The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

(2 Samuel 12:7-14)

1. The Provisions from the Lord
7  Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. 8  And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. 2 Samuel 12:7-8 (ESV)

Nathan’s list of God’s gifts infers David’s ingratitude as it relates to his sin.

2. The Question about the Lord
9  Why have you despised the word of the LORD, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 2 Samuel 12:9 (ESV)

The idea of despise can mean to regard a thing of little value or treated lightly, which is what we do to God’s Word when we deliberately defy it.1 Samuel 2:30; Isaiah 5:24

3. The Ramifications from the Lord
10  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.’
11  Thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of 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.
12  For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” 2 Samuel 12:10-12 (ESV); Galatians 6:7-8

Just as David took the sword to cover his sins, the sword or death would not depart from his family.

David adulterously took someone's wife in secret; his wives would be taken publicly

8  As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same. Job 4:8 (ESV); Ecclesiastes 9:18

4. The Confession to the Lord
13  David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 2 Samuel 12:13 (ESV)

a. There was a loss of "heart purity" reflected in the following words. Psalm 51:1-10

b.  There was a loss of divine fellowship. Psalm 51:11

c.  There was a loss of the joy of salvation. Psalm 51:12

d. There was a loss of power to witness for God. Psalm 51:13

e. There was a loss of the desire to worship. Psalm 51:14-16

f.  There was a loss of concern for God's interest. Psalm 51:17-19

5. The Type of the Lord
14  Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the LORD, the child who is born to you shall die.”
15  Then Nathan went to his house. And the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and he became sick. 2 Samuel 12:14-15 (ESV)

David’s son would die for his iniquity, which is a picture of Jesus