2 Samuel 11:1
There’s something inherent within the heart of man; an instinct that he carries with him from birth. If tasked with the mission of travelling from A to B to C, if there’s a route that will take him straight from A to C, he's sure to find it out! It’s the lazy postman syndrome, rather than go up the path and down the next, he cuts straight across the lawn, much to the annoyance of the resident whose garden it is! Go to a rectangular field and look for the public right of way. Seldom is it ever the two paths forming a right angle, it’s usually always the diagonal distance right through. Now in this particular instance, mathematically speaking, it is always profitable to cut the corner. But what about the spiritual? What happens when God’s people begin cutting corners in matters of holiness? Tragedy always follows in its wake.
In this sermon, we look at the fall of King David and try to lessons for us today.