:18:49.160
  • Look at 1 Samuel 24,
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:51.120
  • verse 3 through 7.
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:52.200
  • Let me tell you what's
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:53.050
  • about to happen.
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:53.200
  • So Saul has now got David
  • 00:18:53.200 --> 00:18:55.140
  • on the run.
  • 00:18:55.140 --> 00:18:56.010
  • He's hunting him down
  • 00:18:56.010 --> 00:18:56.240
  • like a dog, he's
  • 00:18:56.240 --> 00:18:57.170
  • chasing him down like you chase
  • 00:18:57.170 --> 00:18:58.220
  • a wild pig or a whitetail.
  • 00:18:58.220 --> 00:19:01.130
  • I mean, he's trying to kill him,
  • 00:19:01.130 --> 00:19:02.210
  • okay?
  • 00:19:02.210 --> 00:19:03.060
  • That's what he's trying to do.
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:04.020
  • He dispatches his entire army
  • 00:19:04.020 --> 00:19:05.230
  • of Israel after one guy.
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:07.240
  • But David has been assembling
  • 00:19:07.240 --> 00:19:09.000
  • an army now, so he's got
  • 00:19:09.000 --> 00:19:09.240
  • a bunch of men around him.
  • 00:19:09.240 --> 00:19:10.240
  • So now, David finds himself
  • 00:19:10.240 --> 00:19:12.070
  • hiding in a cave.
  • 00:19:12.070 --> 00:19:13.000
  • Saul thinks he knows where
  • 00:19:13.000 --> 00:19:14.210
  • David's at, he goes to find him.
  • 00:19:14.210 --> 00:19:16.110
  • He's got all his army with him.
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:17.020
  • Then Saul, with his army around,
  • 00:19:17.020 --> 00:19:18.150
  • says, "Hey, I got to go
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:19.040
  • to the bathroom real quick.
  • 00:19:19.040 --> 00:19:20.010
  • I'll be right back, guys.
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:20.190
  • You guys stay here, I'm going
  • 00:19:20.190 --> 00:19:21.180
  • to go in the cave and use
  • 00:19:21.180 --> 00:19:22.090
  • the restroom."
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:23.000
  • He goes into the cave to use
  • 00:19:23.000 --> 00:19:23.170
  • the restroom.
  • 00:19:23.170 --> 00:19:24.120
  • Drops his drawers, he's going
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:26.150
  • to the bathroom.
  • 00:19:26.150 --> 00:19:27.220
  • If we're going to be graphic
  • 00:19:27.220 --> 00:19:28.170
  • today, might as well just go
  • 00:19:28.170 --> 00:19:29.070
  • all the way, right?
  • 00:19:29.070 --> 00:19:30.000
  • So he's going to the restroom.
  • 00:19:30.000 --> 00:19:32.000
  • And while he's doing that, guess
  • 00:19:32.000 --> 00:19:33.150
  • who's further deeper
  • 00:19:33.150 --> 00:19:34.060
  • into the cave?
  • 00:19:34.060 --> 00:19:35.170
  • David and his men.
  • 00:19:35.170 --> 00:19:37.130
  • This is
  • 00:19:37.130 --> 00:19:37.280
  • the ultimate opportunity.
  • 00:19:37.280 --> 00:19:39.130
  • David's men are like, "Do you
  • 00:19:39.130 --> 00:19:40.200
  • see that?
  • 00:19:40.200 --> 00:19:41.050
  • That's Saul going
  • 00:19:41.050 --> 00:19:41.260
  • to the bathroom right now.
  • 00:19:41.260 --> 00:19:43.060
  • We can take him out.
  • 00:19:43.060 --> 00:19:44.080
  • His pants are down, we can
  • 00:19:44.080 --> 00:19:45.080
  • take him out.
  • 00:19:45.080 --> 00:19:45.290
  • You specialize in foreskins,
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:46.290
  • let's do this."
