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July 9, 2021 2:00 am
The warm, alluring breezes of temptation can sneak up suddenly and, if acted upon, bring the cool chill of broken fellowship with God. In the message "The Four Seasons of Failure," Skip shares how you can avoid falling into the snares of sin.
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The best time for David to cry out to God was between verse four and five sitting on the edge of his bed to God. Would've liked Lord forgive me, but he covers it kills a man gets him drunk his assassination and doesn't pray for one year. It is ordered diamond David loses trust with his family loses trust of his army's intimacy, the very nature of lust is an unquenchable thirst for more.
It can lead us to sin and the disconnect in our relationship with God. Connect with skip. I took today C shares what giving your desires to the Lord more satisfying relationship. Did you know you can get more insightful teachings from Scripture on his TV show tune and for my program connect with Skip Heitzig sake on the health song channel on Saturdays at 4:30 PM mountain time or watch it on TBN on Sundays at 5:30 AM Easter. Be sure to check your local list. Now we want to let you know about a resource that can help you access the power of the Holy Spirit to live victoriously. Counselor comforter advocate helper.
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Many of us stood in David's palace or the foundations of it. Just months ago. From there, the city drops off very steeply so that from the king's house, you can virtually see every house around you in Plainview rooftops are flat people will often be out there. So David's on his rooftop, looking down at every other rooftop in the ballot and he saw something something entered his view that every man, every man can understand. He saw a woman very beautiful to behold. I suppose if this were written in modern times might say that David was sitting on the couch with his TV remote late at night or David was sitting in front of his computer screen sort of aimlessly searching and surfing the Internet but David, the king of Israel was on his house and he was looking out now there's two words in verse two. I want you to compare. I'm glad you brought your Bibles to see this. Notice the two words the first as he saw a woman and that she was very beautiful to what was an expert. Behold see those two words saw, and behold all those words are different.
The first word suggests a glance. He just saw her he noticed her couldn't help that we saw came into his view, but the second word suggests a gaze not a glance. He went from seeing to be holding this and he couldn't help the first lockets. The double take the children what and he stayed looking and fixated and it turned into a lustful look. Jesus said in Matthew five you have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not commit adultery but I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust after her in his heart has already committed adultery with her in his heart. As I said, Davidson wasn't the look is the lingering look men, every man men have a visual ignition switch that is the pleasure centers of the male brain are turned on revved up by simply seeing someone like David saw. By the way those pleasure centers are indiscriminate. It could be anyone, and that is where the battle is won or lost because once you see something it's now what do you do with what you see.
Do you keep on seeing you go from seem to be holding or do you turn away and see something else. David should've done that with David should've done couldn't help the first lucky notice of folks out here me. Joseph literally ran from his situation. Genesis 39 Potiphar's wife grabs him and says come to bed with me and he didn't say around the well and we pray about that. He just ran away. So can you. Job understood the power of the look. That's why in Job chapter 31 verse one.
He says I made a covenant with my eyes that I will not look upon the young woman, a wise driver once said he who look upon a woman loses the offender.
I'll tell you a true story, honest confession I was 15, maybe 16 years of age. I went from a permit to a drivers license Southern California. My motor transportation was a Honda 305 motorcycle and I the first.
The only accident I've ever been in, where I got in an accident while I was driving was this one my motorcycle driving down the street almost home following the car but I'm distracted by beautiful girl the side of the road and my eyes followed her. I'm following her, and follower. I'm supposed to be driving and what I don't notice the car in front of me is now slowing down to make a turn. I plow into the back of the car.
I fly over the car and land on the street in front of a car. Talk about a wake-up call in this area that did it. Now we are naturally focus on David and David's lost in David's sin but I do have to say something about Bathsheba.
If Bathsheba wasn't taken a bath out on the top of her rooftop in plain sight it sure would've helped. She had to have known the vulnerability of that situation. Given the topography of Jerusalem. If you can walk out in your roof and see it that easily.
