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Saints Get Discouraged. 1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren , be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Feel unappreciated: ( my beloved brethren )

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Saints get discouraged

Saints Get Discouraged

  • 1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vainin the Lord.

  • Feel unappreciated: (mybeloved brethren)

  • Feel unsustainable: (stedfast, unmoveable)

  • Feel unprofitable: (abounding)

  • We need to keep on battling worldliness withzeal and works that are right Titus 2:11-14


Sons of zeruiah

Sons of Zeruiah

  • David’s sister (1 Chr. 2:16) had 3 sons

  • Asahel: zeal without the skill 2 Sam. 2:17-23

  • Rom. 10:1-3 zeal without knowledge

  • Joab: skill without the zeal 2 Sam. 18:5, 14

  • Abishai: example for Christian warfare

  • First mentioned while David is a fugitive

  • 1 Sam. 26:6-11 (zeal: always abounding)

  • Zeal tempered with obedience to David


The example of abishai

The Example of Abishai

  • Similar zeal and obedience with Shimea

    • 2 Sam. 16:9-12 fleeing from Absalom

    • 2 Sam. 19:21-23 restored to the throne

  • Stood by his king in the highs and the lows (steadfast in his service and his desire)

  • Contrast to Joab (David sought alliance)

  • Amasa (Absalom’s) 2 Sam. 19:13, 20:9-10

  • Abishai still obeyed David 2 Sam. 20:4-6


The example of abishai1

The Example of Abishai

  • Last recorded detailed event: 2 Sam. 21:15-17

    • Saves David by killing Ishbi-benob

  • In battle with Absalom: 2 Sam. 18:1-3

  • Fought against Saul, Absalom, Syria, Ammon, and the Philistines (immovable)

  • Hatred of enemies did not seem to taint his loyalty to David 2 Sam. 3:27, 30

  • Luke 9:51-56 rejection of Jesus

  • Desire to do good, Wisdom to know good


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