The Anatomy of Spiritual Failure (2 Samuel 11)

We have seen the Lord with David throughout his rise to the throne as well as during his reign over Israel. The summary of David’s kingship is in 2 Samuel 8:14, “And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.” But as David has been rising up in the kingdom, we have seen the scriptures foreshadow his failure. In 2 Samuel 3:2-5 we see that David grew stronger and stronger, but his multiplying of wives is noted. In 2 Samuel 5:12-16 we see that the Lord established David as king and exalted his kingdom, but his multiplying of wives is noted again. We have been prepared from the text that a spiritual failure is coming and the weakness is going to be regarding women. This is what brings us to 2 Samuel 11…

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