Summary: This message deals with David & Nathan.
THE HULK & GUILT
BIBLICAL STUDY: DAVID & NATHAN
TOPIC: SEX & OTHER STUFF
RECAP: Go over the information that was taught last week when David made the decision to sin with Uriah the Hitite’s wife name Bathsheba.
INTRO: Who like the Incredible Hulk? I do. I don’t like the modern version, I like the old TV version where David Banner always tells people “don’t make me angry, you won’t like me when I’m angry.” Though this superhero could assign himself with a lesson on anger, if you watch his character closely, we notice something. And that is whenever he comes to, he usually feels guilty for the things he has done.
TRANSITION: Last week we left off the saga of David right after he committed murder to cover up his own sin. Let’s turn back there for today.
11:26 When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband Uriah was dead, she mourned for him. 11:27 When the time of mourning passed, David had her brought to his palace. She became his wife and she bore him a son. But what David had done upset the LORD.
12:1 So the LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to David, Nathan said, “There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor. 12:2 The rich man had a great many flocks and herds. 12:3 But the poor man had nothing except for a little lamb he had acquired. He raised it, and it grew up alongside him and his children. It used to eat his food, drink from his cup, and sleep in his arms. It was just like a daughter to him.
12:4 “When a traveler arrived at the rich man’s home, he did not want to use one of his own sheep or cattle to feed the traveler who had come to visit him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and cooked it for the man who had come to visit him.”
12:5 Then David became very angry at this man. He said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! 12:6 Because he committed this cold-hearted crime, he must pay for the lamb four times over!”
12:7 Nathan said to David, “You are that man! This is what the LORD God of Israel says: ‘I chose you to be king over Israel and I rescued you from the hand of Saul. 12:8 I gave you your master’s house, and put your master’s wives into your arms. I also gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all that somehow seems insignificant, I would have given you so much more as well! 12:9 Why have you shown contempt for the word of the LORD by doing evil in my sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and you have taken his wife as your own! You have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 12:10 So now the sword will never depart from your house. For you have despised me by taking the wife of Uriah the Hittite as your own!’ 12:11 This is what the LORD says: ‘I am about to bring disaster on you from inside your own household! Right before your eyes I will take your wives and hand them over to your companion. He will have sexual relations with your wives in broad daylight! 12:12 Although you have acted in secret, I will do this thing before all Israel, and in broad daylight.’”
12:13 Then David exclaimed to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD!”
I. THE END (BUT SIN NEVER ENDS)
BIBLE VERSES: Proverbs 6:27-29
Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife: no one who touches her will go unpunished.
BATHSHEBA: Open ended question: Why take Bathsheba into his house? Answers vary.
A. Maybe he was afraid she would talk?
B. Maybe he wanted to be seen as a hero in the eyes of society (taking in pregnant lady)?
C. Maybe his lust for her was still present?
D. Maybe he felt sorry for her and didn’t want her to be a widow?
E. Maybe he wanted the child to grow up well?
Regardless, he thinks the event is over. He thinks that no one knows about his sin.
THERE REALLY IS NO END: People who commit drastic sins early in life (adultery, murder, rape, etc), if NOT found guilty, tend to carry that along with them and develop psychological problems later in life. Though much depression, bipolar, etc is arguably inheritable or even developed. A lot of in my opinion is caused by sin that has not been repented of—not been found out.