He required the Law: repay four-fold b. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more! a. i. Joab struggled for more than a year to conquer Rabbah, and the victory only came when David got things right with God. There is a sense in which David stole something from Uriah. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. But he would not, nor did he eat food with them. David’s sins are exposed, and he experiences serious consequences. (2Sa 12:24-25) God extends His mercy to David and Bathsheba. a. Joab fought against Rabbah and the people of Ammon, and took the royal city: This continued the war that began in 2 Samuel 10. The son of Jesse proclaimed that whoever did this deserved to die, and in addition, must needs to restore the poor man fourfold because of his actions. The Old Testament The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, and a broken and contrite heart – these, O God, You will not despise. Pentateuch Adultery and sexual immorality are theft – taking something that does not belong to us. Pentateuch “Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.”. He was born to a woman who promised to give him away in service to the Lord. Samuel was one of the great prophets of the Old Testament. 2. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. i. Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and take it, lest I take the city and it be called after my name.”. And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. David knew that Nathan was not a negative critic but a friend. In chapter two of the first book of Samuel, we see Eli the high priest falling short of being a good father. Godly leaders think before they speak (14:24). 3. So the elders of his house arose and went to him, to raise him up from the ground. Since the sickness came immediately after the words of Nathan the prophet, it was received as from the hand of God. God mercifully kept speaking to David even when David didn’t listen. Restore fourfold also shows that David’s sin and hardness of heart did not diminish his knowledge of the Bible. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. There are vital lessons that we can learn from Samuel’s life and one of these is the power of prayer. 2 Samuel 12:14 - "Because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die." Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he shall restore fourfold for the lamb, because he did this thing and because he had no pity.”. David showed that we often try to rid our guilty consciences by passing judgment on someone else. So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”. Comments In Channel. c. Have sinned: David didn’t use elaborate or soft vocabulary. is usually wrong, But God can fill that hole in your heart in ways you never imagined if you only seek Him first, But instead, David took matters into his own hands choosing to sin to gain something he wanted that he thought would make him happy, And God calls David’s choice to sin “despising the word of the Lord”, The Lord was saying that when we go against God’s commands, we show contempt for Him and His word, And we take for granted God’s grace extended to us in the revelation of that word and the other blessings we receive, It’s the same way we would feel if we had taken a desperate, hopeless person into our home, Given them everything they could have wanted and more, and done it without any expectation of repayment. Why have you despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in His sight? Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. “David’s fall should put those who have not fallen on their guard, and save from despair those who have.” (Augustine), ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission He was to honor God in the marriage commitment he made, even though it began in sin. -------------------- Lessons from King David (II Samuel 12:1-7, 13) Update: 2020-08-02. b. The NY Times reported something unusual that happened at 112 West 44th Street in Manhattan last year. Luke-Acts iii. 14 Leadership Lessons from 1 Samuel 14. 2 Samuel Chapter 12 More in this series. i. “The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds. 12 Samuel 2:1-23 Flyleaf Wisdom. “Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. You have killed Uriah... you have taken his wife, The sword shall never depart from your house, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house, I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, You did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die, You have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, The child who is born to you shall surely die, David therefore pleaded with God for the child, He went into the house of the Lord and worshiped, I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me, Joab fought against Rabbah and the people of Ammon, and took the royal city, Lest I take the city and it be called after my name, David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah, He took their king’s crown... it was set on David’s head, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Jeremiah 41-45 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), The Person of the Holy Spirit (Chuck Smith), Ezekiel 36:26-38; 37:1-28 (Chuck Missler). He did not hold a grudge against David and Bathsheba. Do we supposed he would have elected to return to earth? As we wait on the Lord, He will work through the circumstances of life to bring about his ultimate will. The man who has done this shall surely die! 4. Lest I take the city and it be called after my name: Joab goaded David into returning to battle by saying, “I’ll take all the credit to myself if you don’t come and finish this war.”