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The Ripple Effect of David's Sin, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy
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February 15, 2022 7:00 am

The Ripple Effect of David's Sin, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy

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Greetings friends and new listeners then welcome to the sound of faith. I'm sure not thanking you for joining us today because we know Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Today's message the ripple effect of David's sin is quite informative. He was the only man in the Bible, of whom God testified, I have found David to be a man after my own heart.

Yet he willfully committed the sin of adultery using his kingly authority to steal another man's wife, but what was worse was the cover-up and the collateral damage that created many victims in the ripple effect of David's sin. So now this is occurred. There is another ripple. I want you to see that happen the same time. What other person was affected now by David's plan of cover-up Joab because now Joab is forced to participate in murder. David had said you put them out there where he will be smitten and die. Can you imagine when Joab got that letter he must would you please.

One of our captains. He's one of our best. Now we don't know.

I sorted out seriously doubt that David said because I got his wife pregnant so I don't think you even what was happening. He could only in general try to imagine. Maybe he thought that when Joab went there in the beginning, the roost was to get news of the war sentiment so I know what's going on but maybe he thought the that you ride did something terrible that now the king says he's not a doctor but what ever show was forced again because of David's authority and power and being the king and he said, pointing.

But you see, Joab could just send you ride all by himself and save you all by yourself going to attack the city wall.

He couldn't do that. He had to send at least a group of men that make it even looks sensible because of anything Joab by himself and it would've been me is that they set him up to be killed. So we sent a group of men like they were special that they were going to go somehow and maybe thought that they thought the microphone were going to be special ops and were going to get there working to pick off some of these people, but they were no match. They were no match for a fortified city, with men on the wall, shooting down at them with big Joe retreated. So the ripple effect Bathsheba, Uriah show, add other righteous men are now collateral damage of David's sin. So now Joab has to send a message back to David. The telling what's going on and he told the messenger.

He's when you go see King David and you tell him that we lost a lot of men in battle, and the king will get angry at you. He will get angry and he might say to you, why did you approach so near to the city. Did you know that they would pick you that they would shoot at you from the law.

Why did you go near the walls. Listen to this. Joab said to the messenger. If the king gets angry and asks you those questions.

Here's how you answer him your servant Uriah the Hittite died also because he knew that that's all that David cared about. He was reckless careless. He didn't care about the collateral damage and he didn't care about those righteous men. He only wanted to know your ride is dead and now that he's dead, my sin will be covered and nobody else will know about it so he forced Joab to participate in murder and then he forced Joab to participate in the cover-up email he sent valiant men to their deaths just so he could get Uriah killed a man. There were grieving widow and orphan children weeping in the towns of Israel and Judah because valiant men died that day to cover-up.

David said now David's going to try to assuage Joab's guilt. David knew that Joab had to be written with guilt and not even understanding really what the whole plot was about and so he told the messenger were to read this part.

Let's look at verse 22. So the messenger went and came and showed David all the Joab had sent him for, and the messenger said on the day that surely the men prevailed against us and came out unto us in the field and we were upon them even to the entering of the gate and the shooter shot from off the wall upon my servants and some of the king's servants, be dead, and your servant Uriah, the head Hittite is dead also.

Then David said to the messenger. You shall that you shall say unto Joab, not this thing displease you for the sword devours one as well as another major battle more strongly against the city and overthrow it and encourage him. So now David is instructing this messenger when you go back to Joab. Do not let this thing displease you. For you know the sword devours one as well as another.

Don't feel bad. Joab don't feel guilty. And don't be displease in this Hebrew word means to be grievous to grieve over something.

Don't be greened over these men's dad control over who gets killed in the battle. This is part of being in the military now want you to strengthen yourself and strengthen your troops and go against that city and overthrow that city and then he said to the messenger pipetting him on the shoulder and said now when you go back, encourage Joanne make sure you encourage him. Can you see how that David was falling deeper and deeper into this snare. Amen. He wanted the messenger to encourage Joab because David already knew that Joab had to be in a bad place that's look at verse 26 and when the wife of Uriah Bathsheba heard that your riding on her husband was dead. She mourned for her husband. As I said a moment ago. We should not even think that she wasn't in love with her husband. She loved her husband and imagine the emotional state that she was in. She loved it when she heard he was dead.

She had to be broken hearted and grieving over the loss of her husband. Amen. It wasn't good. He was a righteous man. I won't have time to go there today, but further on in second Samuel and David Stein on his deathbed and he gives you sort of on a synopsis of his military life and it tells you that he had nothing to was, I believe it was 38 or 39 men that were his closest companions in war and how they know David had many many over the years. Even when he was writing from Saul way back when before looking at 600 men that helped him and so he had many great men and it names them all and guess what is the last one. It names Uriah the Hittite was a good man. He was a righteous man abhors his wife would've been broken hearted and grieved over his death. Amen.

And she did not initiate this sexual thing that they had. It was David who took her and seduced her now. She could have been partially relieved that her pregnancy now her husband would never know about it and not be broken hearted over it because the guilt of breaking his heart with this was probably very heavy upon her.

