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Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 2 Samuel 12:1-7

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"THOU ART THE MAN"
I. DAVID'S SIN.
A. Saw Bathsheba bathing.
1. Sent for her.
2. Committed adultery.
B. Sin has a way of compounding.
1. When he discovered she was pregnant, he sent for her husband to come home.
2. Uriah feeling a loyalty to the troops would not go into his wife.
C. David's sin gets deeper as he orders his general to see that Uriah was killed in battle.
1. Solomon, David's son later wrote "who ever seeks to cover his sins shall not prosper."
D. David thought he would not be discovered.
1. With Uriah dead he felt free to marry Bathsheba.
2. No one will know.
II. SIN EXPOSED.
A. There is no secret sin.
1. Though you may hide it from all men, you do not hide it from God.
B. God sent Nathan the prophet to David.
1. Nathan spoke a parable to David.
2. David became very angry with the man and pronounced judgment.
C. Nathan said "Thou art that man."
1. It's amazing how awful our sins look to us when someone else is committing them.
a. We seek to justify our own actions.
b. We so graciously excuse in ourselves the things we condemn in others.
2. This should teach us to be careful how we judge others.
a. "Thou art inexcusable O man."
III. THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF SIN.
A. It gave an occasion for the enemies of God to blaspheme.
1. You are the salt of the earth.
a. Sin is a sore.
b. You know what salt does to an open wound - stings.
2. The world thus loves to see a Christian fall.
B. The child was to die.
C. David's own wives to be publicly humiliated.
D. The sword was not to depart from his house.
IV. THE ONLY THING TO DO WITH SIN.
A. Confess it, "And David said, "I have sinned against the Lord.""
1. Trying to cover your sin will only get you in deeper.
2. Confess unto God your sin.
B. Nathan answered "The Lord hath put away thy sin."
1. It was on this occasion he wrote PS. 32.
2. "If we confess our sin, He is faithful..."
None of us are immune from sin. Do not seek to excuse it or cover it. Confess it to the Lord and let Him take it away. Know the joy and blessedness of sins forgiven.
Sermon Notes for 2 Samuel 7:18-22 ← Prior Section
Sermon Notes for 2 Samuel 12:7 Next Section →
Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 1:15 ← Prior Book
Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 3:11-14 Next Book →
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The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

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