Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

David illustrates what happens when the Peace of God is not guarding the conscience. Part 5.

Sunday, August 12, 2001

The searing of the conscience is the goal of demonic warfare, 1TI 4:1-2.

When a persons conscience has been defiled and seared, it is revealed by caring only for self.

Davids conscience has been so defiled and seared that he is now misusing and abusing his authority.

The danger of developing a conscience that has been defiled and seared = the residency of evil thinking.

2SA 23:39, 1CH 11:41 Uriah the Hittite is named as one of Davids mighty men.

Satan was the Messiahs personal angel, the one assigned to protect His throne.

Josephs brothers sold Joseph into slavery;they took advantage of Joseph because their conscience became defiled and seared.

Korah, the cousin of Moses, betrayed Moses, because his conscience had become defiled and seared, and Moses had been a faithful leader to him.

Absalom did it to his own father, David.

Uriah the Hittite was such a great man that he is even mentioned in the genealogy of TLJC, MAT 1:6.

DEU 18:19And it shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.”

The first wrong decision he made was to stay home; he rejected his responsibility as the leader of the Israeli army as well as being in the wrong geographical location.

If you reject Gods calling upon your life, and His many invitations, the conscience becomes hardened and less sensitive toward the plan of God for your life.

A second problem with David was boredom and familiarity with Gods calling.

It is one thing to fight battles in which the enemy is quickly overcome, but David was at war with Rabbah, and this battle will not be won so quickly.

It takes time and discipline to continue with God’s calling upon our lives and to deal with certain problems and difficulties.

David is getting soft.

MAT 26:4b “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

PRO 6:10-11A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest and your poverty will come in like a vagabond,

PRO 19:15Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.”

Why would David want to stay in a tent in the open field, outside of Rabbah, if he can stay in his own bed, in his own palace, inside Jerusalem?

David is starting to become like Saul; he is willing to let others go out and fight his battles for him, 1SA 17:37.

1TI 6:12Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.”

PHI 2:19-21But I anticipate by the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you without delay, so that I may have tranquility of soul when I learn of your condition. For I have no one else of equal soul who will genuinely be concerned for your status quo. For they all keep seeking their own interests, not the interests of Christ Jesus.”

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