2022-01-16: The Life of David — David and Ish-Bosheth

Sermon Audio: David and Ish-Bosheth
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 4:1-12
Duration: 24:09
Size: 16.5 MB

The Life of David
David and Ish-Bosheth
II Samuel 4:1-12

Today’s lesson picks up when Ish-Bosheth hears the news of Abner’s death, and what happens to Ish-Bosheth after that.

Sometimes, people even try to order their lives or community through unjust means.

I. Courage Fails When We Ignore God (II Samuel 4:1)
So, news of Abner’s death caused Ish-Bosheth’s courage to fail. And not only Ish-Bosheth, but all Israel was dismayed.

Don’t live as if God is not sovereign over all things.

II. God Will Fulfill His Purposes (II Samuel 4:2-4)
Even today, let us believe that God is fulfilling his purposes.

III. Poor Theology Does Not Cover Sin (II Samuel 4:5-8)
The problem was that their theology was not only poor theology, but it was also wrong theology.

Poor theology, however, may give temporary comfort, but if it is wrong, it will never cover sin.

IV. God’s Saving Work Leads to Gratitude (II Samuel 4:9)
Gratitude is a natural response to salvation. It does not require coercion or encouragement; to the extent that the individual understands what has happened, gratitude will flow organically and abundantly from their heart.

V. God’s Judgment Rests on Sinners (II Samuel 4:10-12)
You and I are sinners. God’s judgment will fall on us unless we turn to Jesus and ask him to have God’s judgment fall on him.