When a man's arguments for sin are swept away, and he sees it as it is, he may well be filled with horror and disgust. E. M. Goulburn, Thoughts on Personal Religion, p. 68. People who pride themselves on being worldly-wise will tell you that a man's conscience does not trouble him until he is found out. This doctrine forms much of the very warp of the teaching of our Saviour and His Apostles. Church feels dull. Your trusted source of Christian resources since 1891, Sermon: When You Have Sinned - 2 Samuel 12, Psalm 51. “God an innocent must shed blood for You to forgive me. Heart wrenching consequences would follow, striking not only David and Bathsheba, but innocent people as well who knew nothing of David’s sin. 2 Samuel 11-12 New International Version (NIV) David and Bathsheba. (3) Punishment puts our repentance to the proof. Used by Permission. Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Mrs. Barnett would silently flag the attention of someone passing by, and point them to words which had been stenciled on the glass, “Air Your Dirty Laundry. Sin cannot be forgiven without the shedding of blood. Plausible deniability, displacement of blame, attacking the critic, or some other tactic is the common method of operation when you’re caught. Uriah would receive a hero’s funeral. (1) Observe that the Scripture narrative does not exaggerate and does not extenuate. God enlarges a thorough repentance with His free and instant forgiveness, and crowns it with swift peace, soul-enlargement, and hallowed progress. The NY Times reported something unusual that happened at 112 West 44th Street in Manhattan last year. I want this to be useful for Your purposes so that I can say to someone thinking like I was thinking, ‘Man, it’s not worth it. We saw a “bed and breakfast” sign and traveled along the country road until we found the place -- a very quaint farm. It clothes it in self-sacrifice. It is a character into which enter those qualities that make true and robust manliness in all the ages and throughout the world; independence, intelligence, and the love cf struggle. To which Nathan responded, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you will not die. David: A Man After God’s Own Heart Series – Sermon #12 . 11 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent … The horror is no subject for a careless sneer, but for awe and reverence. iii., p. 705. In the sermon tonight, we follow one of the Homeric, heroic characters of the Word of God, an unusual man, a man of tremendous courage and valor. II. When Nathan was sent to David, he spoke five distinct prophecies, not only "Thou shalt not die," but four others also, and these of a very different tenor; and all of them were alike fulfilled. He came upon them for specific works that fit God’s purposes. Sermon Why God Makes It Hard When It Ought to be Easy. Uriah’s sense of duty was too strong. The law of Moses did prescribe four-fold restitution for the sheep (Exod. Executives and street people; couriers and secretaries; shoppers and joggers would pause to write down their sins and secrets, seal it in the envelope, and hand it to Laura Barnett. The first lesson from the story is that prosperous times are perilous times. Hyssop was a little herb that the Jews would dip in blood for use in ritual cleansing. All this teaches us that "wherewithal a man sinneth, by the same also shall he be punished." Note the darkness of heart which sin brings over its servants. And he came to him, and said to him: There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. III. Free!”She would extend a clipboard with a blank sheet of paper and an envelope stamped with the word “secret” to any takers. II. We must not forget the perils of advancing years. In these grand, simple words "put away," what immeasurable distances lie! iv., p. 29. I. Forgiveness does not mean impunity. There was bloodshed in David's. The David of the Old Testament and the Peter of the New were alike keen, impetuous, high-wrought. Our failure is not to be the end of the story. Do not miss this lesson—the ignoble servitude to men in which the sinner is very often through his sin entangled. When he asks to be for sins to be erased and that he be washed and cleansed, he cries out for God’s work in him to be done. For well-nigh a whole year David has lain in his sin, and yet all the while his conscience is in a deathlike sleep, so that it needs a thunder-voice from heaven, the rebuke of a prophet, to rouse him from this lethargy. Age has its dangers not less than youth. Has God written me off? It simply lets the story unfold – his life as a shepherd, his loyalty to Saul, spectacular victories on the battlefield and equally spectacular failures at home. 22:1), but not the death of the one who took it. It was the perfect plan. Walk with David the sinner and you will find that God is closer than you think when you’ve blown it big time. M. Taylor, David King of Israel, p. 210. 2 Samuel Overview, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references Let’s read 2 Samuel 12:15-23, “And Nathan departed unto unto his house.And the LORD struck the child, that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick. The strength of David's confession lay in the three words "against the Lord." There would seem to be in the very heart of the expression a recognition that their fathers were still in existence in some state or other. II. There is a better way.”. After being blessed by the Lord in many ways; after reaching the pinnacle of success; after leading his nation to peace, prosperity and power, David fell into deep, dark, despicable and disgusting sin. He got away with it. The true soldier aims to be faithful unto death. Right here, centuries before the cross, we find a veiled reference to Christ crucified. 5-28-61 7:30 p.m. “I want to see SUVS explode. | 587 … David prayed even though Nathan the prophet told him his child was going to die because of David's sin (2 Sam 12:14). Like David, we all have something that we deeply regret, are ashamed of, are embarrassed about, something that has changed us. 2 Samuel 12:1-14.—Parker, vol. 2 Samuel 12:4 The mixture of gold and clay of which our nature is composed is nowhere so strikingly displayed as in the constant tendency of men to conceive lofty purposes, and then to attain them by mean and sordid methods. He was punished as long as he lived, and as long as he lived he repented of those sins and humbled himself under the consciousness of them. There seems no preparation, no warning. (1) Punishment deepens both our sense of sin and our hatred of it. "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.". That thing you stole. He had sex with another man’s wife, lied, betrayed, and murdered. There is real charity in the impulse of the rich man in Samuel, there is essential meanness in his act. David's Child Dies Series. Want to get in touch? Cox, Expositions. IV. His goodness is not denied because of his sin, nor is his sin because of his goodness. Some of them are silly; some of them are terrible. They are with the Lord, and they are there in a family relation. (2) Being judgmental of others. Victims of sexual abuse can often feel overlooked, isolated, and ashamed. Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 28, 2020. based on 1 rating. I. The greater grace of God triumphs over the great sin of David in making it contributive to his spiritual enlargement, the clearing and expansion of his conceptions of sin, of responsibility, of the personality of God, and of holiness.