David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

Series 7

Episode 5

Prologue

Brothers and Sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always. David was a man after God’s heart. He is also our good example. As a warrior and a king, he had to handle many matters, yet his eyes always beheld God. He always realized God’s love and always set God before him. He would not forget God’s abundant grace. Without the Lord, how can we handle so many difficulties and challenges in life? We need to learn from David’s example, and always let the Lord and His love affect us.

Message

David is a very good example for us. He was never idle or had nothing to do. He had to fight battles, and later on he had to take care of many things for his nation. When he was young, he was a shepherd. He had more time and was able to lay a good foundation. But after he defeated Goliath, he was persecuted and pursued by King Saul. During this period of time, he faced many troubles. Yet, it was good for him, as when he was hiding in caves, he had more time in solitude. He even wrote some psalms in caves. All in all, his life was not smooth; he had many difficulties and had to take care of many things. But what did he say? Psalm 25:15 says, “My eyes are ever toward the Lord…” This was David. Had he not seen the Lord, how could he have faced so many challenges, temptations and difficulties? Impossible!

Likewise, without the Lord, where do we find strength to face all the difficulties in our life? There are so many things that can disturb us. The devil always disturbs you through many things. We are weak. Even the most trivial or the unnecessary things can disturb us and affect our mood. There is no other way out but to rely on the Lord. If we don’t rely on the Lord, even the most minor things will affect us. It’s so precious that we have the Lord, or else we can’t survive. We need to be humble and realize that we really need Him so much.

Psalms 26:3 says, “For Your steadfast love is before my eyes.” David’s eyes always beheld the Lord. Psalms 16:8 reads, “I have set the Lord always before me.” This is how David lived his life. The steadfast love of the Lord was before his eyes always. Is the Lord’s love always before your eyes? The two diamond hymns (Who Affects the Father the Most & Love Like a Rainbow), are there to  help you to always set the Lord and Abba’s love before you.

Why did the Israelites perish? It’s because they forgot about God’s grace. You can refer to Jeremiah chapter 2 and 3 and Psalms 78, where they said the Israelites forgot such great wonders of God. It’s not that  they lost their memories, which is forgivable if that’s the case. How could they forget such great miracles like crossing the Red Sea? They forgot the wonders that God had done. On the contrary, David was very different. He reminded himself, “My soul, forget not all His benefits.” (Ps. 103:2) You should not forget God’s grace either. God gives us memory so that we can recall our past experiences even after many years. Recalling those experiences are helpful to us. If you don’t think about them, they won’t affect you.

The Bible tells us to forget what lies behind but it doesn’t mean we should also forget about all His grace! The past experiences are to help you today, but don’t let the past harm you; we should not think of the things of the past if they cannot benefit us. On the other hand, don’t forget His grace. Let your heart be touched by grace and then you will love God. Also, you will understand His grace more and more. His love is always before you. Thus, you let Him and His love influence you, which are the greatest realities.

Series 7

Message Date: 2020-01-26

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Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See

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How to Live a Life of Faith

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The Importance of the Mind

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David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

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Introduction

01 Introduction of Treasures for the Soul

Series 1: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord

1.1 The Most Blessed Generation
1.2 Message from John the Baptist
1.3 Abide in the Lord Always
1.4 Abide in the Lord’s Love at All Times
1.5 The Lord Speaks to Us and Helps Us in Our Hearts

Series 2: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout this Year

2.1 God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts
2.2 To Be Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout the Year
2.3 Our Spirits can Feel God and Have Fellowship with Him
2.4 The Importance of Peace
2.5 Our Spirits Need the Words of God
2.6 Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

Series 3: Let Our Hearts be Influenced

3.1 The World Needs People Who Deeply Experience God
3.2 Just as His Anointing 
Has Taught You, 
Abide in the Lord
3.3 Be Influenced 
by the Lord Throughout 
this Year

Series 4: The Importance of Peace

4.1 Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart
4.2 Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled, Neither Let Them be Afraid.
4.3 How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

