The Sin of David


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Was it pride, or a neglect of God's law? We may never know. But, know this, sin affects more people - possibly many more people - than you'll ever know.

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The Sin of David

  1. 1. The Sin of David Our sin matters and can affect more lives than you think. 2 Sam. 24
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>One of the most beautiful statements God has made about a person: “a man after My heart, who will do all My will.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technically, David did not do all of God’s will. Cp. Exo. 20:13-14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David’s lifestyle, however, reflected a tender heart that sought God’s will continuously. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The beauty of the Bible reveals the totality of one who truly sought God. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>In this sermon we focus on the sin of David. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning that it doesn’t matter what the sin is necessarily, but how far reaching its consequences can be to self and others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How our sins today are no different in how they can affect so many others. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. David’s Sin <ul><li>The sin: a profane census. 2 Sam. 24 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lord’s anger again burned against Israel. v. 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God (by allowing Satan) incited David to take a census of the enrolled fighting men. v. 2 (1 Chron. 21:1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After taking the census David was sorry and asked God’s forgiveness. v. 10 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. David’s Sin <ul><li>It didn’t matter what the sin was necessarily. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some teach that David’s sin was that of pride: maybe so . Cp. Psa. 74:4-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others say his sin was in not practicing the ransom price in the census: maybe so. Exo. 30:11-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The scriptures, however, do not necessarily imply what the sin was . </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. David’s Sin <ul><li>The consequences of David’s sin were far reaching. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>David’s adultery with Bathsheba and murder against Uriah certainly affected numerous people. 2 Sam. 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His sinful census, however, directly affected the lives of more than 70,000 (not including their family, friends, economy, etc. of Israel)! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THINK: weren’t there any in Israel to stand up to the king? Cp. Acts 5:29 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Our Sins Affects Many Others As Well <ul><li>It doesn’t matter if people don’t know about our sins. Psa. 90:8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What matters is that we know, and God knows. Cp. Num. 32:20-23; Gen. 44:16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The consequences may be far reaching and greater than we realize in how it affects the lives of people. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Our Sins Affects Many Others As Well <ul><li>We need a penitent heart like David. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many do not realize that God works the same today as He did during the days of David. Cp. Heb. 13:8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even though we may have a penitent heart, God’s justice comes sooner or later. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If/when we become guilty of sin, may we have a heart tender and penitent like king David. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>You may also be a man after God’s heart but can bring about great consequences to the lives of many as a result of your sin. </li></ul><ul><li>Please consider your heart and the choices you make. </li></ul>