Thou Art The Man
Brother Ian Potts
Sunday – 8/18/2013
50 min. | 2 Samuel 12:7-13
2 Samuel 12:7-13 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul. And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun. And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
Comment: Standing and falling is in the hand of the Lord; the Christian has no strength in and of Himself and must rely solely upon the eternal Saviour for forgiveness, mercy, grace, and strength. Brother Potts expounds upon what we are and what is in us by nature (which is sin). He sets forth our natural loathsomeness in light of our sin but does not stop there. He points us to the Lord Jesus, the Substitute for His elect, and reveals the hope that is in Him who bore our sin away.
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