Summary: IF WE ASK FOR FORGIVENSS GOD WILL FORGIVE
Do you think you are too bad to be forgiven?
I want to talk about hate forgiveness this morning. We live in a world that is totally turned upside down. Right is wrong, wrong is right. We are no longer innocent till proving guilt, we are guilty to we our proven innocent. So our minds all twisted in what to believe. Are we too bad to be forgiven, have we done things to wrong that we can never be forgiven. Do we curse people, and say I hope they rot in hell. The word of God says no. If you are holding hate in your heart, hate, it is a sin. God says we need to forgive, you don’t have to go back into relationship with that person, but we need to forgive, if we don’t we are no better than they are. Sometimes we have to love at a distance. See the thing we forget is we are to love the sinner the hate the sin. When satan has his claws into someone he can manipulate them to do what he wants them to do. As a child of God we can be oppressed but not possessed. There’s been a lot of people in history that have done a lot of bad things that have been forgiven. I’m going to give you some examples this morning. I want you to think on this very hard, for this is God’s word. Here is a list of some of them. One of the greatest kings, King David. The great apostles Paul. Another apostle Peter. Rahab the prostitute. An the prodigal son.
Just remember Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Let’s look at , King David. King David was a man after God’s heart. David was raised a shepherd. He always trusted in God, he knew God had his back. Then one day David was tempted and lust filled his heart. We have to remember the faith of the day is not the faith of tomorrow. We can be on top of the world one day and at the bottom to very next. But when satan tempted David with lust, he looked from his rooftop and seen Bathsheba bathing he wanted her. Lust took over his heart, he had her brought to him and he lay with her and she became pregnant. Uriah was her husband. He was one of his David’s mighty warriors. David sent for him to come home from battle. And told him he needed to spend some time with his wife. Hoping to cover-up the pregnancy .So Uriah and everyone else would think the child was his. But Uriah could not bring himself to be with his wife. So the only thing left for David to do. Was to have him killed. Which was murdered premeditated murder to cover sin. And After Uriah death he took Bathsheba for his wife. Now you would think God would not have anything to do with him. But that’s not how God works, if we truly in our heart turn our life back to him and asked for forgiveness and truly mean it. He will take us back. But there’s always consequences for the things we’ve done. And there were consequences for David’s sins. in II Samuel 12:
And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to David, and said, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
The rich man had many flocks and herds:
But the poor man had nothing, save one little lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the traveler that was come unto him; instead he took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And you know what ,David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. And then David got the shock of his life.
Nathan said to David, Thou art this man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.