Summary: Fair well with God by doing his will
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2nd Samuel 11---------------------18
1 David needed the front lines.
Ch.11:1And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
Supervise the battle
Strengthen his brethren
Not subjected to the bathing beauty.
2. Bath-Sheba Nudity
Nudity fosters the fleshly desires
Ch . 11:2And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
Strips the person of willpower to resist
Starts the fires of passion to burn out of control
Scars both parties permanently
3. Never regained his dignity
Ch.15:13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.
14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
Lost of self respect
Let son run without restraint
Learned sorrow without remedy
4.News of Amnons sin a shocker
Ch.13:1And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
The Devil will supply a
Partner to practice sin
A place you think is private
5.His next sin murder
Ch. 13:29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled.
30 And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.
Plot of death
Pleasure turned to horror
6 Nasty Death
Ch 18:9And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.
His brutal murder
His broken father
He blamed himself
7. Neglecting your salvation
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Position keeps some from trusting Christ
Pleasures keep some from trusting
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