She had to Venona so I just want to say women try to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Help us out here a little bit you know what I'm saying. Your physical appearance can be a snare, don't give us something to lust after. Don't make it easy AW Pink Arthur Pink rights if lustful looking at so grievous a sin than those who dress and expose themselves with the desire to be looked at and lusted after or not less, but perhaps more guilty in this matter. It is not only too often the case that men sin, but women tempt them to do so. How great then must be the guilt of a great majority of modern Mrs. who deliberately seek to arouse the sexual passions of young man Bathsheba take it inside.
So now we go down to verse three and we go from the springtime and David city summertime and David site to the fall. This is the fall. This is Humpty Dumpty falling. This is fall time in David's sanctity so David sent, and inquired about the woman seems innocent at first I just want to ask a few questions. Find out a few facts just one little step toward Sodom like lot just find out. He inquired about the woman and someone said is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of a lion, the wife of Uriah the Hittite than David sent messengers and took her and she came to him and he lay with her. Oh I hate reading this it's so quick it's so cold there's no love here. This is just pure passion raw sex for she was cleansed from her impurity and she returned to her house and the woman conceived and she said and told David and said I am with child, you probably know the kings in those days could take anything they wanted anyone they wanted they would develop a harem, but but this is a different King. This is God's king. This is the kingdom of Israel, and according to the law of Israel. There should be one man and one woman for one lifetime and kings especially were told in the Scriptures to not multiply wives unto themselves. How many women did he have altogether 17, seven wives, 10 concubines, what is that jealousy tells us this is a pattern with David. He's a polygamist. He is a heron full of women now know nothing about this. You would think 17 women would satisfy him. It doesn't. Why is that for a very simple reason. The more you have, the more you want. It's not like the more you have, you finally reach a saturation point I'm done. David's not done.
David looked in. David lusted in and David lived out his fantasy because he had done it before. Over and over again. This is a pattern with him. David didn't collapse in a weak moment.
David cultivated a weak moment.
This is his one minute in the chair but he is cultivated for a long time. I see verse three is a warning do you somebody said is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of a lion, the wife of Uriah the Hittite is a warning hey David, David, that somebody's daughter David that somebody's wife hands off you Artie stole from her in looking at her her privacy. You Artie took from her what belonged only to her husband. When you gazed at her.
This is somebody's wife. This is somebody's daughter. Can I be blunt, not that I haven't already, you think it was fun. Do you think that night. David had with that she was fun I make. You can be honest or was it pleasurable absolutely. It was, it was hot with sizzling as they crawl between David sheets it was magnificent but it lasted one night is over. Hebrews 11 says it speaks of those who enjoy the passing pleasures of Cindy over here ever note that phrase it's the passing pleasures of sin, it's pleasurable. It is pleasurable but is passing with David and Bathsheba thought they had only lasted for one night while she gets pregnant. The rest of the chapter is a cover-up. So David sends for Uriah, her husband from the front lines of the battle to come home hoping that he'll spend the night with his wife sleep with his wife and nobody will ever know the kid that will be born is my child, but what he underestimates is the integrity of Uriah verse 11, Uriah said to David, the ark and Israel and Judah are dwelling in tents in my Lord Joab, and the servants of my Lord, are encamped in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and drink to lie with my wife as you live in as your soul lives.
I will not do this thing.
Uriah the Hittite has more integrity than the king of Jerusalem must've pierced David's heart when his men. Uriah said this know who is Uriah who is this guy Uriah the Hittite was not a common soldier. He was one of David's 30 valiant men. The Bible tells us that's why his house was so close to David's house.
He had been one of David's valiant man since David had been a fugitive running from King Saul. He was born a Hittite.
His parents converted to Judaism and gave him a Hebrew name, the name Uriah means my life is the Lord. But this soldier comes home.
He says David, I should be in battle that sit in the palace will David now tries to get them drunk thinking if he's drunk will go home, lie with his wife didn't happen.
