Monday, May 10, 2010

How Sin Affects Us And Others


2 Samuel 12:9-14

The Story

David had sinned with Bathsheba.

He had covered that sin by having Uriah murdered.

But God found him out.

David had to endure the pain and tragedy in his own life and in his family.

His newborn son was struck ill and died.

His eldest son Amnon raped his half-sister Tamar.

His son Absalom grew to hate Amnon and conspired to have him killed. And he fled and ran from his father for some 5 years.

His son Absalom led a public rebellion against him. Absalom publicly disgraced his father by committed adultery with his concubines.

And his son Absalom was murdered by his nephew Joab..........................

After everything was over, David had 4 dead sons, a kingdom in shambles, disgraced wives, a tarnished reputation, a disgraced daughter, and a trusted counselor dead by suicide.

David's sin affected himself and others, and it caused him constant grief and heartache.

Lessons

Don't ever think that our sin only affects ourselves.

We never know who may be destroyed because of our sin.

Remember...

Many people are paying a high price for their sins today.

They are bearing in their body the horror of sins.

And their children continue to live in sin though they have found salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Yes, we never know how sin affects us and others.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog. God knew that our greatest need would be forgiveness of sins.

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  2. i believe in this, too. i hate sinning but sometimes i just cant avoid

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