2 Samuel 11
David King and ruler of Israel, the greatest king of the nation of Israel. David experienced the power of worship and the presence of God.
David attending to his father’s sheep understood the heart of a shepherd. He sacrificed his life for the flock in killing the lion and the bear.
When Saul and the army of Israel were afraid of Goliath David asked the question: Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
1 Samuel 17: 37 Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
David loyalty and integrity understood that you cannot touch God’s anointed.
With all of this anointing, loyalty, and integrity David finds himself in 2 Samuel 11 trapped in sin.
David’s Sins 2 Samuel 11
Lying with Uriah’s wife Bath-Sheba and impregnates her
Tries to cover his sins by calling for Uriah
Sends a note by the hand of Uriah’s hand to have him killed
The Domino Effect of Sin One Sin Leads to Another
1 Peter 5:8 (AMP) Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. Here is where it all began
2 Samuel 11:1 (NKJV): It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.
David was out of place and Satan set him up for destruction by being out of place.
Because David was out of place it opened the door to the weakness of his flesh.
So one of David’s greatest sins was being out of place. This is for all of us, but God has really been speaking to leaders on this line.
What saved David?'
Psalm 51:1-4 (NKJV) Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned,
Psalm 51:12,13 (NKJV): Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.
Acts 13:22 (AMP) And when He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king: of him He testified and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart [conforming to My will and purposes], who will do all My will.’