Here’s last weekend’s sermon in 10 Tweets, “Sent” (2 Samuel 11:1–12:15), The David Story: Finding Strength in God
1/ What happens in 1 Sam 11 is probably much worse than you believe. What happens in 12 is much greater than you'll ever know.
2/ David stayed back… The point is that David is now very powerful. That’s his greatest vulnerability.
3/ Key words: "sent" & "take"
4/ David SENT & TOOK Eliam's daughter, Uriah's wife.
5/ David's sense of absolute power is an illusion. Bathsheba SENT a message to David, "I am pregnant."
6/ What's the one thing he wants Uriah to do? Go down. What's the one thing he won't do? Go down.
7/ "A drunk Uriah has more integrity than a sober David."
8/ "Don't let this seem evil in your eyes" vs. "It was evil in God's eyes"
9/ David confesses. God forgives. The consequences linger. But a day is coming when God will wipe out the bad consequences of our sins.
10/ Angry he's forgiven? Then you think you're better than him. Relieved? Then you have the opportunity to be forgiven as David was.