Share This Episode
Moments of Hope  David Chadwick Logo

King David - Part 12

Moments of Hope / David Chadwick
The Truth Network Radio
May 20, 2021 6:26 am

King David - Part 12

Moments of Hope / David Chadwick

On-Demand Podcasts NEW!

This broadcaster has 300 podcast archives available on-demand.

Broadcaster's Links

Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.


May 20, 2021 6:26 am

King David was a man after God’s own heart. God chose him to do mighty things, in spite of the mistakes and missteps that David made. Join us as we take a look at his extraordinary (and often complicated) life. Part 12.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Cross the Bridge
David McGee
Summit Life
J.D. Greear
Encouraging Word
Don Wilton
The Truth Pulpit
Don Green
Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll
Cross Reference Radio
Pastor Rick Gaston

My desire to be fully the greatest desire in my heart I want to hurt this God who loves me so very much clear consequences to our sin. Yes, God can forgive our sin, that there still consequences our sin and still have consequences welcome to moments and hopefully make if you've been following along our broadcast you know that for the last few weeks we have no life at King David from the Old Testament. Today we come to the conclusion of this study. The King was a great servant leader and man minored in sin whose behavior.

Please God because he broken practically everyone with the consequences of David's sin. They were several forcible physical consequences that member I taught you that in first and second Samuel, you see the life of David, but in the Psalms that he wrote you see the heart of David there to solve the David wrote in response to his sin with Bathsheba. The first one, Psalm 32. The second one is Psalm 51 so in Psalm 32 verses one through to Davis is how great to know the forgiveness of God, so he knew God's forgiveness will get to that just moment. But what's interesting and that is in verses three and four. He writes these words Psalm 32, three and four for when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long for day and night your hand was heavy upon me. My strength was dried up by the heat of summer door physical consequence to sin as he allowed his guilt to be pushed down deep inside and never dealt with that guilt was likely to internal punching bag. He kept beating him up and pick them up and beaten them up.

He never dealt with it. He never went to God and over that time. It was really a years time. Before Nathan the prophet came to confront him during that time. His bones wasted away was groaning internally within his heart and his wife felt like he was living in the middle of summer time wasting away hot, no energy door physical consequences to his sin.

In Psalm 5114. He says, restoring to me the joy of my salvation. His joy was lost, the guilt was just beating him up internally. There were relational consequences. We talked before Helen Psalm 55 David laments a close brother who walk with him when he worshiped betraying him and leaving him most people think that person was.

I fell was a close counselor, David, but when Absalom David son led a rebellion against his data hit the bell went from David to Absalom and it broke David's heart. The question is who's ahead of the fell in case you don't know the bell is best for both the granddaddy. Let me tell you something I do granddaddy now. I thought of you messed with my kids, let's go to war you mess with my grandkids.

Let's really go to war. Bathsheba was a hit the Phil's grandbaby and when David mistreated her. His heart turned against his friend. There are relational consequences. We sin not to speak of the gossip that most certainly went throughout Jerusalem.

There were messengers who saw what David did when he simply forced him to go bit Bathsheba. Do you think all of the remain quiet. You know good and well as I do.

They whisper to someone talking to believe what the king and she spent the night with them and you know what happened.

Anything Bathsheba until somebody pricked, other than David the word spread throughout the community people's hearts of trust for their king again to abate Chapter 1214 says the enemies of the Lord can now talk David because of this and please understand this, dear friends, if you call yourself a committed follower of Jesus, and you commit a heinous sin like this against the Lord, for tickling one of the Big Ten, especially adultery.

It hurts the cause of Christ in the world it if I fell in I committed adultery against Marilyn is not just Marilyn would be hurt my kids in my family. My mom and dad's name you know would really be hurt is the unbeliever who look at my life and say see it done work the enemies of God started to taunt and scoff against God because of David's failure.

1127 says it does please the Lord.

God's heart was broken and really my desire to be holy under the Lord has a great desire rooted partly and not wanting to disappoint Marilyn or my kids or my dad and mom's name. The greatest desire in my heart remain holy as I don't want to displease I don't want to hurt this God who loves me so very much. So there consequences to our sin.

