The story of David and Bathsheba is a story that is a challenge to each of us as believers, for if a man as great as David could fall into sin, then so could each of us. It is also a tragic story, because of the tremendous cost of David’s sin. There will always be consequences when we sin against God. Not just on what we might call the “big” sins, but any sin. Too many times we get complacent with our sin, because we have rationalized them as “little” sins, or “socially acceptable sins,” and we do not realize the full extent of the cost of that sin in our relationship with God. There is always a tragic cost of our sin, and that is what I want us to see in our message today.
But there is also hope. We can have our relationship with God restored, and that is what I want you to know today, there is hope for us when we fail, even when we fail greatly.
If you’re living in sin and God is not dealing with you, then do you know what you need to do? You need to get saved. You need to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior.
If you’re living in sin and God is dealing with you, then do you know what you need to do? You need to get right with God. You need to repent of the sin that is in your life and let God forgive you, and restore you.
God is serious about your life. He wants you to live a righteous and a holy life. God loves you and He wants you to be in fellowship with Him. What is the hope for the child of God who has sinned? God’s never-ending love for you. God told David, that “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” God tells you the same thing,
1 John 4:10
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:16
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:19
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
Do you want to restore your relationship with God? Do you want to once again “dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him?” Then you must repent of your sins and find forgiveness in God’s love for you.
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The promise that God “is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” is our hope as believers.
If this message is for you, if you are now walking in sin, it doesn’t even have to be a great big one, like adultery, but any sin, then that sin is impacting your relationship with God. You need to repent of that sin. This message is for people who want to live once again in the full love of God.
Click on the link below to hear a message on the cost of sin, and the hope that the believer has in restoring their relationship with God.