11…David —Confessions of a King — Sin’s High Cost — 2 Samuel 12…Handout

We may think that we can avoid the high cost of sin, but sin, it always has a _______ someday. Four elements of the Sin’s High Cost: Sour, Mocks, Stains, Sows.

1) Sin _____ Our Spirit (12:1-7b) For David, everything is the same, everything except David’s__________ with the Lord. God has worried the king and won’t let him rest, until he______. But, David___________ refuses to confess. Psalm 32:3-4~When I kept silent, my bones wasted away…groaning all day long. (NIV) 2 Samuel 12: 1-3~Lord sent Nathan…he said, There were two men…one rich, the other poor…the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb…(ESV) Nathan makes it sound like the lamb is one of his_________. Well, the rich man kills & eats the lamb. David’s indignant probably looking Nathan straight in the eye. 2 Samuel 12:5~David______ with anger…Nathan, As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay…four times…(ESV) 2 Samuel 12:7~…You are the man! (ESV) What is taking a man’s lamb compared to his own sins of lust, adultery, and murder? Matthew 7:3~Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no _________ to the plank in your own eye? (NIV)

2) Sin_______God (12:7c-12) 2 Samuel 12:8~…And if all this had been too little, I would have_______ you even more. (ESV) the devil can only lead us into sin when we_______ how good God has been to us. When we stop being thankful, we become______. Psalm_ 100:4~Enter his gates with_________and his courts with praise; give_______ to him and praise his name. (NIV) Look at this through God’s eyes, David’s crime is not premeditated ________. 2 Samuel 12:11~…The Lord says: Out of your own__________I am going to bring calamity on you. (ESV) 2 Samuel 12:12~You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad_______ before all Israel. (ESV) Would you like the Lord to air your sin?

3) Sin_____ our Souls (12:13) For a_____. God has been preparing David for this moment by convicting him of his sin. 2 Samuel 12:13~I have sinned against the Lord. (ESV) The_______ between a child of God and a non-believer is they can sin and enjoy it, but believers are convicted by the Holy Spirit. As a blood-bought child of God, sin makes us feel______ and dirty. One reason David is a man after God’s own heart, he is a great______. Because David______his many sins and failures. Psalm 51:5-7~Surely I was sinful at birth…you taught me wisdom…Cleanse me…and I will be clean; (ESV) 1 John 1:9~If we_____our sins, he is faithful…to forgive…(NIV)

4) Sin Sows Seeds of_______(12:14-25) David’s sins set into motion a chain of events that_______ him for the rest of his life. Instead of taking his lumps and________ his sin, asking for forgiveness, David doubles down adding more sin. One terrible part of the high cost of sin is it often______ innocent people we love. 2 Samuel 12: 18~On the 7th day the child_____…(ESV) Many believers would have become bitter and/or______toward God, but not David. Galatians 6:7~Do not be deceived: God cannot be_______. A man______ what he sows. (NIV) Take-A-Step:____________________________________________ 

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