2 Samuel 11 – IT’S SO EASY
David, who was a man after God’s heart, sinned on many occasions. The most grievous of his sins was probably his affair with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah. David found out just how easy it is to sin and to displease God.
IT’S EASY TO BE LAZY – Vs. 1
Instead of going off to war with his soldiers, David stayed home. He was lax in his responsibilities.
One of the great problems we have as Christians is that we get lazy in our commitments to the Lord. If we do not continue to fight the world, the flesh, and the Devil, we become lazy. 1 Peter 5:8, Matthew 22:37-40, Ephesians 6:10-11
When we are lazy, we are more susceptible to giving in to temptation.
IT’S EASY TO LUST – Vs. 2
I think of lust as natural desire taken to the extreme. We have healthy natural desires, but when they control us, they lead to lust. 1 John 2:15-16, Matthew 5:27-28
IT’S EASY TO LET GO – Vss. 3-4
Lust in the heart is sin, but it also leads to the actual act of sin.
Instead of resisting sin, David let go of any control he had and committed adultery.
It’s easy for us to give in to our lusts as well. When we do, it leads to trouble. James 1:13-15
IT’S EASY TO LOOK OUT FOR MYSELF – Vss. 8-27
David was looking to cover up his sin. As a result, he tried to make it look like Uriah had gotten his wife pregnant. Uriah never went down to his wife when he came home from the battle.
David then had Uriah murdered so that he could marry Bathsheba and make the whole thing look legitimate.
We can do some low things to keep others from discovering our sins.
IT’S EASY TO LIVE A LIE
David pretended to be living right, when, in reality, he was living in sin.
Many Christians pretend to be godly when they are not.
It is important to note that in all of this God was displeased. Vs. 27