. For they said, “Indeed, while the child was alive, we spoke to him, and he would not heed our voice. David’s reaction is one of the most important and profound spiritual lessons any individual can ever learn. Theology and art in the narrative of the Ammonite War (2 Samuel 10-12)," Grace Theological Journal 3.2 (Fall 1982): 193-205 John I. Lawlor Hannah: the receiver and giver of a great gift," Andrews University Seminary Studies 40.2 (Autumn 2002): 207-217 Kenneth D. Mulzac You have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme: David did this by doing just what those enemies of the Lord would do in the same situation. d. Because he had no pity: The idea is that the man should have had pity on his neighbor and did not. If so, then how can we say the child is being punished by being brought into the presence of the Lord in glory? 1. David’s use of the oath “As the Lord lives” shows how passionate his indignation is. David's unfaithfulness to God chs. On the other hand, Saul thought he could tell God's will simply by looking at the outward circumstances. David arose from the earth and changed his apparel — Put off the habit of a mourner, and prepared himself to appear before God. We often try to find refuge in excusing or minimizing or deflecting the blame of our sin; we simply do not condemn sin in ourselves. We’re studying the story of David’s fall into sin with Bathsheba and Uriah. -------------------- 2 Samuel 12:30 Or from Milkom’s (that is, Molek’s) 2 Samuel 12:30 That is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms; 2 Samuel 12:31 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain. e. He went into the house of the Lord and worshiped: This shows that David’s extraordinary prayer and fasting were answered. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. David judged more harshly than God judged II Samuel 12:5-6 a. i. Ask: Does anyone know what the word “restore” means? 2 Samuel 12:2 "The rich [man] had exceeding many flocks and herds:" In which the wealth of men lay in those times and countries; these in the parable signify David's wives and concubines, which were many; he had six wives in Hebron, and he took more wives and concubines out of Jerusalem, when he was come from Hebron, (2 Sam. The Legacy of David (2 Samuel 21‐1 Kings 2) David’s Psalms of Repentance (Psalms 51 and 32, optional) This series of lessons is based on Life of David: Discipleship Lessons from 1 and 2 Samuel by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson (JesusWalk, 2012), 280 pages. He placed the blame squarely on his own shoulders. 1When Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, heard that Abner had died at Hebron, his courage failed, and all Israel was dismayed. a. Joab was still in Ammon at war. There are no small sins against a great God, and great sins are even greater. All right, Mary, I confess. Posted on December 12, 2011 July 5, 2014 Author Randall Smith Categories 2 Samuel Post navigation Previous Previous post: Stages of Growth: “As the Heart Turns” – 2 Samuel 13:21-38 God has not forgotten you. What happened to the Jews who died before Jesus was born. iv. And since the Lord was the One Who made it possible for Samuel to be born, we know this was the Lord’s intention. He wanted David to consider Bathsheba not only as an individual but also as the wife of Uriah the Hittite. Pentateuch That sin only threw out upon the surface the evil that was always within him; and now God, having him see that the deadly cancer is there, begins to use the knife to cut it out of him.” (Spurgeon). God forgave David’s sin, but He would not shield him from every consequence of the sin. David should have put Bathsheba out of his mind when he heard she was married, but he didn’t. Title: God’s Forgave David’s Sin Scripture: 2 Samuel 11-12, Psalm 51 Target Age Group: 3 rd-5 th grade Lesson Opening. Lesson 2 Samuel 11-12 Lesson Text As David walked on the roof of his house one evening, he saw a beautiful woman taking a bath. Video presentation—“Watch Your Step” Video presentation—“Watch Your Step” After students identify the truths if we lust, then we lose the Spirit and may dismiss or ignore the consequences of our actions, and if we lust, then we lose the Spirit and our love and concern for others may diminish, you may want to show the video “Watch Your Step” (2:39). Its weight was a talent of gold, with precious stones. 