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November 19, 2021 7:00 am
We see that David was a great sinner but he was also a great listen to Adrian Rogers. David really was a member of his career.
Seems like you have everything right at his feet, and that God is blessing him in such a one is a man after God's own heart.
He really loves the Lord. I can hardly believe that we could see this tragedy of tragedies that happened in the light of King David. What it is there. David was a great center at this point, but it was nonetheless a man after God's own heart and he was a great welcome to love worth teaching insights and teaching the Adrian Rogers all month we've been studying the life and legacy King David man after God's own heart. We just heard from Pastor Rogers, David was a great sinner but he was also a great repent or second Samuel chapter 11 is a dark chapter in the history of David's life. He was at the height of his career seeing continuous blessing from God. Then came sin and everything changed. If you have your Bible turn to second Samuel 11 is Adrian Rogers begins. Part one of then came sin now want to take your Bibles and turn to second Samuel chapter 11. This is a dark chapter in the history of David's life. This is the chapter where David commits adultery regarding Tyler message to my then came sin here is David really was enough of his career. Seems like he has everything right at his feet, and that God is blessing him in such a wonderful way. He's a man after God's own heart. He really loves the Lord.
I can hardly believe that we could see this tragedy of tragedies that happened in the life of King David. But it is there when the Bible paid support Bible paints that portrait from head to toe without a detailed left that one ways.
We know that it is an inspired book because it does not gloss over the sands of the saints. It paints them, warts and all. Look, if you will please in second Samuel chapter 11 verse one and it came to pass after the year will was expired at the time when kings go forth to battle that David sent Joab in his service with him and all Israel, and they destroy the children of Ammon embassies Rolla but David tarried still at Jerusalem, I noticed the word botanist there is to make you understand that I is not the time that he should've been at Jerusalem, but David tarried still at Jerusalem verse two and it came to pass in an evening tied that David arose from off his bed and walked up on the roof of the king's house and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself and the woman was very beautiful to look upon and David Santon inquired after the woman and one said is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eli, the wife of Uriah the Hittite and David sent messengers and took her and she came in under him and he lay with her, for she was purified from her uncleanness and she returned him to her house and the woman conceived and Santon told David and said I am with child. I we going to talk more about the details of what happened to King David and another message we're going to talk in greater details about the cause of David's sin. What caused him to be swept up in this terrible, horrible thing we going to talk more about the consequences of David's sin we going to be talking more about the cleansing of David's sin in later messages because this is a very important episode in the life of King David. David was a man worth studying.
David was a great center at this point, but it was nonetheless a man after God's own heart and he was a great repent but I want to speak to you in a more general sense, tonight about the sin of adultery how important it is that we speak clearly and forthrightly concerning the sin of sexual impurity, fornication, and adultery that is eating the very vitals out of our nation and even is creeping into the lives of some who may the name of Jesus Christ, God forbid, I was looking at Ann Landers column and the title of Ann Landers column, which I generally do not read. I don't read our column, but I saw the title of the call a minute.
So caught my eye as I was going to the paper I read a little of the column I read all, but I regularly are late article says virginity proves no Morrow superiority I what she meant is virginity among those who have not yet been married.
She saying that you're not morally superior. If as a married person. You keep yourself pure. If you save yourself for the one that you're going to marry if you go to the marriage altar, a virgin that you are not necessarily Marley superior Nyman read this article.
Dear Ann Landers, I read your column regularly and was surprised that you showed no sign of your usual good sense in your responses to either bargain-basement blues" are searching for truth and Dorchester."
Evidently names of two people who sign them the names with the cryptic name. Both men seemed obsessed with marrying virgins media said he was coming to the marriage bed with no prior experience, don't you think it's time to stop glorifying virginity as if it were a jewel in the crown of womanhood. How much better to emphasize the importance of mutual respect, caring and behaving responsibly. One toward another. I was not a virgin when I married, but I certainly was no trend. My relationships were not one night stands nor did I feel ever obligated to go to bed with a man because he bought me a dinner since you're in the forefront of forming public opinion in this country. I hope you will abandon the notion that unless a woman is untouched until her wedding night you somehow forever flawed and in this person's eyes. The name not guilty in Elmira and Ann Landers says dear L. Who me you got the wrong number.
If a woman can hold out until marriage in the face of all social pressures to do otherwise.
She deserves to be commended but glorified no I've been reading this mail long enough to know that some females do everything button with several partners. Clinically there virgins, but tomorrow's are vastly inferior to women who have had meaningful notices, meaningful relationships with men. They loved and respected and whom they remain faithful to what she has done and very fluent language has said it is all right for a person to have an MRI relationship or sexual relationship before marriage. If indeed that is a meaningful relationship in our young people being fed this this is not a all that outstanding. A letter one way or the other. I think Ann Landers got room to rent upstairs unfurnished but is not all that outstanding 11 I me a list think the point you blog is bringing this as an example, an illustration that we live in a generation where young people are being told us day after day after day after day after day from a thousand different ways and that somehow if it is not all that bad.
