In this sermon, Rev. C.H. Spurgeon explores the last words of King David in 2 Samuel 23:5. David reflects on the sorrow in his house, his confidence in the covenant, and the satisfaction in his heart. This study guide will help you dive deeper into the message of the sermon, reflect on Christ and his goodness, and apply the sermon to your own life.
- What does it mean for David to say, “Although my house be not so with God”?
- How does David’s experience of sorrow in his house relate to our own experiences of trials and troubles in our families?
- What does it mean for the covenant to be divine in its origin? How does this give us confidence and assurance?
- How does the everlasting nature of the covenant bring us comfort and security?
- What does it mean for the covenant to be ordered in all things? How does this show God’s wisdom and sovereignty?
- How does the covenant satisfy our salvation and desires? How does it provide us with true and lasting fulfillment?
- How can we apply the message of this sermon to our own lives? How can we find comfort and assurance in the covenant of God?
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for the message of this sermon and for the reminder of your everlasting covenant. We confess that our houses are not always so with you, and we face trials and troubles in our families. But we find comfort and assurance in the covenant you have made with us. Help us to trust in your divine origin, your everlasting nature, and your perfect order. May we find satisfaction in our salvation and desires through the covenant. We pray that you would apply the message of this sermon to our lives and help us to reflect on Christ and his goodness. In Jesus’ name, amen.