2 Samuel 12 lesson by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics (Bible interpretation). Poetical Books They are demonstrations of radical submission and surrender to God’s power and will. Such is the beginning, often so insignificant, of a fall. b. I: David spoke of himself. Psalm 37:7-9 . Though the child died, the chastisement was really upon David and Bathsheba and not upon the child. And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 2 Samuel 11-12. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible He did not minimize his offence. While I was a guest at your home in Manila, I used your Bible one day for my devotions. David Guzik :: Study Guide for 2 Samuel 12 ← Back to David Guzik's Bio & Resources. 10—12 1. 13. And it was set on David’s head. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Then on the seventh day it came to pass that the child died. After a tough exam, two college roommates headed to the campus tavern to have a few beers and relax. 1. Nathan Confronts David. Only now, after the chastisement for sin, is she called Bathsheba his wife. “Long before his sin with Bathsheba, there were various indications as to David’s special liability to temptation. B. David’s repentance; the death of his newborn son. None of us--young believer or old, male or female--is exempt from the lessons of 2 Samuel 11. Minor Prophets When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. General Epistles -------------------- Acceptance. Denomination: Foursquare. So David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah, fought against it, and took it. Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Prophets His personal sin distorted his judgment: the man should die. d. You have killed Uriah... you have taken his wife: This is another way of saying, “You are the man!” God won’t allow David to blame anyone or anything else. In the original Hebrew, David’s statement I have sinned against the Lord amounts to only two words: hata al-Yahweh. 14:26;40). David’s sense of righteous indignation was so affected by his own guilt that he commanded a death sentence for the hypothetical case brought by Nathan, even though it wasn’t a capital crime. Yet David knew that he had to deal with his sin. Because you have despised Me: In 2 Samuel 12:9 God said that David despised the commandment of the Lord. f. I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me: David was confident that his son would meet him in heaven. Major Prophets David asks, can I fast to bring him back from the dead? Audio. Then the Lord sent Nathan to David. It’s also not a ...read more Scripture: 1 Samuel 7:12, 1 Samuel 7:2-14. iv. 2 Samuel 12:16 Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; Masoretic Text does not have in sackcloth. I need to love people more.” The leader gently told her, “That is not confession, sister. Nathan had to shock David into seeing his sin for what it was. That is with an eye of pity and commiseration; and deliverance of him out of it. i. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point What David did was not unusual among the kings and rulers of the world, but it should be unusual among God’s people. His sin did not condemn him to a life of failure and defeat. -------------------- 2. Johannine Writings God's faithfulness despite David's unfaithfulness chs. Little ewe lamb 2 Samuel 12: 1”Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. 13-19) Related Media Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” 1 Samuel, and the question of who should be Israel's king dominates much of 2 Samuel.1 As with all the historical narratives of the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit's purpose in giving us the books of 1 and 2 Samuel was not just to record events that transpired. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. 2 Samuel 7:1: 7:1-17pp — 1Ch 17:1-15; 2 Samuel … Johannine Writings (2Sa 12:15-23) The death of David’s son. This is because when the child was conceived Uriah was alive and Bathsheba was Uriah’s wife. Now let’s complete our study in 2 Samuel with this review… Here’s 5 Lessons We Learn From the book of 2 Samuel. Nevertheless, we are called to wait on the Lord. We’ve given you everything and more than you could have expected or deserved, so why repay that kindness with harm? 2 Samuel 12:1-23 Learning from Failure is a sermon on the way one can learn from failures in life. 2. Now that the Lord is bringing this sin out into the open, it’s important for the rest of the story to be told as well, The nations couldn’t just learn of David’s sin without also knowing the Lord’s response so that the lesson could be learned, So Nathan says the child must die so that Israel’s enemies understand that God didn’t approve of David’s actions and that a price was paid, This price wasn’t to obtain forgiveness for David but to obtain vindication for the Lord Himself, The Lord is using evil for a great good…to protect His glory before the nations, This third punishment is the first the Lord brings to pass for David, We would expect the Lord to act immediately in the case of David’s son since it’s the only way to demonstrate that God’s word is true, Everyone is going to die sooner or later, so when God connects someone’s death to a specific set of circumstances, He must act quickly. The pharmacist had a good reputation. You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” And he said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead; why should I fast? David knew that true repentance means restitution. 