Summary: David has had a spiritual heart attack caused by sin so he now needs to be confronted by God’s messenger so he can come back to life. Love motivated god to send Nathan no hatred so that David could be revived from the impact of sin.

Lessons from David pt 6

“A Fallen King pt b”

David’s sin came because he stopped doing what he was supposed to be doing, because he did not listen to the warnings, he allowed sin into his home and he tried to cover sin up with more sin.

A nobody became a somebody who became a fugitive who then became a king and then forgot that he was accountable to God for all his actions!

Scripture Text: 2 Samuel 11

Summary of last week’s message:

The last few weeks we have been studying the life of David. We discovered that a nobody became a somebody, a somebody became a fugitive, a fugitive became king and the king grew the kingdom and now the king falls into sin because he thought he was somebody special and above the law of God.

Swindoll states, The Bible never flatters its heroes. All the men and women of Scripture have feet made of clay, and when the Holy Spirit paints a portrait of their lives, He’s a very realistic artist. He doesn’t ignore, deny, or overlook the dark side. Personally, when I step into this chapter in David’s life, I am forever grateful that God has finished writing Scripture. There is not a person I know who would want to have his failures and vices recorded for all generations to read and discuss and make movies about and write books on and preach sermons on down through the centuries “(David, 179).

MacDonald states, “We can be thankful that Scripture deals openly with failure. The defects of the saints are not edited out. The dark sides of people who made a difference in their generations are there for all to see: King David’s adultery and murderous scheming, Elijah’s loss of nerve, Jonah’s vindictive spirit.”

What causes leaders in the Kingdom of God to fall?

Answer: They quit guarding their hearts 4 ways!

• The 1st thing to guard against is to make sure you are where God wants you to be at all times (2 Samuel 11: 1, 2).

• The 2nd thing to guard against is the attitude of not being willing to hear the warnings of those who are around you (2 Samuel 11: 2, 3).

• The 3rd aspect to guard yourself against and watch out for is that when you open the door for sin into your house it will come in like a flood (2 Samuel 11: 4-26).

• The 4th point to guard yourself against is that if you try to cover it up – God promises to expose you (2 Samuel 11: 27; Luke 12:1-3).

The Bible is about real life. It shows us the good with the bad. This is was God’s intention was when He had it penned for us. We need to use it to grow in life because it is filled with wisdom and insight. It will give us insight and direction in what to do and what not to do. If we learn its lessons well then we will save ourselves a lot of heartache.

T.S. – When we discover that we have fallen prey to the deception of sin we end up experiencing the domino effect. When we find ourselves spinning out of control we need to take the steps necessary to bring revival to our lives.

Scripture Text: 2 Samuel 12

Nathan Rebukes David

The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.

The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle,

but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.

“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!

He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.

I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.

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