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2 Lessons Aimed At Helping Saints Define, Describe, & Defeat Sin

3 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin  Many other points could be made re: sin  When it comes down to it, no one can deny sin’s effect on his/her life Rom 3:23 1 Jn 1:8, 10  Eventually, each one of us must deal with…react to the sins we commit

4 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin  This lesson will focus on 2 men whose lives were intertwined  One’s failure led to the other’s success Saul’s bad reaction to his sins David’s good reaction to his sins

5 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin Saul’s bad reactions 1 Sam 15  God’s instructions to Saul vv. 2-3  His reasons re: Amalek were “vengeful” Ex 17:8-16 Rom 12:19  Even after a long time (400+ yrs.), God is not deterred from taking vengeance

6 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin Saul’s bad reactions 1 Sam 15  Saul defeated Amalek with a great slaughter vv. 7-8  He captured the king…killed the people  Re: animals…the best were spared, the worthless & despised were killed v. 9

7 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin Saul’s bad reactions 1 Sam 15  Divine wisdom vs. human wisdom  Re: criteria of “best” & “worthless”… who got to determine this?  Good definition of sin v. 9 “…were not willing to destroy them…”

8 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin Saul’s bad reactions 1 Sam 15  Notice also Saul’s efforts re: his “achievement” v. 12b  A contrast to his earlier description 9:21 10:20-23

9 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin Saul’s bad reactions 1 Sam 15 Ê DENIAL vv  Sure of his actions, he had convinced himself God was pleased with him  Many fall into this “trap”…they stick to their story & claim obedience

10 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin Saul’s bad reactions 1 Sam 15 Ë BLAME SOMEONE ELSE v. 21  4 of the world’s most famous words… “IT’S NOT MY FAULT”  He wasn’t responsible…he blamed others cp. Ex 32:22

11 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin Saul’s bad reactions 1 Sam 15 Ì “CONFESS” TOO LATE vv  Only after seeing the failure of his first 2 reactions did he “admit” sin  No contrition…an “admission” only to save himself 2 Cor 7:10b

12 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin David’s good reactions  We previously discussed his sinful deeds and inappropriate behavior [pgs. 9, 11]  Using what he was inspired to write, this lesson emphasizes his proper reactions once he repented 2 Sam 12:13

13 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin David’s good reactions  Psa 51 perhaps written in the aftermath of Nathan’s rebuke (in the “process” of his repentance)  Psa 32 perhaps written after gaining assurance of God’s forgiveness

14 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin David’s good reactions Psalm 51  His description of his actions  He called what he did with Bathsheba a “transgression” vv, 1, 3  It was “iniquity” & “sin” v. 2  It was “evil in God’s sight” v. 4 2 Sam 11:27b

15 Lesson 8 – Reacting To Sin David’s good reactions Psalm 51  His feelings re: his actions  His sin was “ever before him” v. 3b  He felt his actions were “against God, and Him alone” v. 4a  He felt “broken” & unable to feel/hear gladness and joy v. 8 Before Nathan’s rebuke, David obviously felt nothing.

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