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Summary: How sin eventually evolves into outright rebellion

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The Evolution of Rebellion

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Psalm 19: 1-6 – General Revelation

Psalm 19: 7-10 – Specific Revelation

Psalm 19: 10-11 – Transitional Truth

Psalm 19:12 – 14 – Spiritual Revelation

Every sin has in it the very venom of rebellion

1. Who can understand his error?

2. Cleanse me from my secret fault

3. Keep back thy servant from

presumptuous sin

Presumptuous Sin has one or more of these elements to it

1. Sin committed willfully against manifest light and knowledge

 Our own conscience

 Admonition of family and friends

 Voice of God

 Circumstances of life speaking to you

 Watching others

 God fingers it in your life

 Your own oaths and vows

2. Deliberation

 The lust that tempts is not a passer-by but a lodger at home.

3. Matter of design

 Deliberation of the sin has the motive of throwing it in the face of God. Does not have to be done with this motive as the intent.

4. Through a hardihood of fancied strength of mind

 I know how far I can go

 I’m not like those

 I can handle it

 Pride has fed our ego that we think we can go just far enough not to prevent ruin

Keep back thy servant from presumptuous sin!

Curb your servant, keep him back or he will wander to

the edge of the precipice of sin

4. Let them not have dominion over me.

 Sin now has gone from a disobedient act to a deep-seated strong hold that has perverted our thinking, distorted our beliefs and changed our personality.

Help me not to get to this state is the cry of the Psalmist.

 David understood the progression of sin from the error state as it matures and grows and eventually gives birth to the great transgression.

 David allowed sin into his life and it grew and matured to a place where it had the mastery of him and was controlling his life.

 What he would do next would determine if he would become rebellious and lawless or a broken delivered man.

Psalm 51 was written in David’s repentant state

Unfortunately when we allow sin to get its roots in this deep there sometimes comes with it unreversable or life long consequences.

Consequences of sin

Immediate – His son’s death

Long Term – The sword and turmoil in

his family forever

Effects the innocent – The child and his

yet to be family

This whole situation was a designed plot of Satan to destroy the “Man after God’s own Heart”. Obviously it turned out but not without a high price.

We traced the sin of David from a seemingly harmless error and watched its progression grow to an overwhelming bondage. A strong hold so deep in his life it drove him to commit adultery, to lie, be deceptive, be devious, plot murder and create a believable cover-up.

What David didn’t realize is that although he found immediate forgiveness excepted the consequences of his sin he allowed a cursed seed to be sown that would show up in a later generation a seed of rebellion and lawlessness.

The Evolution of Rebellion

Absalom – Son of Peace

3rd son of David to Maacah daughter of Talmai King of Geshur

A wife based on a political alliance with a nation northeast of the Sea of Galilee. Most likely while David was in exile from Saul.

Chileab the 2nd oldest died young and left Absalom second in line to Amnon

Rebellion can be a characteristic passed down as an iniquity in seed form to future generations and not necessarily be a characteristic that manifests in your lifetime.

 David was a man after God’s own heart

 David also had serious issues

 Lust being one of them

 At the time of David’s sin with Bathsheba he already had 6 sons by 6 wives he had taken while in Hebron not including any concubines he may have had. He had 10 of them while in Jerusalem before Absalom’s rebellion.

 Absalom was obviously a young child or even a teenager when all this was happening

 Rebellion did not manifest within David because when he was confronted with his sin he became a broken man.

 True Repentance - David after his repentance did not take another wife and even another concubine. Towards the end of his years when his circulation was poor and they brought a virgin to him to keep him warm he did not have intimate relations with her.

 Although the bondage did not manifest into full blown rebellion. The iniquity was passed on the tendency of sexual sin and rebellion was passed on through the curse and seed. The curse causeless shall not come. Proverbs 26:2

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