Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bearing The Consequences Of Our Sin


2 Samuel 12:10-15

The Story

When sin was forgiven and cleansed, it didn't mean that it was over.

David still had to pay dearly for his sin.

Because David had wanted Uriah to be killed with violence, violence would never depart from his family. David would later lose three of his sons in a violent manner: Amnon (2 Samuel 13:28-29), Absalom (2 Samuel 18:14-15) and Adonijah (1 Kings 2:24-25).

Because David had treated with contempt the wife of Uriah, his own son, Absalom, would later go in to his father's wives in public view (2 Samuel 16:21-22).

Sins affected everyone and everything, and not just David alone!

What David had done in secret, the Lord would reveal it in the open for everyone to see.

And as part of David's punishment, God had allowed the baby born of David's adulterous affair to become sick and die. How it must have broken his heart watching his son died!

David paid a terrible price for his sin!

Lessons

When sin is forgiven and cleansed, it doesn't mean that it is over.

We still have to pay dearly for our sins.

We may think that what we have done affect no one but ourselves.

We are wrong.

When we sin, it affects everyone and everything.

And what we have done in secret, God will reveal it in the open for everyone to see.

We will pay a terrible price for our sin!

Remember...

God will forgive our sins if we repent.

And God will wash away all our sins.

But we still have to bear the consequences of our sins.

And there will be scars, to remind us of our sins.

Remember, it dishonors the name of God among the unbelievers when we sin.

And we can expect nothing less than His chastisement.

4 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed your exaltation about God who made heaven and earth.He is always merciful.

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  2. nice to know about this. thanks for sharing

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  3. My pastor preached on this today. Isn't God awesome! He spreads His message throughout the world. To God Be the Glory!

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  4. Sin is really deadly, most especially when hidden and not surrendered and confessed to God.

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