Yes, God can forgive our sin, but there still consequences for sin. So one year later, between chapters 11 and 12 is one year.

So one year. David lived with his internal guilt in his heart pushed down, covered up beating him up.

I think probably daily. And so after one year. A man named Nathan comes to David. He's a prophet of God. He's a friend of David's.

They gone through several different situations beforehand and I find it fascinating that a close friend came to David to hold him accountable folks. We all need people in our lives to ask us tough questions hold us accountable and some of you say, oh, if I asked so-and-so a good friend of mine these tough questions we might not be friends anymore, and I responded that if you no longer have a friendship with someone because you ask the tough questions. They want a friend to begin with. So Nathan, a close friend of David's comes to him and the Lord sent Nathan to David chapter 12 verse 20 came to him and said him. There were two men in a certain city.

The one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds with the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and he brought it up and he grew up with him and with his children used to Eve's morsel and drink from his cup and lined his arms.

It was like a daughter to another came a traveler to the rich man and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or heard of appear for the guest would come to him, but he took the poor man's lamb and prepared for the man who come to him. Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man and he said the Nathan as the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die and he shall restore the land fourfold because he did this thing and because he has no pity.

So Nathan comes and shares a parable story with David to make a point is about a man of one little ewe lamb. He loved her like a daughter and another man of letters in a rich man came and took that to have a feast and a sacrifice instead of taking one of the multitudes of the rich man's lamb and when David heard his anger kindled greatly. It got angrier by the moment.

And finally, David said this is wrong.

This is on just that man should have to re-pay the other four times which was the Levitical code for when something was stolen. Fourfold restitution may consider David you are the man you are the man in the Nathan goes on to say how you David, I nor did you king over Israel.

God has blessed you 17 years of unintended prosperity you could have had anything God wanted you could ask God for even more from all these given you and he still would've given you more because he such a bless her, got such a bless her, and yet you had to take this one lamb that Uriah had when you had all these other options available to you. Verse 13 David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord, I have sinned against the Lord.

So we see David's gross sin. How in the world is God begin to restore him. Folks, there are several steps if you identify with David anyway today and you feel your heart has sinned against the Lord. Here are the steps God wants to take.

First of all there's got to be conviction. There's got to be conviction. In other words, you gotta own up to your sin, you can't blame anybody else. There is no more. The woman blames the snake and the man blames the woman you gotta cry out like David did.

I am the man is not the preacher not the teacher. But Smeal, Lord, standing in the need of prayer.

I am responsible for my sin and that's what Nathan came to give to David was the first step that is absolutely important. I am the man I am the woman, Lord, I have sinned against you. I have broken your heart. I've hurt your heart.

I have sent conviction. That's the most important step in being a man or woman after God's own heart, folks.

That's why God continued to work through David even though he committed these heinous sins.

Why is because he had a heart for God in the Quito heart for God's conviction is the willingness to look at your life and say I am the man next step after conviction is confession confession when I was in college I contracted a huge boil on my upper thigh on my left leg expanding and expanding and expanding finally went to the doctors and that things infected.

The Lancet immediately I went. What's that he said I just need to slit. I said okay if they'll help me and so he did and folks was amazing as he took that scalpel on that boil and all of that plus started losing out.

I felt such Archie concurs and said that the okay but the point my leg felt immediate relief. Confession is Lansing.

The boils of your soul that you've allowed to fester and build up beat you up cause pain.

Confession is saying God Lance my heart now.

Psalm 51 is the confession of David's sin.

Let's look at especially verses one through five.

Right now, here's what David prayed his confession, have mercy on me.

Oh God folks as were all begins your basically saying God don't give me what I deserve again is amazing how we want justice for other people but mercy for ourselves. Mercy means not getting what we deserve. David cried out, have mercy on me. Oh God, according to your steadfast love. According to your grace.

And here's a great truth, folks. You cannot out sin, the grace of God.

God's grace is stronger than your sin. I don't care what you've done. Tell me you've done more than David, adultery, murder, line stealing God's grace is greater, as evidenced on the cross of Christ where he absorbed our sin upon himself. He took our death. We should've had upon himself. According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions, blot them out.