Plan fail. So David arranges for his assassination. He says take Uriah the Hittite place them in the fiercest part of the battle, let them get killed is what I want you to see one sin always leads to another sent some like one. It's over. David's last lead to adultery that led to deception that led to entrapment that led to murder and that's not the end of the story. I can just blow over like a husband-and-wife or shopping at Christmas time in the mall there in the same store and as their shopping for items. This beautiful woman walked to the store and the man's eyes follow her throughout the whole store.
His wife didn't even look up, but she says was it worth the trouble you're now in. We might ask David. David was it worth the trouble you're now in. You know, David is in trouble with these in trouble, not only with his family and his army. But with his God.
So Uriah the Hittite goes back he gets killed and the report comes back. Verse 24. The archer shot from the wall at your servants and some of the king's servants are dead in your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also. I listen to David's response. David said to the messenger. Thus you shall say to Joab do not let this thing displease you for the sword devours wine as well as another strength in your attack against the city and overthrow it. So encourage him. We go from springtime and David city summertime and David site fall time and David's sanctity to the coldest time of all.
It is now winter time and David so listen to how callous he is about one of his mighty men, whatever people die. He caused his death.
No remorse. You now you know why is David's evanescent site no one will ever know what I've done is leaving something out.
Look at verse 26 when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead. She mourned for her husband.
It tore her apart.
Winter morning was over, David sent, and brought her to his house and she became his wife and warmest son, but notice this last sentence, but the thing that David had done displeased the Lord ponder that phrase. Let that sink in. But the thing that he had done displeased the Lord. Sin is the most expensive thing in the world because it offends God. David productivity from everyone help Proverbs 5 written by David son later on Solomon is the ways of a matter before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all of his goal. David is busted. Chapter 12 will tell the story when God sends Nathan the prophet to now David will confess his sin, you know, some 51, you know, some 32 those are both written after this.
This is David's confession of his sin and listen to help deep it is. Psalm 51, have mercy on me. Oh God, wash me thoroughly cleanse me from my sin.
Can't you hear the emotion and David here's the deal. You know how long it was from the night. David fell that night with Bathsheba until the time he confessed. Chapter 12, one year when your the best time for David and cry out to God was between verse four and five sitting on the edge of his bed, say, oh God, what have I done.
Lord forgive me, but he covers it up kills a man gets him drunk orders his assassination and doesn't pray for one year. It is winter time and David's soul. David loses trust with his family. He loses trust with his army and he loses intimacy with God.
When David saw Bathsheba standing on his verandas. Rooftop is looking down at her bathing. He must've thought he has never seen a more beautiful side and all of his life at some men think at times like I've never seen a more beautiful woman all my life that moment when the look turned into a lingering look lustful look. David forgot everything sin, especially lust.
It just sort of caught arises sense you become insane. David forgot who he was. David forgot about his family.
David forgot about his army. David forgot about all those Psalms he had ever written. David forgot God was a matter God he just forgot God. That's why if you could just somehow rehearse before you act, what the consequences might be. A person, Randy Alcorn was written so many good books. He's a pastor and author said when I feel particularly vulnerable to sexual temptation. I find it helpful to review what affects my action could have any makes a list I'll just read a few grieving the Lord who redeemed me, dragging his sacred name through the mud one day having the look Jesus is the righteous judge in the face and give an account of my action inflicting untold heard on Nancy my best friend and loyal wife losing Nancy's respect and trust hurting my beloved daughters, Karina and Angie causing shame to my family as they ask why isn't daddy a pastor anymore. Losing self-respect, creating a form of guilt. Awfully hard to shake. Even though God would forgive me, what I forgive myself. Bringing great pleasure to Satan, the enemy of God and all that is good causing shame and hurt to friends, especially those I have led to Christ and disciple and he says I list of those name for that would stop you if you could rehearse the consequences before you act did David write more Psalms. Yes he did.
He will will David be forgiven. Yes he will.
Immorality is not an unforgivable sin, and of course he'll be forgiven yes and that's a whole different message. But what I want you to hear is that the consequences of sexual sin are unique in the pain and the shame that they bring in as we are about to close in prayer. I want you to think of what Paul wrote to the Corinthians, when he said let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. All of us.
Every man all of us men and women.
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