  • 00:19:48.140 --> 00:19:51.140
  • This is his opportunity
  • 00:19:51.140 --> 00:19:52.120
  • to kill him so easily.
  • 00:19:52.120 --> 00:19:55.040
  • But he doesn't do it.
  • 00:19:55.040 --> 00:19:56.100
  • Why didn't he do it?
  • 00:19:56.100 --> 00:19:56.270
  • Look at Scripture, this is
  • 00:19:56.270 --> 00:19:57.200
  • very powerful.
  • 00:19:57.200 --> 00:19:58.050
  • 1 Samuel 24 says, "He said
  • 00:19:58.050 --> 00:19:59.270
  • to his men, 'The Lord forbid
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:01.100
  • that I should kill the king.
  • 00:20:01.100 --> 00:20:03.060
  • I shouldn't attack
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:03.220
  • the Lord's anointed one,
  • 00:20:03.220 --> 00:20:04.210
  • for the Lord himself
  • 00:20:04.210 --> 00:20:05.170
  • has chosen him.'
  • 00:20:05.170 --> 00:20:07.010
  • So David restrained his men
  • 00:20:07.010 --> 00:20:08.050
  • and did not let them kill Saul."
  • 00:20:08.050 --> 00:20:09.280
  • Why would you not kill the king
  • 00:20:09.280 --> 00:20:11.290
  • trying to kill you?
  • 00:20:11.290 --> 00:20:13.140
  • Oh, I can tell you why.
  • 00:20:13.140 --> 00:20:15.150
  • "Thou shalt not kill."
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:19.270
  • Or as David later wrote
  • 00:20:19.270 --> 00:20:21.050
  • in the Psalms, "Touch not
  • 00:20:21.050 --> 00:20:23.050
  • thine anointed ones."
  • 00:20:23.050 --> 00:20:25.130
  • He's like, "He has
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:25.280
  • the anointing of God on him.
  • 00:20:25.280 --> 00:20:26.260
  • I don't have to agree
  • 00:20:26.260 --> 00:20:28.030
  • with how he's running
  • 00:20:28.030 --> 00:20:28.240
  • the kingdom to know that he's
  • 00:20:28.240 --> 00:20:29.220
  • still the king that God chose.
  • 00:20:29.220 --> 00:20:31.120
  • Samuel still put his hands
  • 00:20:31.120 --> 00:20:32.180
  • on him at one point, and then
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:34.040
  • said he's the next king.
  • 00:20:34.040 --> 00:20:35.110
  • And so, he is a king
  • 00:20:35.110 --> 00:20:36.070
  • because of God's anointing,
  • 00:20:36.070 --> 00:20:37.120
  • so I'm not going to hurt him."
  • 00:20:37.120 --> 00:20:39.140
  • Can I tell you something
  • 00:20:39.140 --> 00:20:39.290
  • that may be a little peculiar
  • 00:20:39.290 --> 00:20:41.070
  • to you about our ministry?
  • 00:20:41.070 --> 00:20:42.270
  • You'll never hear us knock
  • 00:20:42.270 --> 00:20:44.030
  • other pastors around here.
  • 00:20:44.030 --> 00:20:45.220
  • We don't do that.
  • 00:20:45.220 --> 00:20:46.220
  • We don't knock other ministries.
  • 00:20:46.220 --> 00:20:47.110
  • Even if I know good and well
  • 00:20:47.110 --> 00:20:49.230
  • that what they're doing
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:50.170
  • is wrong, I don't knock them.
  • 00:20:50.170 --> 00:20:52.110
  • You know why?
  • 00:20:52.110 --> 00:20:52.280
  • "Touch not thine anointed ones."
  • 00:20:52.280 --> 00:20:55.170
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:57.010
  • I'm not an idiot.
  • 00:20:57.010 --> 00:20:57.250
  • I mean, I can see where there
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:20:58.160
  • are charlatans out there.
