Grace & Consequences
His Rise – His Trials – His Triumphs – His Troubles
David and Bathsheba (geography & ritual)
2 Samuel 11:27 …But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.
2 Samuel 12:1 … And the LORD sent Nathan to David.
ZERO signs of repentance
A human nature principle: the natural sequence to sin is HIDE
The consequences of hiding: Psalm 32: 1-5
God takes the INITIATIVE
God’s word TRANSFORMS
(often) Jeremiah 2:19 --- Your evil will chastise you, and your apostasy will reprove you. Know and see that it is evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God; the fear of me is not in you, declares the Lord GOD of hosts.
God’s Word brings HOPE --- verse 13
David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
2 Samuel 7:14-15 --- I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men, but my steadfast love will not depart from him
David’s Sin points to David’s Son
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