What is blot out mean they're not seen any more at the cross of Christ means God forgives us of our sins and they are now no longer is my God is a gracious, eternal, amnesiac, wash me thoroughly for my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin, for I know my transgressions, my sin is ever before me against you and you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your side got a broken your heart more than anybody else's, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Know what you can judge me and blot me out, and you're justified in doing so if you want to kill me right now.

God you're justified in doing so, and then in verse five David is one the most important verses in all the Bible folks don't miss it. Psalm 51 five behold, I was brought forth in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Here's what David saying is I have something within me. The reason I behave this way is because of an inward propensity to sin that began the moment I was conceived.

It's talked about in Genesis 3 that we have Adam's sin and his rebellion in us. We were all in Adam's loins and the moment were conceived.

We have Adam's sin and transgression.

That's a part of our lives is called the doctrine of Original Sin is repulsive to many in our culture is biblical. Finally, in every possible way.

Why is it important because every single one of us is conceived with a rebellious heart against God.

Yes, where we have his image. Yes, we still good to do good things, but at our core at our heart why Jesus said the heart needs to be changed is a selfishness in all of us that wants wife to revolve around us. If you don't believe that children please little babies as wonderful as they are as cuddly as they are and what they even do some good things sometimes don't think, but they want the world to revolve around them, don't they just like you and I do to the fact is, I've shared the gospel with many people through the years and most people in our culture believe your basically good people and occasionally do bad things.

I'm here to tell you biblically. We are basically selfish and occasionally do good things because the image of God stamped on our lives.

Even the person gives $1 million to build a wonderful hospital. What's his name on the cornerstone. Everything in this world we want revolve around us. That's why we need a Savior to save us from that selfish propensity. And David acknowledges from the very beginning. There's something fundamentally wrong with my heart.

God wants to rebel against you, and he confesses it to God. If you want to get right with God you'll to have to confess that before the Lord. So the cure begins with conviction and then moves toward confession and then thirdly, we believe in forgiveness, we see that in Psalm 51 with verse seven verse six behold, you delight in truth in the inward being and you teach me wisdom and the secret heart purge me with his stop, and I shall be clean, wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness. Let the bones that you have broken.

Rejoice hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities created me a clean heart of God, and renew a right spirit within me. David knew forgiveness. He knew the gotta put clean heart within him. It sensing the word he uses. Therefore, creating a clean heart is the same Lord is using Genesis 1 Baja, which mean from nothing. God created the universe.

That is the benchmark of Genesis 1 that from nothing. God made this world and hear from David's nothing heart's heart filled with selfishness and greed and contempt against God.

From that, nothing heart. God created a new heart heart of forgiveness heart filled with joy restoring to me the joy of my selfish and then after that after forgiveness, God restored verse 11 and 12 restore to me the joy of your salvation and hold me with a willing spirit.

Give me that willing spirit that desire to obey you. God so that God has conviction than confession and forgiveness than restoration that occurs in David.

But there's one other message I need to give you today before I stop and that is how you keep from this mess of sin ever reoccurring in our lives. Don't miss this last point it's called flea. It's called flea going going to go back to the gaze. The first days are not responsible for your responsible for the second one look at the exaggerations in the New Testament. First Corinthians 618 flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin. A person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. When you sin against God, and you sex outside of God's covenant of marriage, you sin against yourself against your body a little party was stripped away and left on that other person. That's why intimacy is so difficult for people been sexually promiscuous two years so difficult. First Corinthians 1014 therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry flee from it. Second Timothy 222 so flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart flee youthful passion and in Jesus in Matthew 528 29 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery within his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away for it's better that you lose one of your members than you you that your whole body be thrown into hell. That was the Lord saying here is Jesus telling all of us that we need to be sightless in hamlets and footless in dealing with sin no what he saying is the first glance is free.

Your responsible for the second glass. Here's what he saying in the words of that inimitable godly theologian Barney five, who said over and over again and Jesus is simply saying his guards listening to moments of hope with David, thanks for listening.

Turning data joins me in the studio with a conversation about the value of the plan will be right.

