2 SAMUEL Chapter 12 BUSTED! I. INTRODUCTION A. Last study – looked at the sins of David. B. Sin does to man or woman 1. ALWAYS a “decision” to sin. a) It just happened” excuse doesn’t work. (1) David acted upon his lustful desires. 2. Followed by a plot to conceal the sin. a) This NEVER makes it go away. 3. Effort to conceal sin we make an enemy of God. a) David displeased the LORD. b) It breaks His heart! 4. Wisdom of God’s Holy Spirit departed from us. a) Need godly friends to tell us the truth. 5. We are capable of horrific things. a) Even break hearts of all that love us. (1) Kill relationships with all that stands in our way. 6. Will take a miracle for us to repent. a) He will forgive. B. David has not repented! II. 2SAMUEL 12:1-6 A. Remember the 6th point I gave you? 1. …Would take a miracle for us to repent. 2. That is where David is. a) Sends Nathan to David, with a parable. (1) Poor man had one lamb that he loved. (2) David incensed and sentences rich man to death!. (a) As long as it was about someone (i) Rich man should restore 4X what he took. (ii) Easy to see faults in someone else. (iii) Create a different set of standards for ourselves? III. 2SAMUEL 12:7-12 A. BUSTED! 1. Human trait, dissatisfied with what we have! a) David King of Israel & Judah b) Delivered from being hunted down by Saul c) Given all that Saul had ever possessed d) Verse 8 (1) He wanted what he could not have. (2) HE sees it as David “despising” him! (a) There will be a price to pay for all of this! (b) Numbers 32:23 IV. 2SAMUEL 12:13-23 A. David admits he has sinned against the Lord! 1. No man sins alone! 2. Jesus the Forgiver of sins, if we let Him! a) Forfeit life of his son with Bathsheba. b) Will be humiliated publicly c) Absalom will rise up to overthrow his father. 3. David seeks the Lord for the life of his son. a) Wish we could compartmentalize? (1) That we could shut off emotions? (2) Not always easy. 4. Lastly – the Lord mercy in David’s life! a) What he could not do the Lord did for him. V. CONCLUSION A. 2Samuel 12:24-31 1. David and Bathsheba have another son. 2. Another son – every dad’s nightmare. B. Psalms 90:8 1. Luke 12:2-3 2. A couple of things: a) We are all sinners! b) Shouldn’t we just confess it and get it squared away?
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