You choose this or you choose that you see they tell us that we have gone through a Morrow revolution and that the old-fashioned laws of morality are out of date. Like a model T Ford like a kerosene lamp and that today, things are different than it's the Playboy generation.
It's a headedness generation.
It is the anything goes generation and because of it.
Our young people and our adults are being sucked down into the swirling sewers of sin and ungodly philosophies. Now David sinned against his married affidavit of course did not understand to begin with, the beauties of a monogamous marriage imitate what God intended for a man and a woman. God's plan was for one man, and it is wrong for one man to be married to one woman on to their due them, one man be married to one woman on till death do them part. Marriage is the first institution created by Almighty God. Marriage came before laws marriage came before government marriage came before civilization marriage came before the church marriage came and God gave the man marriage even God gave the man a system of worship and regardless of the tragic failures of the past. The idea of love and being in marriage, and to establish a family is something that is in the bosom of human beings. It has come from God and therefore we see it as it blooms a fresh and every generation there are those who have tried to stamp out marriage in and to eradicate marriage of the tellers that marriage is some sort of a social invention that just came up from the swamps of immorality. But that is not so God made us in the beginning male and female, and God put into the truest and best instincts of man a meeting instinct for one man to be married to one woman marriage is divine in creation and therefore marriage listen, of all human relationships is supreme and commitment.
Jesus said, for this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife and they to shall be one flesh. Your supreme relationship is not your parents.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother. I love my children. I thank God my children.
I would lay down and die my children. I think that eyelash to think about, but they're not my supreme earthly commitment my commitment to my wife is a stronger commitment than my commitment to my precious children that I love so much this thing a marriage is to be the supreme earthly relationship. The supreme earthly commitment, a greater commitment that you will have toward your parents. A greater commitment than you will have two children, your business is not your supreme commitment I'm getting sick and tired of businesses moving people around like that checkers on the board. Somehow some bunch of moguls get a bit behind mahogany desk in a sailors movement to the morning let's move around over here to Timbuktu somewhere and he gets the notice and he just goes and tells his neighbors and tells his friends goodbye got ago.
Why because the business says so now, dear friend, you have no right to move around unless God leads you anymore than a pastor has move around unless God leads in it just as much of the blood of Jesus Christ to save you as it did me. Is that what I'm getting better on what would you think the past is a what I'm getting better offer payment will last through this I will.
Good God, which you don't soon. Well, you see, it takes just as much of the blood of Jesus to save you as it does me when on our own, we belong to the Lord Jesus Christ and a man ought to consider his life in a manner to consider his family. One man's wife was complaining about the fact that he was moving it and up, she didn't want to go some other things. He was staying out late his business in business and business in business and and and she was making sacrifice at the sacrifice and she hardly ever saw him, and she said something about it. And this is what this man said to her. He said if she wants to stay with me. She ought to realize that is my job. It's important, I can always get another wife I can get another job. You see the corporation's is almost like that. Otherwise, there was supposed to woo that wife and they supposed to woo us. I want to tell you different.
That marriage is divine in creation and it is supreme in commitment and it is to be faithful and continuing. One man is to be married to one woman on till death do them part we are to stay married and that marriage is to be a pure marriage but I want to just right now in a more generalized sense somewhat sent for just a few moments.
I want you to see the horrible, horrible, terrible sin of adultery. God is said in his word, how shall not adultery.
When a man commits adultery.
The sin and how does a sin will number one. He sins against himself. Turn, if you will please the first Corinthians chapter 6 and verse 18. The Bible says flee fornication was the word fornication comes the same when we get our pornographic from pornography. Fornication means sexual immorality. It can mean sexual immorality before marriage or to mean sexual immorality after marriage. Some people have the idea that fornication is the sexual sin before marriage that adultery is a sexual sin after marriage they are correct in saying that adultery is the name of sexual sin after marriage, but sexual sin after marriage may also be called fornication.
Fornication is just the larger word. The less specific word. For example, we might say that all Memphis is Tennessee, but not all, Tennessee is Memphis and all adultery, fornication, but not all fornication is adultery.
And so when God is saying here just please fornication. He's just saying in the larger sense Jost flee sexual immorality flee fornication. Now, let's continue to read in verse 18. For every sin that a man doing this without the body, but he that committed fornication sin against his own body. I want to take something. There is no sin in the catalog of sin that will do you more damage that will do you more heart that will do you more harm that I know of been the sin of sexual impurity and immorality is harmful spiritually is harmful psychologically, it is harmful physically. Now, when God therefore says don't commit adultery. He's not trying to keep us from sex. He's trying to keep sex for us is God's idea, and so therefore it is to be used in its proper context rightfully use wonderful wrongfully used horrible if you say to me brother Rogers.