I am Tony Marciano, president and CEO Charlotte rescue mission. Let me ask you a question will you do when you stand at the intersection of homelessness and addiction choosing the person's shoes for just the second what is it that you really need. You probably been one of the individuals who stood at the end of the interstate ramp holding a sign just said hungry will work for food, whichever use the money for food and booze and drugs with it most likely you hate your life, your addiction has stolen every aspect of hope going to be part of the fabric of society, but every morning, your addiction screams and you surrender to it.

There is one thing you do need and that is transformation the place to go to Charlotte rescue Mission Charlotte rescue mission works from the inside out to address the root cause of someone at the crossroads of addiction and homelessness. The rescue Mission provides free Christian residential high-quality substance abuse recovery programs to members of our community who otherwise would not be able to afford such services with a passion for holistic transformation and a love for Christ missions 120 day program has transformed the lives of thousands of men and women in our community. Charlotte rescue mission is grateful for the financial partnership name James Easton. Thanks for listening today.

Joining me in this TDN is our Pastor David blank David thinks he so much for being with us today. Hello, Jim Houston. It's great being with you today as well. Will dated you titled this morning, Z devotions that disciplined man is the freest man of all statement is very true though and it's another truth or David is him that I learned from my college basketball Coach Dean Smith. One thing I'd like to add here is so many of these David isms came through my father and I think a natural way for you boys to growing demand is to have a great relationship with her father, who teaches them about life. In truth, the second most important person may will be your basketball coach or football coach or tennis coach or soccer coach coaches have enormous impacts on young people's lives so Marilyn and I with our children who are all relatively athletic. We make sure they had good and godly coaches influencing their lives. We thought that was very, very important, and Coach Smith was one of those people for me and this was one of his favorite phrases. The disciplined man is the freest man of all. Doubtless look at this a disciplined man is somebody who is able to control their passions was able to say no to forces that might be destructive and when you're able to say no to things that could be destructive. You are the freest person of all because you have the freedom to say no.

You can then live your life to the full.

You're not constantly under the bondage of something or someone who is demanding from you.

Interestingly, in the list of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5 there is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, faithfulness, kindness, and the Linda Harvey ever gets talked about is the last one itself control that when you have the Holy Spirit living inside your heart. You should have all those fruit and one of those being is self-control.

You are able to control yourself. You're able to say no to temptations that could destroy you. You're able to be disciplined in your life so that you're free to enjoy life to the full. I just think a lot of people have not discipline their thought life discipline their bodies to be exercised, whatever it might be and when you do that yet.

Take some effort really does take some effort, but in the end you're able to accomplish so much more because you been able to discipline crucified is another biblical word those lusts of the flesh that ultimately want to destroy that's so good I'm thinking about an example has been on does in our household is when we we had something that we have to make a decision on whether it's money or a choice or something and when he disciplines himself to not get anxious about the money or when I read it really helps me helps all of us barely think clearly is one tiny little example is a great example because what you're saying with that is, our emotions can be disciplined and I really believe that what else did Jesus mean in John 14 120 said let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God believe also in me what he saying there is. You can choose not to let your heart be troubled in the way you do that is by focusing your thought life not on the problem, but on faith and trust, believing that God is in control of everything and nothing, Janet. That's what the meaning of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is in my opinion your life is totally under the control of the Holy Spirit in every single area and he leads you, not the lusts of your flesh, and when he leaves you, you're free to make decisions that will hurt you.

You're the freest person of all I love this one of my favorite things I say to my kids as control yourself so I don't have to rake the word terrific work that was been great being with you again to Jen and all, please. If you'd like to receive these written daily moments of hope go to moments of hope, church.org, you can subscribe there will arrive in your inbox every morning at 7 AM for my heart to yours free of charge to help your day begin with a moment of hope and moments of hope with David blank senior pastor has moments of hope charts messages from our online worship service. You can be a part of our service each Sunday morning at nine and 11 o'clock going to moments of home church.org your online sign-up for dated daily moments of hope delivered every morning here in the meetings weekly hope they're both free and available through our website moments at home, church.org, and the entire moments of hope charts Israel


Get The Truth Mobile App and Listen to your Favorite Station Anytime