Presentation on theme: "David & Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11) This event is really the first major failure in David’s life – there are no mitigating circumstances here! What is the spiritual."— Presentation transcript:
David & Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11) This event is really the first major failure in David’s life – there are no mitigating circumstances here! What is the spiritual state of Israel at this point? 2 Sam. 6:16-19 – The restoration of the Ark of the Covenant 2 Sam. 7:15 – “…your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.” 2 Sam. 8:14 – “…the L ORD gave victory to David wherever he went.” 2 Sam. 8:15 – “David administered justice and equity to all his people. “
David & Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11) The Ark of the Covenant (ie – the presence of the Lord) has been brought into the geographic and spiritual center of the nation David has proven himself as: A good king A strong leader Someone concerned with the Lord’s will God has established/fortified/built up David’s house. Enemies are falling right & left to David’s army. The people are feeling the blessings of David’s success as well!
David & Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11) What mistakes does David make in this scenario? Adultery (11:4; Ex. 20:14) Tries to cover the sin (11:6 Distracts his general (11:6 Jeopardizes Joab’s battle plan (11:16 Murder (11:15-17) of Uriah AND other men too! (Ex. 20:13) Coveted (11:2-5; Ex. 20:17) Puts Joab in a “tight spot” Despised the word of the Lord (12:9; Despise = to regard as worthless, negligible, or distasteful) Does not realize/care about his sins (11:25-27)
David & Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11) Who is affected by David’s sins/lack of judgment? Uriah – killed Bathsheba – commits adultery; has to keep the secret from her husband; has to keep the entire event secret for fear of reprisal/scandal David & Bathsheba’s child – dies Joab – forced to choose between the battle and the king’s orders David’s army – many of them die as well; have to deal with the weight of losing the battle Nathan – has to confront the king and convict him of wrong- doing Elders & servants in David’s household – they are witness to these events and have to keep them hushed up and bear the “awkwardness” of the situation Solomon – will grow up with this knowledge of his parents’ sins
David & Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11) What are the repercussions of David’s sin? Death of the child. Guilt of the sins (murder, adultery, etc.) Much of the kingdom would be taken from David’s house. Division Civil War Eventual captivity