As a passage of Scripture for us to read, just by introduction, sort of, kind of, turn in 2 Samuel to chapter 2; 2 Samuel, chapter 2. Listen, I will retell it. Several months later, a prophet named Nathan came to visit David and told him a carefully constructed story of treachery and theft. Saul, the old king was killed by the Philistines in battle. For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer's heat. Reference: Preacher's Monthly, vol. Down in v. 5 he adds, “Indeed, I was guilty [when I] was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.” David believed in that he, like every human being, is born with a bent to sin. S. Cox, Contemporary Pulpit, vol. You commit a sin, and you think that nobody knows, then as you seek to hide your guilt, you get more deeply involved. It clothes it in self-sacrifice. I. Some of them are silly; some of them are terrible. He was a smart leader, wise, and as godly as they come. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 Samuel 12 and more! As we advance to the New Testament we find that the twilight is broadening into the perfect day. That brings us to…, Now clean, David wants to sense again what has not been there for a long time: the presence of God in his life. Your prayers don’t work. The NY Times reported something unusual that happened at 112 West 44th Street in Manhattan last year. J. Clifford, Daily Strength for Daily Living, p. 203. The system of the confessional, with all its evils and abominations, may at least fairly lay claim to the advantage of exacting a certain amount of introspection with those who honestly conform to it. Ordering Christmas Gifts? ii., p. 54; R. C. Trench, Brief Thoughts and Meditations, p. 120; J. You find yourself out of control, the whole issue goes much further than you ever intended it should. When preaching on this text, we should take great care to make certain that we do not gloss too easily past the violation that she experienced. The story of 2 Samuel 13:1-22 does not focus on the pain and heartache that Tamar experienced in the way she was treated. "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.". 22:1), but not the death of the one who took it. Right here, centuries before the cross, we find a veiled reference to Christ crucified. Sermons by Topic View ... Preaching.com is a leading resource that provides tools and ideas for pastors and church leaders to help them lead well. The chief devotional exercise which turns religion into a personal thing, which brings it home to men's business and bosoms, is self-examination. 2 Samuel 12:20-23.—Preacher's Monthly, vol. How then can I look lustfully upon a young maiden? Notice also that even deeper than David's sense, when once aroused, of his injustice to man, was his sense of his guilt and shame before God. Live as Children of Light. THOU ART THE MAN. The portraits are posted as well. How do I find courage and strength to deal with the consequences? His great successes had brought him to that state of mind which is most open to the assaults of evil. All this teaches us that "wherewithal a man sinneth, by the same also shall he be punished." vii., p. 236. The wise and impartial history sets before us without fear or favour, in all its brightness and in all its darkness, the life of David. His goodness is not denied because of his sin, nor is his sin because of his goodness. Has God written me off? We are always building steps of straw to climb to heights of gold. It is God’s plan to vindicate us slowly, bless us openly, surprise us occasionally, and test us continually. But unlike those confessions offered to the people of New York, David offers his to God. CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover), by Lloyd Stilley on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM. A little while later, David received a message: “I’m pregnant.” Signed “B.” David immediately set to work hiding. In the sermon tonight, we follow one of the Homeric, heroic characters of the Word of God, an unusual man, a man of tremendous courage and valor. Repentance: 2 Samuel 11, 12:1–31, Psalm 51:1–19. (4) As he had invaded the sanctuary of another man's home, his own hearth was no longer sacred. IV. 2 Samuel 2:25-31. 12:13 records that the king, in a moment of brokenness, simply said, "I have sinned against the LORD." The sense of I, me, myself, will be with us as before. Sitting quietly, all is well on the outside; yet the words I am speaking are opening closets within. The forgiveness of an offender may be granted in two ways: it may be without any conditions, or it may be granted quite as truly, quite as freely, and yet not so unconditionally. 