Stunning

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Read, and play the man........

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace.
From the roof he saw a woman bathing.
The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her.
The man said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"
Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her.


MUCH LATER

Then David said to him, "Stay here one more day, and tomorrow I will send you back."
So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next.
At David's invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk.
But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master's servants; he did not go home.


LATER THE SIN CONTINUES

In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.
In it he wrote, "Put Uriah in the front line where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die."
So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were.
When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David's army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.


SIN ABOUNDS NO END, EVEN IN A MAN LIKE DAVID!

Why did you get so close to the wall?' If he asks you this, then say to him, 'Also, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.' "


AND LATER SIN KNOWS NO BOUNDS

The messenger said to David, "The men overpowered us and came out against us in the open,
but we drove them back to the entrance to the city gate.
Then the archers shot arrows at your servants from the wall, and some of the king's men died.
Moreover, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead."


GOD IS NOT MOCKED, NOT EVEN FOR A MOMENT

When Uriah's wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him.
After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son.
But the thing David had done displeased the LORD.


THE LORD IS AT WORK

The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, "There were two men in a certain town,
one rich and the other poor.
The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle,
but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought.
He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms.
It was like a SON to him.


AND WE READ THE CONSEQUENCES

"Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare
a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and
prepared it for the one who had come to him."

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan,
"As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!
He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity."


DAVIDS SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SELF DECEPTION---AMAZING!!

THEN

Then Nathan said to David, "You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says:
'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.
I gave your master's house to you, and your master's wives into your arms.
I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.
Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the
Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.
Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of
Uriah the Hittite to be your own.'


IMAGINE HOW THE MIGHTY KING DAVID FELT?
CAN EVEN YOU, HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE THE LORD?
IF NOT, YE SHALL PERSISH WITHOUT MERCY...............................THE END.

Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD."
Nathan replied, "The LORD has taken away your sin.
You are not going to die. 14 But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the LORD show utter contempt,
the son born to you will die."


RESULT

After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill.
David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and went into his house and spent the nights lying on the ground.
The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat
any food with them.

On the seventh day the child died.

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This post may even save precious lives....................Even those with the faith of a mustard seed. Praise the Lord.................................................

Mark

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