II Sam.11:27, “The thing that David had done displeased the Lord”
The story is too horrible for public recital, though if one will read it in private with earnest prayer he may find exceedingly precious lessons in it. It was one of the most horrible and dastardly crimes of history. The history of David’s sin teaches seven great lessons.
1. That a very good man, if he gets his eyes off from God and His word, may easily fall into very gross sin. Ps.119:11.
2. That God never looks upon any man’s sin with the least degree of allowance. I Cor.22:8.
3. That whatsoever a man soweth that he shall also reap. II Sam.13:28-29.
4. The fourth lesson of David’s sin is that the sin of God’s servants gives great occasion for the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme.
5. That the sins of God’s people is base ingratitude toward God. II Sam.16:5-6.
6. That there is full and abundant pardon for the vilest sinner. II Sam.12:13.
7. Pardon is found by the confession of our sin. Ps.32:1-5, Lk.18:10-14.