14. But the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished; and it grew up together with him and with his children. commitment of adultery of Absalom with some of David's wives. It paints the full face with flawless detail—beauty and blotches, saintliness and scars. In the present case God had annexed a chastisement to His pardon and declared that it should fall upon David, and from that day forward every worldly visitation which recalled the memory of his sin brought with it a twofold blessing: it kept his conscience tender, that his fall might be his warning; and it renewed the pledge of the full and final forgiveness that had been promised to him. Hebrews 12:5-6 . Executives and street people; couriers and secretaries; shoppers and joggers would pause to write down their sins and secrets, seal it in the envelope, and hand it to Laura Barnett. Sin cannot be forgiven without the shedding of blood. (2) Being judgmental of others. Let no man know that of thee which, if he chose to reveal it, would cast thee down from the fair esteem and reputation which thou enjoyest before men. Any one can say, "I have sinned," but you must have known God, you must have realised what sin is to God, and you must have felt something of what God is to you before you can say, "I have sinned against the Lord. The David of the Old Testament and the Peter of the New were alike keen, impetuous, high-wrought. (5) But the principal message of this chapter in the life of Israel's greatest hero is that David's great sin is met and mastered by God's greater grace. (3) It has revealed the essential falseness of the polygamous basis of family life. 11 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent … We are told of Abraham, Jacob, Aaron, and Moses that each was gathered to his people. David prayed even though Nathan the prophet told him his child was going to die because of David's sin (2 Sam 12:14). household, brother killing brother. In v. 10-12, he prays, “God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast [b] spirit within me. He faces the music: it is my iniquity, my sin, my transgressions. When David cries out for mercy, he is appealing to God’s willingness. I. Self-examination may be called an arraignment of ourselves at our own bar. He saw a woman named Bathsheba taking a bath. Although David was severely punished, he was yet freely forgiven. The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds. This isn’t just an external issue of bad behavior; it’s an internal issue of a nature that pushes for autonomy from God and craves sin. Let’s read 2 Samuel 12:15-23, “And Nathan departed unto unto his house.And the LORD struck the child, that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick. When he asks to be for sins to be erased and that he be washed and cleansed, he cries out for God’s work in him to be done. Even the eye of Omnipotence cannot reach them. There were a number of farms, but not so many towns in which to find a place to stay for the night. 100% Confidential. Don’t be worried about v. 11. He foolishly lingered and looked. In some instances it is expressly said they died, and then it is added, "were gathered to their fathers." The doctrine of our future meeting and recognition is intimated in the earlier records of Scripture. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. I. He was punished as long as he lived, and as long as he lived he repented of those sins and humbled himself under the consciousness of them. He is married to Leeanne and is the father of Joey and Craig. 2Sam 13—E. II. (1) First we read how the child Bathsheba had borne to David was smitten of the Lord and died. Notice first the general character of David. It is just in this circumstance, that David's righteous and evil acts are not to be harmonised, that the wholesomeness of his written story lies. “I want to see SUVS explode. Lloyd Stilley is pastor of First Baptist Church, Gulf Shores, Alabama. For well-nigh a whole year David has lain in his sin, and yet all the while his conscience is in a deathlike sleep, so that it needs a thunder-voice from heaven, the rebuke of a prophet, to rouse him from this lethargy. Had he been enduring hardship with the armies of Israel, these temptations to luxury and uncleanness would probably never have come near him; certainly he would not have succumbed beneath them. He comes clean without conditions. Tucked into the first expressions of David’s confession we read, Be gracious to me, O God… blot out my rebellion…Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin. xxii., p. 332; Bishop Armstrong, Parochial Sermons, p. 144; J. G. Packer, Twelve Sermons, p. 112; Clergyman's Magazine, vol. How can I erase the guilt? It was the perfect plan. We saw several hundred sheep in a pasture, a stone trestle, and stone barns. We saw a “bed and breakfast” sign and traveled along the country road until we found the place -- a very quaint farm. In these grand, simple words "put away," what immeasurable distances lie! A foundation of good in a character is never thrown away. He tried to cover his sin by getting her husband, Uriah, to take a leave from battle and come home to his wife. The three eldest sons of Saul were also killed with him. I. Tell me, am I talking about you? 1st series, p. 143; Bishop Harvey Goodwin, Parish Sermons, vol. Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness. The mixture of gold and clay of which our nature is composed is nowhere so strikingly displayed as in the constant tendency of men to conceive lofty purposes, and then to attain them by mean and sordid methods. References: 2 Samuel 12:7.—T. The deeper conception of benefaction which will not rest satisfied with anything short of the imparting of character still does not do away with the inferior and more superficial ideas. Meanwhile Mrs. Spannan would quietly paint the portraits of those who stop to divulge their inner secrets. People who pride themselves on being worldly-wise will tell you that a man's conscience does not trouble him until he is found out. 2 Samuel 12:15-23.—W. Walk with David the sinner and you will find that God is closer than you think when you’ve blown it big time. Hallelujah Anyway ... Bob Young of Baxter Institute in Honduras presents the lesson around John 12:46. David's Child Dies Series. 2. They will tell you that repentance is easy when there is no escape. (2) But scripture is painfully honest in never attempting to canonize David, disguise his flaws, or excuse his mistakes. 2 Samuel. It is something which came to him in the slow accumulation of his money. Anonymous. The Bible seems boring. In a weak moment, King David of Israel was basically channel surfing on his palace root on a hot spring night. v., p. 139; F. W. Krummacher, David the King of Israel, p. 373. But it was the greatest, and perhaps if this had been resisted, the others would not have been committed, for sin strangely makes sin, as the mists of to-day fall in the rain of to-morrow. Consequences: 2 Samuel 12–18. But once renewed, David pleads for God to flood him with joy and restore that eager obedience that once marked his motives. But he also shows us what happens after he blew it. But this will never account for the real repentance of any man who has been brought from darkness into light. Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.” This was David saying, “God I want to get back in the game. The Sexual Captive: John 4, 8. What happens if you don’t do that - if you just stuff it down, lock it away, and pretend it never happened? Vaughan, Sermons, 9th series, p. 205. The first step in self-examination is to be fully aware of the deceitfulness of the heart, and to pray against it, watch against it, and use every possible method of counteracting it. The adult theater you visited. Goebel, The Parables of Jesus, p. 10. For all David knew, the judgment might be conditional – as it was with Hezekiah who earnestly prayed and was granted fifteen additional years of life (2 … Free!”She would extend a clipboard with a blank sheet of paper and an envelope stamped with the word “secret” to any takers. It looked like the perfect place, and in many ways i… (3) Punishment puts our repentance to the proof. We must not forget the perils of advancing years. It is an exercise most essential to our spiritual health, and the more earnestly to be pressed upon Protestants, because there exists in the Reformed Churches no security but that of right principle for its ever being practised. After being blessed by the Lord in many ways; after reaching the pinnacle of success; after leading his nation to peace, prosperity and power, David fell into deep, dark, despicable and disgusting sin. Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 28, 2020. based on 1 rating. Change me, renew me, transform me, make me willing again.” Spiritual recovery requires you to come clean, to take responsibility for your sin, to ask and receive God’s forgiveness, and pray for His presence and power to once more flow through your life. Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. 2 Sam. Foreseeing that the people would one day demand a king, God in the law gave commandments to the king. Heart wrenching consequences would follow, striking not only David and Bathsheba, but innocent people as well who knew nothing of David’s sin. II. Plausible deniability, displacement of blame, attacking the critic, or some other tactic is the common method of operation when you’re caught. An acrid, soured character cannot flatter itself that it is right with half the facility of a warm and genial character. Please see below for details. ii., p. 57; Sermons for the Christian Seasons, 2nd series, vol. 13. DEU 17:14 When you have come into the land which the LORD your God has given you and you are possessing it, and you say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that [are] about me; 2 Samuel 12:14 An ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text for the enemies of; 2 Samuel 12:16 Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; Masoretic Text does not have in sackcloth. E. Mellor, In the Footsteps of Heroes, p. 125. I. This slice out of David’s life teaches us something very important: the very best of us fail. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Wrong may become worse wrong, but it never becomes right. Sermon Why God Makes It Hard When It Ought to be Easy. It requires the entrance into it of a high motive. To which Nathan responded, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you will not die. iii., p. 705. David did none of that. 10-12 - And God kept His promise. Once he realized he hadn’t fooled God, he stopped playing games. David said, “I was a desert. You acted in secret, but I will do this before all Israel and in broad daylight.' And he came to him, and said to him: There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. We do not dream that the "spirits of the just made perfect," dwelling in our Father's house, will sit in silent reserve side by side, and as little do we dream that their speech will never be concerned with the way by which the Lord has led them. He really wanted to help the poor traveller who came to him, but he wanted to help him with another man's property, to feed him on a neighbour's sheep. SERMONS ON 2 SAMUEL. vii., p. 160. Hyssop was a little herb that the Jews would dip in blood for use in ritual cleansing. An abortion. David and Bathsheba. 12:1-4. When we read the history of David's fall, what surprises and perhaps somewhat perplexes us at the first is the apparent suddenness of it. God forgave David, yet bereaved him. This is a prayer for gladness and freedom to be experienced. Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. To which Nathan responded, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you will not die. Turn Your face away [a] from my sins and blot out all my guilt. It is only needful to appreciate fully this fact in order to see that mutual recognition is indispensable and inevitable. III. A couple of years ago, my wife Jeannette and I went to England and Scotland with my parents. Phillips Brooks, The Candle of the Lord, p. 336. However, because you treated the LORD with such contempt in … We feel rather that were it not for these inconsistencies David would be unlike us, and his story no pattern of ours. Uriah would receive a hero’s funeral. God had taken from him the eternal penalty of his sin; but He had never said, Thy sin shall not be bitter to thee. III. Customer Service Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT Monday - Friday Phone: (800) 458-2772. Pray w/ David, “Father, I want to fellowship with You again. References: 2 Samuel 12:1-7.—S. As the day progresses, the once empty glass of the store front is papered like a wall of guilt. That brings us to the last step: Look at v. 13-15: “Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways, and sinners will ]return to You. Church feels dull. Our Bible always keeps the sitter's fingers off the scars. When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long. They are hiding from coaches and teachers. Three Attitudes Toward Sin That Give You Assurance with God: 1 John 1:5–2:2. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. (2) The sword did not depart from his house through the whole remainder of his life. (3) This enemy was raised up to David from among the members of his own house and family. Intro: The nation of Israel is in a time of severe crisis. Notice the way in which sins are linked to one another, in which, as by a terrible necessity, one leads on to a second, and a second to a third, and so on. II. David knew what happened to King Saul because of his sin and so wanted to be of use to God again. There would seem to be in the very heart of the expression a recognition that their fathers were still in existence in some state or other. The high impulse and the low self-indulgent method are both real, and this confused and contradictory humanity of ours is able to attain them both. 2 Samuel 12:14.—Parker, vol. The law of Moses did prescribe four-fold restitution for the sheep (Exod. II. A shady deal. ... 12. (1) This story has set in the irrefutable logic of facts the truth that increasing and incredible mischiefs follow the violation of the laws of social purity in monarch as well as subject, in the children of genius and of goodness as well as in the offspring of sensualism and vice. Some are hiding things from bosses, and others are hiding things from spouses. Notice that David doesn’t fall into the self-justifying trap of shifting the blame. 11 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. (4) It is a pathetic and powerful enforcement of the law, discovered in the dawn of the world's life, that it is impossible to hush up a solitary lapse. Vss. II. David did none of that. 2 Samuel 12:20. A. Ainger, Sermons Preached in the Temple Church, p. 26. This is a very interesting portion! REASONABLE CONSEQUENCES - 2 Samuel 12:10-12, 14-23 . 