Nevertheless she was still pregnant and people knew her husband wasn't home.

Amen. What was she going to do about that, but she would have been brokenhearted over the death of her husband. Verse 27 and when the morning was passed. David said and fetched her to his house and she became his wife and bear him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord when I read that were displeased that jumped out at me because it's the same word that he told the messenger to tell Joab don't let this thing displease you.

Don't let it grieve you well.

He might've been telling Joab that he forgot God was displeased God was grieved over what David did. I think that God had two things going on. He was angry he was angry over this, but I think he was brokenhearted to because remember, David was a man after God's own heart and God had lavished his love one David from the time he was a child because David had lavished his love on God from his childhood. So I will paraphrase here at this point for time so God now sends his prophet Nathan to confront David over his sins and Nathan started off very tactfully telling him the story.

David, I want to tell you of the situation that I know about because remember the King was the ultimate counselor and so Nathan said there was another particular town.

A rich man and a poor man now. The rich man had exceeding flocks and herds. While the poor man had only one little female lamb and he loved and treated. That little lamb like a member of the family. She grew up with his children.

You know how like you get a puppy dull grows up with your kids.

That's how the lamb was. He said she ate and drank with them.

They treated her like part of the family says that this little lamb would lie on his bosom, just like your little puppy will do what your little kitty will do.

Amen. And then one day a traveler came to visit the rich man and the rich man wanted to provide for him. A great meal but instead of him going to his many flocks and choosing a land out of his many many flocks and she he went and took the poor man's one and only land and he killed it and dressed it and prepared it as a meal for his guest. Now when David heard yes.

He said all the new has done this joust, Charlie.he pronounced a strong judgment, he shall shortly die. Amen Nathan said you are the man, my God, that must to hit David like an arrow goal right in the bull's-eye of his heart. Amen. And I know in the nano second David understood exactly what he meant. He knew in that moment what he meant. Amen.

David thought that he had covered his sin and covered his tracks. He married Bathsheba. No one now would question anything about anything and he didn't think the song no. But the thing displease the Lord and he revealed it unto his servant Nathan and sent Nathan to him and now he proceeds to pronounce the judgment over David anointed you king, because Nathan is now speaking in the voice of God, and I didn't know what you saw you his house I gave you why I gave you everything that you wanted.

I made you king over Israel and Judah. And if you wanted or I would have given you those things to but you have despised the commandment of the Lord to do such evil is to kill Uriah and take his wife to be your wife and have slain him with the sword of Amnon. Think about that.

They had going up against the ammonites that you use the nights to kill your but I hold you responsible hold you accountable for his death. Amen David has the killer Nathan is given the strong words about Dana. What is done in the judgment.

He never mentions Bathsheba. He never says so. She said the wicked things she's done in the evil she has done.

God did not hold it against Bathsheba because David is the one who contrived the whole thing from the get go. From the moment his eyes laid upon that beautiful naked woman on.

He allowed the lust of his flesh and the lust of his eyes to carry them through and the ripple effect was getting bigger and bigger, and God did not blame Bathsheba because the position that she was in.

It was as though he had forced her. Amen. Okay, let's look in chapter 12 verse 10 now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife thus says the Lord. Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them loving our neighbor and look at this and he shall live with thy wives and the site of this someone for you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the son, my daughter just got cold chills.

Amen. I'm telling you, God told him payback is coming.

It is going to come your own house. The sword will never leave your house and you did this thing in secret. But I'm telling you that someone else is going to live with your wives publicly in front of all saints, do you know this literally came to pass David's favorite son. He had many many sons. His favorite song was Absalom, and at one point Absalom rebelled and tried to steal this the throne of David and when he tried to steal the throne of David.

He actually made it all the way into Jerusalem, and David had to flee the palace and he fled the palace, but he left behind and on his concubines so that they could keep the house and hold your place in chapter 12 of flip over to 16 I will read a couple verses and see what happens in chapter 16. Looking at verse 20. Then said Absalom to hit the fell he was a counselor.

He was one of David's closest advisors and counselors give counsel among you, what we shall do. He has now deserted David and going on Absalom side and Absalom is asking him if they've arrived at the palace teasing what should we do now that were here and listen to this and I have the fell set on Absalom going into your father's concubines, which he had left to keep the house and all Israel shall hear that you are a port of your father's then shall the hands of all that are with the be strong so they spread Absalom 10 upon the top of the house and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel hold those rooftop sins see the rooftop is the place of ease and comfort you go up there and rest, relax. So he says. I tell you what you want to really really get your dad go get his 10 concubines he left behind to come up on the rooftop and have sex with them up there in front of everybody. Boy, that'll really do it. Amen. Are you thinking what I'm thinking why in the world would I hit the fell tell Absalom to do something so vile well remember when I told you up front. Remember that Bathsheba is the daughter of Iliana de Leon is the son of a hit the fell so I hit the fell is Bathsheba's grandfather and he was one of David's closest counselors and advisers during the time that David seduced his granddaughter Bathsheba. All I tell you what it's coming back home is in it. It's coming home so not only that but you know he was he was defending.

