by John Barnett

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David Forgot: God is There (20 of 49)
Series: Discovering David's Spiritual Secret
John Barnett
1 Corinthians 10:12-14

This evening we are at the fifth consequence of David's unguarded moments that led to his darkest hour. The temptation and fall of David are presented by God for each of us to ponder. Remember those consequences?

1. David Desensitized his conscience by incomplete obedience (II Sam 5:13).
2. David Relaxed his grip on personal purity (II Sam 11:1).
3. David Fixated his heart on physical desires (II Sam 11:2).
4. David Rationalized his mind about wrong decisions (II Sam 11:3).
5. David Plunged his life into lustful sin (II Sam 11:4).
6. David Destroyed his testimony by the sin of a moment of stolen pleasure. Death, deceit, murder, immorality and spiritual oppression, poverty and famine of the soul are only a few offspring of this act of momentary pleasure.

There are lessons to be learned from David that are very difficult but so necessary. For any and all of us today ring Paul's words across the twisted wreckage of so many lives that litter the highway of the redeemed—flee lust and look for God when tempted.

Let's begin this evening asking the Lord to make His incredibly comforting promise of 1st Corinthians 10:1-13 clear to each of us.

1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up ...

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