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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


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