Wrong Place – Wrong Choice
“Let us stop the progress of sin in our soul at the first stage, for the farther it goes the faster it will increase.” Thomas Fuller
Not too many chapters are scarier than 2 Samuel 11. David, who is known as ‘a man after God’s own heart’ failed to resist the longings of his sinful heart. The shepherd boy who defeated the Giant Goliath was struck down by his own lust. The Psalmist who wrote so many hymns and poems of the strength of God could not find any to defend again desire. How could the King become a common subject to passions? Sin is the simple answer!
There is a fallacy that makes the rounds within communities of faith: walk long enough and you can become immune to temptations. This is false! David was about 50 and had trusted God for so many things and had seen the hand of God so often that he must have let himself rest in complacency. Not a good place! If it happened to him – it could happen to us!
Sunday we will read the story of David, Bathsheba, Uriah, Joab and the Ammonites. We will review the Power of Sin as well as the Pain, Process and Products of Sin. The outcome would be grim if not for the glory of the redeeming Purposes of Christ – He forgives and He saves. Many important questions this week – about temptations, trials, tests, treachery. The only story of sin that seems to be told more than this one is the sin of Adam and Eve or maybe the great fall of Samson – either way – this is a cautionary tale not to be missed. See you Sunday!
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.