As we open again to the final chapters of David's life, we find that David's final years from God's perspective, begin with his fall into sin with Bathsheba.
Everything from 2 Samuel 11-12 (Bathsheba) to 1 Kings 2 (David's death) is touched, affected, and colored by that event.
God forgives the sins, and God forgets the iniquities. But the consequences and loss are recorded in the Bible, God's forever settled in Heaven Word. The consequences David faced are many. In our text this evening it is the great pain of a son's betrayal. Then David faces the verbal abuse by Shimei. Then the physical abuse and death threats of Absolom.
All of this is resulting from David's sin and the consequences that sin brings. Remember that incredible postscript to an incredible life? Has it stopped you yet and made you soberly think about where your life, habits, and secret thoughts are headed?
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...