Define Your Destiny (3)

2 Samuel 11:1-5  

1  And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
2  And it cam to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off hi bed, and walked upon 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.
3  And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
4  And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
5  And the woman conceived. and sent and told David. and said I am with child.

Define your Destiny by your relationships 

 The Background

  • David was a man after God's own heart.
  • His sin was intensified by who he was and how he mishandled it. 
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12       Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

The Night 

  • David was in bedroom instead of the battlefield.
  • When you do not flee you fall
  • "I'm pregnant" put David into a panic. 
  • Uriah

The Cover-up 

  •  "I'm pregnant" put David into a panic
  • He brought Uriah home
  • He killed Uriah

Caught! 

  • 2 Samuel 12:5 - Nathan told David about a man who tool another man's only lamb, and David was quick to judge him.
  • 2 Samuel 12:7 - And Nathan said to David, THOU ART THE MAN
  • 2 Samuel 12:10-12 - the judgement. 
  • James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 

David Repented 

  • David said unto Nathan, "I have sinned"
  • Psalm 51
    - Have mercy on me
    -  Wash me ... cleanse me
    - I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 
    - Create in me a clean heart
    - Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation

David's repentance 

  • David is restored because of his relationship with God.