There's a fire in your house. Well, if it's in the walls horrible if it's in the other and enjoys making biscuits wonderful all depends on where it is you say there's some sod where you live, what was in the front yard wonderful.
It was on the living room rug.
Horrible and what is beautiful in the front yard is just plain dirt on the rug and what I'm saying is that as Peter Marshall said that sex will be the nicest, the nastiest thing in your life. All the harm that is done. Billy Graham was preaching. He said that he talked to the head psychiatrist at one of the great Eastern universities and the psychiatrist talk to him about how many students on the campus of that university were suffering psychological problems because of their lesson elicit sexual escapades and then I pick up the newspapers and I I read about venereal disease being pandemic all kinds of new strains of venereal disease, and frankly, folks.
I'm embarrassed to even speak of such things, but I feeling impelled. It is just simply God's way of saying, be sure your sin will find you out you'll find out when you commit this send you sin against your self, your best interest in ways perhaps that you would ever never even dreamed Lord Byron was gifted, witty and charming and handsome bashing. He was the centerpiece of every party in his day, but he lived a loose and profligate life. And Lord Byron said the end of his young life, my days are in the only the flowers and the fruits of life are gone. The worm, the canker and the grief are mine alone and not only does a man sin against himself.
When he commits adultery like David did and David so sinned against David latte what else Amanda was he sins against his family and all our man sins what he sins against his spam. We've said so long that it sounds trite, but the family is the basic unit of society and when a man commits adultery. He sins against that unit.
When a woman commits adultery. She sins against that unit member lives of thousands of innocent children are being torn apart every year by tragedy, call divorce, and divorce is the only game people play where nobody wins and every body lose monogamous marriage was established by God the Creator listen to me for the protection and the development of the deepest listen to me now the deepest psychological, physical and spiritual needs of humanity. God gave us the family to provide for the long the physical care, the social and physical and spiritual development of two God knew that little babies needed holes where mother and daddy love one another and where they committed one to another, but not only is adultery a sin against oneself is a sin against one's family, but it is also a sin against the people of God when David so long ago as the king committed adultery. He not only sinned against his family and southeast sin against God's people because he was the leader of God's people. He was a part of God's people and just the same way today are bound together in a community of faith and love and partnership and the Bible says we are members one of another.
First Corinthians chapter 3 in verse 16 says no you not that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwell it in you and again the Bible says no you not that we are members one of another, and then the Bible says if any man defile the temple of God, him will God destroy in plain English church records God will rank, but he says this in the context these verses of sexual immorality that you might be sitting there thinking well that's my private life and is not your business what I do in my private life.
I would say something if you're in this church is absolutely my business what you do in your private line not on my business with the business person sitting next to you on either side before and behind you happens to be a member of his church. We are members one of another man reviewed.
Understand that when you got in the church maybe like to get out and I invite you to leave really serious if you understand that I invite you to come up and say hi and understand that I know what I was getting into church when I was getting into IIR. I'm sorry. I want out of your mouth will pray for you and try to lead you to stay in.
But if you still want out there was a go will let you let me tell you something friend when we come into a church. We are committed to another with a map of the same body water that you asked me is like a person in a big ocean liner says I will.
I believe I will some more fresh air.
So he knocks a hole in the wall of the ship my hands unless my business will not apply.
Longboard is our business so our business.
I want a different anybody who lives in a sexually impure life is sinning against his shirt. He is helping direct this church. And so it is a sand. I guess the church but not only that adultery is a sin against the nation.
Somebody said that the role fail because of three reasons. Number one she dug her grave with her teeth number two. She killed herself with illicit sex and number three. She embalmed herself with alcohol. The Bible says in Proverbs chapter 14 verse 34 righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people coming up tomorrow will your part two of this important message but maybe today you have questions about Jesus, who years. What he means to you how you can begin a relationship with God through Christ, go to where Discover Jesus email@example.com/radio and you'll find resources and materials that will answer questions you may have about your faith again go to LWF.org/radio and click the Discover Jesus page at the top. Now if you like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety. You can call us at 1877 love God mentioned the title. Then came sin this message is also part of the insightful series live like a king with a complete collection all 12 powerful messages: 1877 love God or you can order firstname.lastname@example.org/radio or rightists that love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183. Thank you for joining us in our study of God's word today if you like to start receiving daily devotions and links to the program sign-up for our daily heart email@example.com/radio and we hope will tune in Monday for the conclusion and then came sin on love worth of our donors reached out on Facebook recently and said this. Thank you so much for your ministry. It means a lot to me. It reminds me of God's grace and goodness daily of how I need to spread God's word and to continually repent of my own sin. There are days I failed miserably.
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