A REGRETFUL PAST FOR DAVID.
David’s sin is recorded in Chapter one of the second book of Samuel. His sin, mentioned in this Chapter, marks a sorrowful turning point in David’s life and for Israel.
Idle David, after a nap, was wandering on the rooftop of his palace. His eyes lighted upon a beautiful woman bathing out in the open. Immediately she arose in him an intense sexual passion. Forgetting all that he knew from God, he greatly desired her. This woman was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.
So David sent messengers for her to come to him, and he slept with her. (David made all the moves in this affair!) He already knew what the Lord said against this sinful act.
He already knew she was the wife of Uriah, yet he gave way to his sexual craving. This affair of David, in his mind, was only a one-night affair and would be kept secret and soon forgotten by the few that knew.
Bathsheba discovered that she was with child and sent him a message saying, “Oh David, I am pregnant.” David’s sin leads to an even worse evil, MURDER! Yes, the murder of her ‘mighty man of valor,’ Uriah.
For an independent study, please read the second book of Samuel.
Chapter eleven is followed by chapters 12:1-24.
Most preachers, when they preach on David, always seem to center upon his sin with Bathsheba and not upon the man after God’s OWN 💓 HEART.
Critics say, “There’s your great hero. What a good character he is!”
People often ask, how can we reconcile this shameful act of David with the Bible statement that God himself declared him to be, “A man after God’s own Heart.” I Sam 13:14. Acts 8:22.
Isn’t this true of men today? It is much easier to hone in on People’s failures, mistakes, and sins than to praise and commend their qualities.
Have you been a victim of such criticism? Yet, we cannot excuse David for behaving the way he did. We must see David not through the eyes of judgment and condemnation but in fairness to his faith and obedience toward God for many years and his general uprightness, his generous heartedness, his high-principled conduct, and his ardent spiritual aspirings, which broadly characterize his whole life.
Then we must take his REPENTANCE into account.
He was never more stricken and brought by low by self-condemnation and Godly contrition than was David after his sin. Notice Psalm 51.
Here we see the expression of sorrow for corruption after the visit of Nathan the prophet. Imagine the pain of the sword that cut through his heart when Nathan said, “you are the one.”
“YOU, DAVID, ARE THE MAN.”
God smote David’s conscience. David already knew that he gave birth to sin as his conscience witnessed it.
My whole body is affected when I sin, such as an upset stomach, heart palpitations, and less energy, and of course, I have no peace. No, I don’t lose my Salvation, But I break fellowship with the One I Love, so I keep short accounts with God by repenting my sin. How does sin affect you?
Proverbs 6:32, “WHOEVER COMMITS ADULTERY WITH A WOMAN LACKS UNDERSTANDING: HE THAT DOES IT DESTROYS HIS SOUL.” (and body).
David’s true repentance showed his perspective toward it was God’s attitude.
We must judge his character in the light of his culture and times.
Judged by the moral standards of his day, he stood head and shoulders above his people, especially when compared to the Kings of that day. Not that this Excuses him.
The extravagant sensual INDULGENCE of the Kings in the ancient culture was notorious; they could have any woman they chose without questions or condemnation.
We must look at David’s inner life as revealed in the Psalms.
In Samuel and Chronicles, we see the man outwardly, but the Psalms reveal his 💓Heart.
We are warned in the Word of God, Guard YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE, FOR OUT OF IT FLOWS THE ISSUES OF LIFE” Prov 4:23
“YOUR WORD I HAVE HIDDEN IN MY HEART THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU” Psl 119:11.
WE MUST TAKE CARE!
Pray,” Lord, keep me from sin and temptation. Deliver me from the evil one.”
AS A CHRISTIAN, YOU MAY HAVE WANDERED AWAY FROM GOD.
THEN YOU MUST: REPENT (change your thinking, then ask God for forgiveness).
THEN YOU CAN BE RESTORED AND LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
REST IN HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.
GOD IS SO WILLING AND READY TO FORGIVE YOUR SIN THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. 1John1:9.
CHRIST, HIS BELOVED SON, PAID THE PENALTY FOR YOUR SIN BY GIVING HIS LIFE AS A PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR EVERY SIN YOU HAVE COMMITTED.
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THAT YOU ARE SAVED. THEN ASK THE LORD JESUS TO SAVE YOUR SOUL.
YOU MUST REPENT OF YOUR SIN ( change your mind realizing that you must turn from it and walk in the opposite direction).
NOW REST IN THE TRUTH OF YOUR SALVATION, ACCORDING TO GODS PRECIOUS WORD.
“WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.” You possess eternal life. Romans 10:13.
Please pray this prayer of Salvation.
Lord Jesus, I come before You. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and believe you died for me and rose from the dead. Please forgive me and come and live in my heart. Empower me with your Spirit to live a satisfying life for You. Amen.
Now you are saved! He promised never to leave or forsake you. May the Lord richly bless you and keep you in his loving care.
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What a Saviour we have in Jesus Heather!
It’s comforting to know that when we err we can come to Him, tell Him all about what we did that did not glorify Him in words, thoughts or actions (repent) & ask His forgiveness.
Being assured He is quick to forgive those who humble themselves before His throne of Grace!
Blessings sweet friend, Jennifer