TRAVAIL BY TRANSGRESSION
By Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: II Samuel 12?b-1O
If ever a mortal was blessed of God, it was King David. He sat upon the very throne which will one day be occupied by the Lord of glory Himself. David was God's good man, beloved and privileged above all others, the greatest of all of God's chosen vessels surely. No other human soul has ever enjoyed a relationship with God to equal David's. David praised and adored his Lord, proved his great faith by word and deed, graced his throne as did none other.
But the nature of father Adam, we have always with us! The great king of Israel lusted after another man's wife, satisfied that lust, murdered her husband and took the widow (who already carried his child) to the marriage bed. Thus, David betrayed a unity more precious to him than all his worldly possessions; he foolishly bartered the purity of that relationship for a temporary self-gratification in the flesh.
At what price? His reward was a tortured soul filled with shame and regret. The Lord's own words pronounced David's guilt to his face. "WHEREFORE HAST THOU DESPISED THE COMMANDMENT OFTHE LORD, TO DO EVILIN HIS SIGHT? THOU HAST KILLED URIAH THE HITTITE WITH THE SWORD, AND HAST TAKEN HIS WIFE TO BE. THY WIFE." David had deliberately sinned against God, and now he must pay the price in agony and remorse. "HAVE MERCY UPON ME, 0 GOD ... FOR I ACKNOWLEDGE MY TRANSGRESSIONS: AND MY SIN IS EVER BEFORE ME" (Psalms 51:1a, 3).
Once again, the shades of Eden had darkened the glow of unity. "BEHOLD, I WAS SHAPEN IN INIQUITY; AND IN SIN DID MY MOTHER CONCEIVE ME" (Psalms 51:5),.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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