2 Sam. But you know it’s there, and my friend, so does God. Page 1 of 2 SERMON 2 Samuel 12 v15 to v23 PUSHING PAST THE PAIN OF YOUR PAST This sermon deals with pushing past the pain caused by tragic events, such as the death of a loved one. One of the truths about the advancing culture of a human nature is, that it is always deepening the idea of possession and making it more intimate. Note the darkness of heart which sin brings over its servants. | 465 views. The great enemy of souls is in nothing more skilful than in breaking down the bridges of retreat behind the sinner. It was done. We must also remember that the departed just are not diffused through the universe, but are gathered into one place. (1) Observe that the Scripture narrative does not exaggerate and does not extenuate. David would look sympathetic in marrying the grieving widow. The impure thoughts that are taking on more strength and are threatening to be played out. This leaves the kingdom in disarray. I. (2) The sin of David and his unconsciousness of his own sin, and so also his repentance through the disclosure to him of his own sin, are exactly what are most likely to take place in characters like his, like ours, made up of mixed forms of good and of evil. Uriah’s sense of duty was too strong. 2 Samuel 12:24.—Congregationalist, vol. The strength of David's confession lay in the three words "against the Lord." The plot didn’t work. They are with the Lord, and they are there in a family relation. Not his money. In the OT, the Holy Spirit did not permanently indwell believers. 2 Samuel 12. He sent for her and committed adultery with her, even though he know her husband was one of his loyal soldiers, on a military mission on behalf of David’s kingdom. And get this: His confessional prayer marks out five steps toward spiritual recovery that we can take today. He had sex with another man’s wife, lied, betrayed, and murdered. His life is a pattern of how God deals with his children. 2 Samuel 12:26-30 01-20-13 Sunday Sermon > 2 Samuel 12-14 01-23-13 Verse by Verse Bible Study > Crowns For Clowns - Part 2 2 Samuel 12:26-30 01-27-13 Sunday Sermon > 2 Samuel 15-17 01-30-13 Verse by Verse Bible Study We're sorry, an error occurred. ", II. Sermons on 2 Samuel. Two women, Laura Barnett and Sandra Spannan, dressed in white, beckoned people to unburden their souls. You haven’t been caught. The person who covers instead of confesses his sin is often judgmental of the same or even lesser sins in others. Sermon Message. ", I. To ensure you receive the best experience on LifeWay.com, we use cookies to process information about your visit. In Ps. I want this to be useful for Your purposes so that I can say to someone thinking like I was thinking, ‘Man, it’s not worth it. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. But, above all, it is a lesson that God is never more merciful than when He makes punishment follow upon sin. It’s recorded in 2 Sam. Most importantly, when Old Testament saints are shown to be sinners, Scripture is expressing something basic about the Gospel. Self-love conspires with trust in our own hearts to make dupes of us as regards our spiritual account. The true soldier aims to be faithful unto death. But in both sin is the parenthesis; the thread of grace is gathered up again. I. Forgiveness does not mean impunity. David lived in denial for a while before he reached this point. 2 Samuel 12:22.—Parker, vol. A few days at home between a loving couple and Uriah would conclude that the child was his. 15. To point out the fulfilment of these prophecies is simply to give a summary of the after-life of David. 2 Samuel 12:4 The mixture of gold and clay of which our nature is composed is nowhere so strikingly displayed as in the constant tendency of men to conceive lofty purposes, and then to attain them by mean and sordid methods. "But the poor [man] had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: … Most people see 10 million shades of color. Let us now see how from this union of glory and shame, of holiness and sin, we can draw the fitting lessons of David's repentance and our own. 2 Samuel 12:1-23 Learning from Failure is a sermon on the way one can learn from failures in life. All that depends upon the spirit in which the biographer conceives and carries out his design, and mainly upon the purpose which dominates every part of his painting. No relief of need is satisfactory which stops short of at least the effort to inspire character, to make the poor man a sharer in what is at least the substance of the rich man's wealth. I. The probe of self-examination must be applied to the better as well as to the worse parts of our conduct. His good deeds conceal his bad deeds, often even from others, more often still from himself. III. David: A Man After God’s Own Heart Series – Sermon #12 . Now therefore, the sword will never leave your house because you despised Me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own wife.”, "This is what the LORD says, 'I am going to bring disaster on you from your own family: I will take your wives and give them to another [d] before your very eyes, and he will sleep with them publicly. References: 2 Samuel 12:23.—J. And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own floc… Our failure is not to be the end of the story. 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