Spiritual Warfare – The Walk of Repentance

2 Samuel 12:1-23
  • David was greatly blessed by God, but he was blinded by his lust – How quickly we can forget!
    • 2 Sam 12:7-8: God gave his the kingship, delivered him from Saul, gave him Saul’s house, his wives, and the house of Israel and Judah…if that wasn’t enough God would have given him more!
  • David’s sin first was against God!
    • Psalm 51:4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight…”
    • 2 Sam 12:13 – “And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord…”
  • David despised the commandment of God!
    • 2 Sam 12:9 – Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight?…”
    • 2 Sam 12:10 – “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me (God)…”
    • Despise = to disesteem, disdain, contemptible

Can a child of God despise God? YES!

  • God’s word can be despised – Numbers 15:31
  • You can serve God or money – you’ll love one and despise the other – Matthew 6:24
  • We can despise God’s goodness – Romans 2:4
  • We can despise God’s chastening – 12:5
  • We can despise God – 1 Thessalonians 4:8

BUT, God gives us the ability to Repent/Turn

  • Rom 2:4 – “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.”

The walk of repentance/The walk of pleasing God!

  • Read 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
    • Question – is my walk pleasing God?

Psalm 16 – You Won’t Walk Alone – God’s Presence

  • He preserves us!
    • 2 Timothy 4:18“And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
  • He is our strength – 16:8
  • He shows us the path of life – 16:11
  • He is always with us – 16:11, Hebrews 13:5
    • In God’s presence there is fullness of joy!
  • When we walk with God it pleases Him and we feel His pleasure in us!16:11