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David: Defiled by Disobedience

David: Defiled by Disobedience

  • David’s life went from the sublime (amazing) to the sordid (despicable)
  • Theme: Sin is any failure to live up to God’s standards. The product of a rebellious heart (Jer. 17:9), sin brings emotional and physical destruction.
    • First, David stayed in Jerusalem while his armies were at war (11:1)
      • “If you do God’s will today you will be in God’s will tomorrow”
    • Next Step of David’s sin was watching Bathsheba (ll:2)
      • Lust brings sin (James 1:15)
    • Third, David sent for Bathsheba (ll:4)
    • Fourth, David committed adultery (11:4)
    • Fifth, David covered up his adultery by murdering Uriah
    • “Adulteries have often occasioned murders, and one wickedness must be covered and secured with another. The beginnings of sin are therefore to be dreaded; for who knows where they will end.”
I. Pathway to Sin
  • Life-destroying sin is a process: David dabbled in “small” sins that gradually broke down his standards, eroded (wore down) his relationship with God, and opened him up to temptation.
  • Seared conscience
    • Weakness for white lies
    • Weakness for women
  • Unprincipled friend : Joab was a murderer who David returned to his position as commander-in-chief of Israel’s armies.
  • Lowered standards: Uzzah
  • Neglect of duty: David did not fight with his men but stayed back
  • Failure to flee
II. Consequences of Sin
  • Murder
  • Incest, adultery, jealousy, and upheaval plagued David’s house and kingdom to the day of his death.
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Quit You Like Men

  Chapel Sermon
Quit You Like Men
I Cor. 16:13

I Cor. 16:13,14

(KJV) 1 Cor. 16:13  Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
14  Let all your things be done with charity.

(ESV) 1 Cor. 16:13  Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
14  Let all that you do be done in love.

Watch ye (KVJ)
Be watchful (ESV)
Matt. 24:42 – Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Stand fast (KVJ)
Stand firm (ESV)
Phil. 1:27 – Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel

Be strong (KJV)
Be strong (ESV)
Eph. 3:16 – That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;


I. The Meaning of the Expression

– “Quit you like men” is only one word in the Greek text (andridzesthe)
– This word is only found here in the New Testament
– Other forms of the word

Be watchful 

1Co_16:13  Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 

1Pe_5:8  Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 

Being watchful is 

When you are tempted to get anxious about what is happening around you, remember this:  God is watching over you – You need not fear –  He is in total control.  Lift up your eyes and see His glory.  Read through Psalm 121, keeping in mind that God is watching over you.

“Lord, I pray that You will teach me the secret of being a watchman in prayer.  Help me to rise above the noise of this world, to be still in silence, and to learn the skill of watching for my city and nation.  Forgive me for running ahead of You and failing to listen to Your still, small voice.  Help me to realize my responsibility in being a watchman in prayer.  Show me how to pray against evil in my city.  Help me to pray diligently for the needs in my nation.  Help me to persistently claim the promises You give me in the secret place of prayer.  Teach me to seize the moment in watchful prayer.  In Jesus’ name, amen.”

“Watchmen are ordinarily placed on the walls of a city to give notice to the rulers of coming danger.  God appoints watchmen not only to warn men – often they will not hear – but also to summon Him to come to their aid whenever need or the enemy may be threatening.  The great mark of the intercessors are that they are not to hold their peace day or night, to take no rest, and to give God no rest, until the deliverance comes.  In faith they may count upon the assurance that God will answer their prayers.”  Andrew Murray

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Welcome To My Devotional Journal

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