Jul 12, 2020
There are many FERTILE GROUNDS where TEMPTATION can be too strong to RESIST. Those fertile grounds could be – LONELINESS, being BURNT OUT, FRUSTRATION, UNANSWERED PRAYER.
These are the FERTILE GROUNDS produced by this COVID-19 Crisis.
In the case of David, it was PROSPERITY, SUCCESS and IDLENESS that became FERTILE GROUND for him to sin against God.
Regardless of what FERTILE GROUND caused sin to blossom and destroy us, we all have to OWN up to our sins and come before the Lord in repentance that we may receive His GRACE.
TEXT: Psalm 51
Here’s the OUTLINE:
A) David’s APPEAL for God’s forgiveness vv. 1 – 2
B) David’s treachery against God – vv. 3 – 6
1) David’s guilt – v. 3
2) David’s confession and agreement with God – v. 4
3) Root of David’s sins and God’s desired FRUIT vv. 5 – 6
C) David’s Confidence in God’s Grace and Second appeal for
FORGIVENESS and FULL RESTORATION (vv. 7 – 15)
1) CONFIDENCE in GRACE – v. 7
2) APPEAL for FULL RESTORATION – vv. 8 – 15
D) God’s delight – vv. 16 – 19
Are there sins we have cultivated during this pandemic crisis? It is time for us to act like David who sought God’s grace in His failure.