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Summary: Some of the "kingdoms" of our lives can wait until the things that are truly important are taken care of.

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"When The Kingdom Waited"

Scripture Text: II Sam. 12:13-23

This portion of scripture follows up the story in chapter 11 of the sin of adultery and then murder that David committed to take Bathsheba as his wife...

As human beings if we were to put a grade of sinfulness we would have to rate these two sins as the lowest of the low...

Here was a man who saw someone he wanted, and did everything within his power, and he had a lot of it as king, to obtain what he wanted, even to the point of committing murder...

But David was a man that though he sinned greatly, he was forgiven by God in spite of it all...

But we see in this portion of scripture today, that even though there was forgiveness of sin, great trial came to the house of David as a result of his sin...

First of all today we see in verses 13,14

I. THE PROBLEM OF SIN

In vs. 13 we read that David clearly had been forgiven of the sin that the Prophet Nathan confronted him with...

Before that, David thought it had been shoved under the carpet so to speak, but found out that it hadn’t...

He thought that he could just go on with his life as if nothing had ever happened, and that the blessing of God would be upon him as well...

Well, we know that sin causes problems...

All we have to do is look at our society today and realize that our problems that we face morally and spritually could be solved if people would get back to God, and stop sinning...

The very first thing we must realize about the Problem of Sin is that

A) Sin hurts the Father

Never forget that the very first one that Sin hurts is God...

David said in vs. 13, "I have sinned against the Lord."

David of course had sinned against Uriah in committing adultery, and murdering him, and also against Bathsheba, but the one we hurt the most is our Heavenly Father...

Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

I believe that this was the secret behind David’s forgiveness, and that is that he recognized the awfulness of sin...

The embarassment of being found out didn’t mean as much as the hurt that he was causing the Lord...

The only time that Jesus ever felt out of fellowship with His Father was when He bore the sins of humanity squarely upon His shoulders.

Sin breaks the Fellowship that man has with God, and no amount of the Love that God has can break past the wall of sin, unless there is the prayer of forgiveness...

If God couldn’t even have Fellowship with His own Son who was without sin, but bore it for you and I, how can we ever expect God to have fellowship with us who try to hide our sins?

Not only does Sin hurt the Father,

B) Sin Hurts the Family

Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

David’s sin brought death and destruction to what was now his family...

And ultimately sin will do the same to our families whether it be now or in eternity...


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