Series 5: Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

5.1 Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him
5.2 How to Worship God with Our Spirit
5.3 Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes
5.4 Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself
5.5 The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”
5.6 Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

Series 6: Live out the Life of being Heart to Heart with the Lord

6.1 Living a life of union with the Lord in a stable pattern every day
6.2 Enjoying the Lord and not being disturbed
6.3 The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

Series 7

7.1 Learn to Protect Our Spirits From Virus Prevention
7.2 Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See
7.3 How to Live a Life of Faith
7.4 The Importance of the Mind
7.5 David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

Series 8: During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

8.1 The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood
8.2 The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most
8.3 Love Encounters
8.4 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing
8.5 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)
8.6 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

Series 16: We Have Come to Mount Zion and the Heavenly Jerusalem

16.1 See that the Lord is at the right hand of the Father
16.2 Coming to Mount Zion (1): the meaning of Mount Sinai
16.3 Coming to Mount Zion (2): the difficulty in forgiveness of sins
16.4 Coming to Mount Zion (3): to Live in Grace
16.5 Having Come to the Heavenly Jerusalem
16.6 What is in the heavenly Jerusalem (1)?

Series 9: Being Heart to Heart with the Father

9.1 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 1)
9.2 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 2)

Series 10

10.1 The Love Desire in the Depths of Abba and the Lord’s hearts
10.2 Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life
10.3 The Lord Came to Manifest the Father’s Name
10.4 The Father Sent His Only Begotten Son
10.5 Reminders on enjoying heart to heart with the Father
10.6 The Father’s Desire for Me is Forever Steadfast

Series 11

11.1 The preciousness of the Letter to Philemon
11.2 The most profitable; the most accepted.
11.3 Charge That to My Account
11.4 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (1)
11.5 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)
11.6 We are the Lord’s darling love

Series 12

12.1 The Lord’s Words at the Last Supper
12.2 Apart from the Lord, we can do nothing.
12.3 What is true faith?
12.4 Look upon the Lord in glory
11.5 Trust and Peace (1)
12.6 Trust and Peace (2)

Series 13: The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility

13.3 The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 2)

Series 14: Manifold evidence

14.1 How does the infinite Lord see us?
14.2 We are the ultimate and final love of the Lord
14.3 The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us
14.4 The Lord’s manifold love evidence (Part 1)
14.5 The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 2

Series 15: Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

15.1 We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith
15.2 His Words Abide In Us
15.3 Live With The Lord
15.4 Seek The Things That Are Above
15.5 Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings
15.6 Guard And Uplift Our Mind

Series 17: Know that the Church is the Firstborn

17.1 Know that the church is the firstborn
17.2 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 1)
17.3 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 2)
17.4 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 1)
17.5 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 2)

Series 18: The Blessings to be the First Born

18.1 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 1)
18.2 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 2)
18.3 To be united with the Lord and become the Firstborn
18.4 The Lord is the Firstborn
18.5 The Blessing of the Firstborn: Kingship
18.6 The Blessing of the Firstborn: a Double Portion of the Blessings

Series 19: Coming to Mount Zion to Appear Before God

19.1 The Lord is the way, and the truth, and the life
19.2 Live in Grace. Enjoy the Father and the Lord
19.3 Mind the things that are above (1)
19.4 Mind the things that are above (2)
19.5 Appear before God in Mount Zion

Series 20: The final destination of our spirit and eternity is the heavenly Jerusalem

20.1 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (1)
20.2 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (2)
20.3 The Lord Becomes the Way so that We can Come Before God with Confidence
20.4 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (1)
20.5 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

Series 21: Live Out the Life of the Firstborn: Be A Priest

21.1 The Father made the Lord the High Priest
21.2 Priesthood: One of the Blessings of the Firstborn
21.4 The Precedents of Priests in the Bible (2)

Series 22: When Believers Die, They Will Go to the Heavenly Jerusalem

22.1 The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (1)
The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (2)
The Spirits of the Righteous Made Perfect

Series 23: New Jerusalem is a real city

God has prepared a heavenly home for us
Is the heavenly new Jerusalem a real city?
New Jerusalem is a real city (1)