8 VI. Still the child died. Joab was about to complete the defeat of the Ammonites. In this lesson we are going to see several truths from the account of David and Bathsheba in regards to sin, cover up of sin, consequences of sin, forgiveness, restoration, and future glorification. a. a. David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah: This was the final phase of David’s restoration. Video presentation—“Watch Your Step” After students identify the truths if we lust, then we lose the Spirit and may dismiss or ignore the consequences of our actions, and if we lust, then we lose the Spirit and our love and concern for others may diminish, you may want to show the video “Watch Your Step” (2:39). The Old Testament 2 Samuel 4:1-4 (ESV) How easy it is for us to want to help God along and move past His timing by manipulating situations so we can reach our goals and find success as we define it. And yet we say the child is dying, which is not a good thing for the child, right? Rather than taking things into his own hands, David waited for God's promises to be fulfilled. He acknowledged his guilt openly, candidly and without any denial of truth.” (Keil and Delitzsch). He assumed that since David was trapped, the LORD had delivered David into his hands. We can’t despise God’s commandments without despising Him. i. It is God’s way of saying, “Uriah’s death and the subsequent marriage doesn’t make everything alright.”. Staying out of the fight will get you into trouble. The Old Testament GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible We never read of David committing adultery again because God used these chastisements to drive such impurities far from David. You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon.’ “, a. This shows that God didn’t only want to heal David of the guilt of his sin; He also wanted to heal David of the presence of this sin. 2 Samuel 12 - NIV: The LORD sent Nathan to David. David remains behind at Jerusalem; a little idleness detaches him from the interests of the war. (2Sa 12:29-31) David captures the city, takes the spoil, and sets the people to forced labor. This was an exceptionally good response from a man of David’s standing in life. Pauline Epistles And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. Thinking that we’re beyond such temptation is the first step toward falling (1 Cor. in particular, keeping his covenant with his brother-in-law, Jonathan. Cookie Notice: Poetical Books 2 Samuel 12:20. Samuel is among the most well-known prophets in the Old Testament. 2) Eli had not had the same effect on his sons, Hophni and Phinehas. Nathan then revealed that David was the man. 12:1-4; Psalm 51 Introduction. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Samuel sought God when Eli’s sons sought their own way. 4. Lessons 2 Samuel - Lesson 12 11.05.2020. It was common in those days to keep a lamb as a pet, and Nathan used this story of the pet lamb to speak to his friend David. 2 SAMUEL LESSON 12 We will begin this lesson in II Samuel 11:1 "And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth [to battle], that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. i. “David’s best sons came of Bath-sheba; because they were the fruit of their humiliation.” (Trapp). 141, 146-47. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 2. Video Audio. Previously the prophet Nathan delivered a message of great blessing to David (2 Samuel 7). His sin against Bathsheba, against Uriah, against Ahithophel, against his wives and children, and against the nation were great. All rights reserved. David had to face the consequences of his sin, beginning with the death of the child born by Bathsheba. i. David demanded fourfold restitution for the man in Nathan’s parable. It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him. 9—20 A. David's faithfulness ch. Prophets There is no excuse, no hiding, no concealment of the sin. Prophets And he came to him, and said to him: There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. And the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became ill. David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. Recorded at the Bible Lessons International studio. c. Who refused to take from his own flock... he took the poor man’s lamb: The sin Nathan describes is theft. 9 B. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The man who has done this shall surely die! [A previous revision of this page can be found here]. This illustrates an important principle: even when sin is forgiven a price must be paid. 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