II Samuel 10 & 11

“David is a man after God’s own heart.  That is what God said about David.  David is one of the greatest men of God recorded in the Scriptures and yet it presents to us how fallible we are, how weak we are, how open we are [to sin].  When we begin to take our ease and think that we have now arrived and we don’t need to be involved in the war anymore, that we can enjoy the luxuries and the fruits of the battle – what happens?  We have time on our hands and we find sin.”

This Friday’s Featured Study comes from way back, from our decades old study in II Samuel 10-11.

This is really the first of a two-part study. 

In this study we get all the ugly details of David’s sin with Bathsheba and the lengths he went to to cover this sin.  We see David abuse his position as King in order to take what he wants for himself.  We see David function without sensitivity or conscience toward God.  We see how one man in his greed can get for himself and how it hurts other people.  And we end this study with this verse, “But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.”  It is not David’s finest hour but it can serve as a warning to us.  A warning that sin has a way of enticing us so we need to beware and know that our battle never stops.

Make sure to tune in next week to find out how God in His mercy deals with David and brings him to repentance.