  • 00:20:58.160 --> 00:21:00.040
  • I can see where there's people
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:01.000
  • I'm just not going to give voice
  • 00:21:03.240 --> 00:21:04.200
  • to it, you know why?
  • 00:21:04.200 --> 00:21:05.110
  • Because here's
  • 00:21:05.110 --> 00:21:05.280
  • what I've learned.
  • 00:21:05.280 --> 00:21:06.140
  • If you mouth off
  • 00:21:06.140 --> 00:21:07.020
  • about leadership, you'll
  • 00:21:07.020 --> 00:21:07.280
  • never become a leader.
  • 00:21:07.280 --> 00:21:10.220
  • So I've learned to realize if I
  • 00:21:10.220 --> 00:21:11.210
  • ever want to be a leader, I
  • 00:21:11.210 --> 00:21:13.140
  • have to understand that I'm not
  • 00:21:13.140 --> 00:21:14.060
  • sitting in their shoes
  • 00:21:14.060 --> 00:21:15.030
  • to understand why they did that.
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:16.110
  • I may not agree with it
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:16.290
  • from the vantage point I'm at,
  • 00:21:16.290 --> 00:21:18.270
  • but I don't know
  • 00:21:18.270 --> 00:21:19.160
  • where they're at, I don't know
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:20.120
  • why they're doing what they're
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:21.130
  • doing, and it's not my job
  • 00:21:21.130 --> 00:21:23.130
  • to discipline that leader
  • 00:21:23.130 --> 00:21:24.080
  • with my voice box.
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:25.170
  • It's not my job to do that.
  • 00:21:25.170 --> 00:21:26.210
  • And so, God can handle
  • 00:21:26.210 --> 00:21:28.090
  • that leader.
  • 00:21:28.090 --> 00:21:28.240
  • So, David knew, "It's not my job
  • 00:21:28.240 --> 00:21:29.230
  • to take out Saul.
  • 00:21:29.230 --> 00:21:30.180
  • If God wants Saul gone, God will
  • 00:21:30.180 --> 00:21:32.140
  • take care of Saul."
  • 00:21:32.140 --> 00:21:34.190
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:21:34.190 --> 00:21:36.030
  • If you start mouthing off
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.180
  • against a leader, you're asking
  • 00:21:37.180 --> 00:21:39.050
  • God to not make you one.
  • 00:21:39.050 --> 00:21:41.110
  • I'm just telling you right now.
  • 00:21:41.110 --> 00:21:42.250
  • And by the way,
  • 00:21:42.250 --> 00:21:43.100
  • one of the prices of leadership
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:44.060
  • is having people talk about you.
  • 00:21:44.060 --> 00:21:46.050
  • If you're really bothered
  • 00:21:46.050 --> 00:21:47.080
  • by that, don't ask God
  • 00:21:47.080 --> 00:21:48.020
  • to make you a leader
  • 00:21:48.020 --> 00:21:48.240
  • because that's just normal.
  • 00:21:48.240 --> 00:21:50.090
  • That's just kind of par
  • 00:21:50.090 --> 00:21:50.280
  • for the course.
  • 00:21:50.280 --> 00:21:51.130
  • If you're going to be a leader
  • 00:21:51.130 --> 00:21:52.060
  • in anything, people are going
  • 00:21:52.060 --> 00:21:53.000
  • to just...why?
  • 00:21:53.000 --> 00:21:54.090
  • Because you're doing something.
  • 00:21:54.090 --> 00:21:56.150
  • That's just part of it.
  • 00:21:56.150 --> 00:21:57.000
  • You just got to know that
  • 00:21:57.000 --> 00:21:57.160
  • going in.
  • 00:21:57.160 --> 00:21:58.000
  • You can't worry
  • 00:21:58.000 --> 00:21:58.150
  • about that stuff.
  • 00:21:58.150 --> 00:21:59.230
  • You can't let that infect
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:01.040
  • your soul.
