Friday, April 2, 2010

The Devastating Effects Of Sin

2 Samuel 11: 5-27

The Story

David tried every means to cover his sins.

He tried to get Uriah to sleep with his wife, Bathsheba again.

But Uriah was a man of integrity (2 Samuel 11: 11).

David should have confessed his sins to God and dealt with the consequences.

But David decided to hide his sins.

Sins had led him down the path of deception.

David's deception did not work.

So David devised a plan to remove Uriah altogether.

David wanted to get Uriah killed on the battlefield.

Joab was given the order.

Sin had led him deeper down the path, farther away from God.

Uriah finally died.

David took Bathsheba as his wife.

David did not show any remorse for what he had done.

Sin had led him further down the devastating path.


And that is what sinner does!

They will always try to keep their sin covered and hidden.

And that is how sin works!

It will never be satisfied until sinners are totally destroyed.

And that is what sin does!

It sears the conscience until the entire life of the person is devastated.

And it dulls the person's sensitivity to the Lord and His voice.


We are no greater than David!

We are as prone to fail as he was.

The giant of our life is within us!

And if we are not careful, it will destroy us totally.

If we have been beaten already, we must be honest with the lord.

We must tell Him the whole truth.

And we must lean upon Him to fight the spiritual battle.


The devastating effects of sin!


  1. Happy Easter, my friend!
    He has risen, and because of that...we will too!

  2. this is a nice post. a good wake up call. thanks, affect other people's lives more than u imagine.