I mean, he was angry over what happened to his daughter and then you know he was angry.

What happened to your right and that was that was his daughter's husband and so Absalom did this he did what he was told he went up there.

He had sex with all these women are from every body.

Now eventually, David is going to conquer and Absalom is going on Ron and they're going to have a battle.

David's going to get to come home and he's going to come back to the palace and when he does he takes those 10 women that had been molested. You might say by Absalom, because you never had your mates son violate you, how humiliating is that I need to help those 10 women you would already been wrongly humiliated. He, as it were, allowed them to stay in the palace he gave them a place to stay, but he forced them and what we would consider to be widowhood for the rest of their lives they lived as widows.

All we just got another ripple, didn't we. We went out from Bathsheba to Uriah to Joe add to the men that were killed with Uriah now to the 10 concubines who were molested and forced to live as widows for the rest of their lives. All of the collateral damage. The collateral damage of that sin. Amen. Okay now so let's go back where we were in chapter 12 and look at verse 13 and David said on the Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

And Nathan set on the David, the Lord also has put away your sin, you shall not die. Remember, David said the man is done. This shall surely die. Nathan says you shall not die, howbeit because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord, to blaspheme the child so that is born unto you shall surely die. All neither goes another ripple. So let's think about this for a moment.

First of all David knew yes he had sinned against Bathsheba made her an adulterous. He had shipped sinned against Uriah and admired him sinned against Joab and forced him to be complicit in his terrible plot of the evil of murdering cover-up. He saw all the things that he was complicit in what he had done and yet he realized at the very core of everything I have sinned against God, I have sinned against God. Amen. Had he allowed just a fear of the Lord and or his love for God to conquer that lustful temptation he would not have executed his evil plans.

Now what about this innocent baby now I got another ripple. We got a baby and always remember that whenever there's an adulterous affair. There is a some other kind awful thing a rate of molestation and an a child is born under terrible circumstances, the baby is not at fault. The baby is innocent.

But God says the baby is going to die. Now remember were under the old covenant life for life blood for blood. Remember, David should have died for this sin the double sin of adultery and murder.

He should have died, and he said, out of his own mouth, the one used on this shall surely die. But at this time. None of David's sons in God's mind were fit to be king. None of them were fit to step in the David shoes and be king. So in spite of his gross sins. David did have a heart for God, and he was God's choice to be king but God said, life for life. The child shall surely die. Now put yourself in Bathsheba's shoes for a moment. This never was her doing she never initiated she was seduced into this sin, she committed adultery against her husband. Her husband was killed and now she's going to lose her first baby.

She is going to lose her firstborn son. Imagine what she's going through verse 15, and Nathan departed onto his house and the Lord struck the child that Uriah's wife bear on the David and it was very sick. David therefore besought God for the child and David fasted and went in and they all night upon the earth if we would read on. We will find out that this took place for seven straight days.

David would not eat. He would not even get up and get washed or get dressed. He would not do anything but live before God with his face to the floor, beseeching God to have mercy on the baby. It was to the point that the servants were walking around whispering we going to do.

He's going to lose his mind. We had to stop this, we had to do something he's going to have to eat but you see, the child was lingering between life and death and David was imploring God and beseeching God have mercy, and not let the innocent baby be the collateral damage of his said, but on the seventh day the child died. Now the service.all my goodness.

We cannot tell him the child's dad he was already ready to break over the child being sick. If we tell them that the child's dad he will absolutely lose his mind but he saw them whispering and acting funny and he knew Lisa did the child die they said yes. He goes and gets a shower, get stressed, fixes himself, puts his oil on and goes and said repair me a meal and they were like what when the child was still living. You would need. You wouldn't drink and now that he's dead now. You're going to get dressed and now you're going to eat he said as long as the child was alive. There was maybe a possibility that God would have mercy and raise them up but now that he's dead.

He is not coming back.

I will go to him. Amen. And that is a little glimmer of hope for those who have lost loved ones, especially a child. Amen. They're not coming back. Yes I know when you break your heart and you'll never get over it. But you know you'll go to that you will see them again.

Amen.

Amen. I hope you are being enlightened by this intriguing message.

The ripple effect of David's sin.

This larger-than-life king was a man after God's own heart. He was Israel's heroic giant slayer, but he did not slay the giant of sexual lust that spurred him to commit adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his righteous captains in the Army. He took an innocent woman and made her an adulterous when she became pregnant he devised a cover-up when it failed David's unrepentant heart deceived him to commit the murder of the innocent husband, Uriah, the ripple effect of this evil deed forced his general Joab to participate in the murderous scheme. It took the lives of other valiant soldiers who were sent to die on the battlefield with Uriah and when judgment was pronounced on David the baby born in adultery died 10 of his concubines were publicly sexually molested by his own son and forced into a state of secluded widowhood and the sword of death took three more of his sons, but thank God for second chances. David got right with God and we have is recorded words that reveal what true repentance is and the extent of God's merciful forgiveness.

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