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:01.270
  • You can't be caught up because,
  • 00:22:01.270 --> 00:22:03.080
  • listen, people that are doing
  • 00:22:03.080 --> 00:22:04.230
  • something great are talking
  • 00:22:04.230 --> 00:22:05.220
  • about what they're doing.
  • 00:22:05.220 --> 00:22:06.270
  • People that aren't doing
  • 00:22:06.270 --> 00:22:07.240
  • anything are talking
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:08.160
  • about other people doing
  • 00:22:08.160 --> 00:22:09.130
  • something great.
  • 00:22:09.130 --> 00:22:11.070
  • You got to make a decision,
  • 00:22:11.070 --> 00:22:12.180
  • which one are you going to be?
  • 00:22:12.180 --> 00:22:13.160
  • And so, David knew, "I'm not
  • 00:22:13.160 --> 00:22:14.220
  • going to attack them, we're not
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:15.240
  • going to do that."
  • 00:22:15.240 --> 00:22:16.110
  • And even his men--you know
  • 00:22:16.110 --> 00:22:17.130
  • his men were like, "Okay, look,
  • 00:22:17.130 --> 00:22:18.130
  • you just stay here.
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:19.080
  • We'll do it, all right?
  • 00:22:19.080 --> 00:22:20.120
  • We're fine with this, David,
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:21.050
  • it's no problem.
  • 00:22:21.050 --> 00:22:21.230
  • We'll take care of it."
  • 00:22:21.230 --> 00:22:22.100
  • And David's like, "No, you're
  • 00:22:22.100 --> 00:22:23.070
  • not going to do that."
  • 00:22:23.070 --> 00:22:24.230
  • So David could have justified
  • 00:22:24.230 --> 00:22:25.250
  • it, been like, "Well, I didn't
  • 00:22:25.250 --> 00:22:26.230
  • touch him.
  • 00:22:26.230 --> 00:22:28.010
  • Go ahead, go ahead, get him.
  • 00:22:28.010 --> 00:22:28.200
  • Go ahead, get him."
  • 00:22:28.200 --> 00:22:30.180
  • He didn't do that.
  • 00:22:30.180 --> 00:22:31.100
  • He said, "No, none of us
  • 00:22:31.100 --> 00:22:32.020
  • are going to do this.
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  • If you're under my command,
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  • you're not touching him.
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  • That's God's anointed one."
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  • See, the ultimate test
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  • of strength is what you don't do
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  • to someone.
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  • The ultimate test of strength is
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  • what you don't respond with
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  • when they talk bad about you
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  • or to you.
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  • The ultimate test of strength is
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  • strength under control.
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  • "Oh, I could say some things.
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  • I know some stuff on them."
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  • Great, keep it between you
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  • and God.
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  • "But it could really hurt them,
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  • and they've been hurting me."
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  • Yep.
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  • And if you'd like to lower
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  • yourself and disqualify yourself
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  • for leadership, go ahead.
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  • But if you'd like to be
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  • a leader, if you'd like for God
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  • to use you in a powerful way,
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  • you got to learn to hold
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  • your tongue.
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  • If you'll honor the Lord, he
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  • will fight your battles for you.
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  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:23:17.120 --> 00:23:18.240
  • Let him fight your battles.
  • 00:23:18.240 --> 00:23:20.210
  • You don't have to fight them.
  • 00:23:20.280 --> 00:23:23.280
  • So, what happens?
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  • David sneaks up to Saul
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  • with his knife, cuts a piece
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  • of his garment off while he's
  • 00:23:27.200 --> 00:23:29.030
  • going to the bathroom,
  • 00:23:29.030 --> 00:23:30.240
  • takes it with him, right?
  • 00:23:30.240 --> 00:23:31.230
  • Saul's just sitting there
  • 00:23:31.230 --> 00:23:32.090
  • reading the paper, you know,
  • 00:23:32.090 --> 00:23:33.050
  • he takes a little bit
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  • of garment off.
