Our subject will be King David. What an anomaly he is.
- Such a key figure in the Bible
- Such sin coming from a believer and yet
- Such a desire for God
I. SUCH A KEY FIGURE IN THE BIBLE
Acts 13:22-23 (KJV)
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
David is mentioned 59 times in the New Testament:
- 39 times in the Gospels
- 11 times in the book of Acts
- 6 times in the Epistles and
- 3 times in the book of the Revelation
II. SUCH SIN FROM A BELIEVER
2 Samuel 12:7-9 (KJV)
And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; andif that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
- Took multiple wives
- Refused to discipline his children and
- Became bitter toward some of his children, refusing to speak with them
III. SUCH A DESIRE FOR GOD
One of the most beautiful passages of Bible anyone has ever know isPsalms 23:1-6 (KJV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
“I’ll tell you one thing. If revival comes it’s going to have to be from God. We’re not going to organize it down, preach it down or maybe even pray it down. It’s just going to have to be God’s choosing.”