Victory and Vice Part 3 “How Can I Handle The Success Of Others”

How to Handle the Success of Others

All of us have lives filled with both ______________ and _________.

Sometimes a victory/vice makes a _____________.  Other times a victory/vice spoils a _____________.

David’s great success directly impacts two people, __________ and ________________.

How do I handle the success of others?

Poorly handling the _____________ of others can lead to ________________ for us.

  1. I let love ______________.
  2. 1 Samuel 18:1, Saul’s Growing Fear of David

    18 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.

    20:17 17 And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.

Saul’s relationship with David was not characterized      by love, but by _________, ____________ and _______________.

1 Samuel 18:7-9

As they danced, they sang:

“Saul has slain his thousands,
    and David his tens of thousands.”

Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.

Saul liked David for what he ________, instead of for          who he _____________.

Perfect love casts out ____________.

1 John 1:18 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us

If we let love rule, we put ourselves in position to           ______________ from what God is doing, even when God             is not doing what we want.

  1. I let God _____________.
  2. 1 Samuel 20:4,   Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you want me to do, I’ll do for you.”
  3. 23:17   “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 

Saul had to ______________ to the kingdom.  Jonathan          was willing to let the kingdom ________.

Jonathan did not have to be ___________ to be         __________________.

Can I be ______________ and still be _________________?

Though someone else is having greater ______________,     God doesn’t love me any _____________.

God rewards _________________, not _________________.

It is not a sin to ____________ to be noticed and        appreciated.  It is a sin to _______________ to be noticed             and appreciated.

Will you let love ___________ and will you let God ____________?