  • 00:23:34.000 --> 00:23:35.240
  • And so then later on, Saul's now
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:36.280
  • out with his men, David goes
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  • out on a hill, holds up this,
  • 00:23:38.170 --> 00:23:40.070
  • "Hey Saul," when he's
  • 00:23:40.070 --> 00:23:41.210
  • real far away, you know,
  • 00:23:41.210 --> 00:23:42.200
  • for protection, right?
  • 00:23:42.200 --> 00:23:43.200
  • "Look what I've got in my hand."
  • 00:23:43.200 --> 00:23:45.290
  • He's like, "There's David,
  • 00:23:45.290 --> 00:23:46.150
  • there he is.
  • 00:23:46.150 --> 00:23:47.130
  • What's he holding up?"
  • 00:23:47.130 --> 00:23:48.270
  • He starts waving it.
  • 00:23:48.270 --> 00:23:50.140
  • Saul freaks out, grabs
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:51.020
  • his garment, "Oh," and he sees
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:52.170
  • where he cut off
  • 00:23:52.170 --> 00:23:53.190
  • part of his robe.
  • 00:23:53.190 --> 00:23:54.240
  • And he's like, "He was
  • 00:23:54.240 --> 00:23:56.110
  • that close to me.
  • 00:23:56.110 --> 00:23:57.080
  • This is a trained killer, was
  • 00:23:57.080 --> 00:24:00.030
  • within a foot of me, and he
  • 00:24:00.030 --> 00:24:02.100
  • didn't harm me.
  • 00:24:02.100 --> 00:24:02.250
  • And I've been trying to kill him
  • 00:24:02.250 --> 00:24:03.140
  • this whole time."
  • 00:24:03.140 --> 00:24:05.110
  • Look what he said.
  • 00:24:05.110 --> 00:24:06.160
  • David said, "Look, my father,
  • 00:24:06.160 --> 00:24:07.110
  • at what I have in my hand."
  • 00:24:07.110 --> 00:24:08.180
  • He said, "My father."
  • 00:24:08.180 --> 00:24:09.030
  • See how honoring he was towards
  • 00:24:09.030 --> 00:24:10.040
  • this king?
  • 00:24:10.040 --> 00:24:10.260
  • "It is a piece of the hem
  • 00:24:10.260 --> 00:24:11.250
  • of your robe!
  • 00:24:11.250 --> 00:24:12.150
  • I have cut it off, but I didn't
  • 00:24:12.150 --> 00:24:13.140
  • kill you.
  • 00:24:13.140 --> 00:24:14.010
  • This proves that I am not trying
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:15.040
  • to harm you and that I have not
  • 00:24:15.040 --> 00:24:16.150
  • sinned against you, even though
  • 00:24:16.150 --> 00:24:17.210
  • you have been hunting for me
  • 00:24:17.210 --> 00:24:19.060
  • to kill me."
  • 00:24:19.060 --> 00:24:20.100
  • Look what Saul said, "You are
  • 00:24:20.100 --> 00:24:21.240
  • a better man than I am, for you
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:23.050
  • have repaid me good for evil.
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:24.230
  • Yes, you have been
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:25.180
  • amazingly kind to me today,
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:27.110
  • for when the Lord put me
  • 00:24:27.110 --> 00:24:28.120
  • in a place where you could have
  • 00:24:28.120 --> 00:24:29.210
  • killed me, you didn't do it."
  • 00:24:29.260 --> 00:24:32.260
  • Wow, talk about being
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  • presidential.
  • 00:24:36.160 --> 00:24:39.060
  • There it is.
  • 00:24:39.060 --> 00:24:40.050
  • Number four, stay faithful
  • 00:24:40.050 --> 00:24:42.080
  • to God and let him fight
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:43.280
  • your battle for you.
  • 00:24:43.280 --> 00:24:46.090
  • Guys, as you write that down,
  • 00:24:46.090 --> 00:24:47.240
  • let me tell you something.
  • 00:24:47.240 --> 00:24:48.270
  • It's not about them, it's
  • 00:24:48.270 --> 00:24:51.060
  • about him.
