Summary: David’s life shows how important our brokenness in confession and prayer is to God.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.”
Everything favored David’s success:
He was a brilliant organizer
He was a brilliant manager
He was a brilliant planner
He was a brilliant battlefield commander
He was also very human.
Three Major Failures in David’s Life
1. He was so involved in public pursuits that he lost control of his family.
2. He indulged himself in extravagant extremes of passion.
2 Samuel 7, 11
3. He became a victim of self-sufficiency and pride.
Three Lasting Lessons
I Prosperity and ease are perilous times, not merely blessings
II Gross sin is usually at the end of a long road, not a sudden act
III Confession and repentance help heal a wound, but they will never erase all the scars