II Samuel 9:1-11:27 / John 15:1-27 / Psalm 119:49-64 / Proverbs 16:1-3
Standout Story: II Samuel Chapter 11 (The story of David’s sin against Uriah the Hittite and Bathsheba 11:1)
Seek to be where God wants us to be. David should have been leading his army but found himself home with time on his hands. His failure to be where he was suppose to be made him vulnerable to sin.11:2-4 - Guard our eyes! The lust of the eyes led to enticement, which led to sin. WE MUST LEARN TO HATE SIN AND TURN FROM IT, NOT HANG OUT WITH IT HOPING IS WON’T INFLUENCE US. 11:6-27 - Expose sin. Do not attempt to cover it; it will grow if left hidden. David’s sexual sin grew into the sin of murder. Things we keep in darkness won’t go away, they will grow like a fungus. Sin can’t just be pushed down and ignored. In order to be truly free and clean, we must destroy the compartment in which we’ve allowed it to live, shine the light on it and DICISIVELY REMOVE IT ONCE AND FOR ALL.
The enemy would love us to believe that addressing sin in our lives is a daunting task that can never really work. WE NEED TO IDENTIFY THAT LIE AND KICK IT TO THE CURB! The TRUTH is, with God’s help, it CAN be done. The benefits, blessings and good fruit that will grow for the rest of our lives by walking CLEAN and FREE FAR OUTWIEGH the task of initiating the “cleaning process”.
Let the HOPE of FUTURE FREEDOM AND AMAZING FRUITFULNESS determine today’s necessary confrontations.