Let Us Learn about Falling from David (1 Corinthians 10:12)
1. This morning we pointed out from David's writings in Psalm 139 that God is "all knowing" and "always present." 2. When we study David's Psalms and reflect upon his faith and courage, we can see why he is identified as "a man after God's own heart." a. The 23rd Psalm has been a blessing to many people for centuries. b. David's faith and courage that he demonstrated when he faced Goliath have encouraged multitudes of people. 3. In our lesson we are studying passages from 2 Samuel 11-12 that show what happened to David when he lost sight of how God is "all knowing" and "always present." 4. As we do so, "let us learn about falling from David." Discussion: I. 2 SAMUEL 11
A. (vs.1) The time is revealed. B. (vs.2-5) David committed adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah who was a soldier in David's army. C. (vs.6-13) David's attempt to cover up his sin failed. D. (vs.14-25) David had Uriah killed in battle. E. (vs.26-27) David apparently felt no remorse for his actions, but God knew what had happened, and God was displeased. II. 2 SAMUEL 12
A. (vs.1-4) God sent Nathan to David, and Nathan told David a parable. B. (vs.5-6) David responded by condemning the man in the parable. C. (vs.7-12) Nathan pointed out David's sin to him. D. (vs.13) David confessed his sin. III. DAVID SUFFERED MUCH HEARTACHE BECAUSE OF HIS SIN
A. Bathsheba's child died (vs.14). B. David's son Amnon raped David's daughter Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1-18). C. David's son Absalom had Amnon killed (2 Samuel 13:19-29). D. Absalom conspired against David and became king (2 Samuel 15-17). E. Absalom was killed (2 Samuel 18). Conclusion:
1. A serious warning is given to Christians in 1 Corinthians 10:12. 2. To help us avoid falling, let us always remember that God is all knowing and always present.