  • 00:24:51.070 --> 00:24:54.070
  • Did you catch that?
  • 00:24:54.070 --> 00:24:55.210
  • It's not about them, it's
  • 00:24:55.210 --> 00:24:57.160
  • about him.
  • 00:24:57.160 --> 00:24:59.020
  • God loves you enough to let you
  • 00:24:59.020 --> 00:25:01.160
  • serve next to a crazy person.
  • 00:25:01.160 --> 00:25:04.120
  • God wants to develop you, but he
  • 00:25:04.120 --> 00:25:06.080
  • realized that it would take
  • 00:25:06.080 --> 00:25:07.030
  • three lifetimes to get all
  • 00:25:07.030 --> 00:25:08.080
  • that he wants to put in you.
  • 00:25:08.080 --> 00:25:09.160
  • "So instead, I'll
  • 00:25:09.160 --> 00:25:10.050
  • just turbo growth you,
  • 00:25:10.050 --> 00:25:11.010
  • and let you have to work
  • 00:25:11.010 --> 00:25:11.210
  • with someone that's psycho.
  • 00:25:11.210 --> 00:25:13.250
  • If I really wanted to develop
  • 00:25:13.250 --> 00:25:14.130
  • you fast, then I'll be harder
  • 00:25:14.130 --> 00:25:16.110
  • on you, more difficult,
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:18.060
  • more pain because nothing
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  • - Bil: Wow, God is awesome.
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:31.050
  • He is clearly moving today.
  • 00:25:31.050 --> 00:25:32.280
  • I got a question
  • 00:25:32.280 --> 00:25:33.220
  • I'd like to ask you.
  • 00:25:33.220 --> 00:25:34.200
  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
  • 00:25:34.200 --> 00:25:36.050
  • to receive Christ
  • 00:25:36.050 --> 00:25:36.280
  • as your Lord and Savior?
  • 00:25:36.280 --> 00:25:38.150
  • If you've never done so,
  • 00:25:38.150 --> 00:25:39.280
  • would you pray
  • 00:25:39.280 --> 00:25:40.140
  • this simple prayer with me?
  • 00:25:40.140 --> 00:25:41.130
  • This is actually how you
  • 00:25:41.130 --> 00:25:42.130
  • become a Christian.
  • 00:25:42.130 --> 00:25:43.290
  • You can pray with me right now.
  • 00:25:43.290 --> 00:25:45.110
  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
  • 00:25:45.110 --> 00:25:46.140
  • I realize I need you in my life.
  • 00:25:46.140 --> 00:25:49.020
  • I believe you died on the cross
  • 00:25:49.020 --> 00:25:50.170
  • to the pay the price
  • 00:25:50.170 --> 00:25:51.080
  • for all my sins, and that you
  • 00:25:51.080 --> 00:25:52.270
  • rose again from the grave,
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:54.130
  • proving that you're God.
  • 00:25:54.130 --> 00:25:55.260
  • And now I ask you,
  • 00:25:55.260 --> 00:25:56.240
  • I invite you to come
  • 00:25:56.240 --> 00:25:57.250
  • into my life, change me
  • 00:25:57.250 --> 00:25:59.130
  • from within, be my Lord
  • 00:25:59.130 --> 00:26:00.260
  • and be my Savior.
  • 00:26:00.260 --> 00:26:02.260
  • Thank you, Jesus,
  • 00:26:02.260 --> 00:26:03.200
  • for saving me."
  • 00:26:03.200 --> 00:26:05.130
  • If you just prayed that prayer,
  • 00:26:05.130 --> 00:26:06.120
  • we believe that Christ has come
  • 00:26:06.120 --> 00:26:07.130
  • into your life.
  • 00:26:07.130 --> 00:26:08.100
  • And that's what it means
  • 00:26:08.100 --> 00:26:09.090
  • to become a Christian.
  • 00:26:09.090 --> 00:26:10.110
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