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25. DIRECT DEALIXG WITH GOD IN PRAYER
WHAT DAVID SAID IN HIS HEART.
PREACHED AT REGENT SQUARE CHURCH,
ON SABBATH MORNING, NOVEMBER 9TH, 1890,
REV. JOHN MCNEILL.
TEXT.–1 Samuel xxvii. 1.
“ DAVID said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul : there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines.” We find David here where the Word of God allows us occasionally to find some of God's best and greatest servants. Lest they should feel exalted above measure, they were brought down into great depths, and made to dwell in dark places many a time. And I suppose, lest we also, reading their lives, if there had been no such record as this, lest we might be depressed by seeing how unshaken was their strength and courage, even in the darkest hours, the Word of God shows us carefully that they were men of like passions with ourselves, even the brightest and best of these sons of the morning.” Elijah lies down under a juniper-tree, fleeing from the curse of a woman-he who has withstood
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