Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The seared conscience conspiracy.
Friday, August 17, 2001
The first two conspiracies failed because they involved the volition of Uriah the Hittite, an honorable man, a believer whose conscience had not been defiled and seared.
The third conspiracy succeeds because it involves the volition of David, Joab and three company commanders in Uriahs battalion, who at this stage in history, have become arrogant and inadequate.
speaking perverse things = perf/mid/part – diastrepho = to distort, to misinterpret, to turn aside from the right path, to pervert, corrupt.
2TI 4:4 They turned away [active-voice] their ears from the truth, and will be turned [passive-voice] aside to myths.
Degeneracy = to decline from your normal character, nature, structure and function; to shrink to a condition which is lower than your norms and standards.
PRO 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
PSA 119:63 “I am a companion of all those who respect Thee, And of those who keep Your doctrines.”
1CO 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
No one with a seared conscience and the resultant degeneracy can have any real interest in what formerly had their attention.
died = hiphil imperfect – muth = Uriah the Hittite was caused to die or murdered.
On his dying bed, David will tell Solomon to have Joab killed, 1KI 2:5.
GAL 5:15 “But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another.”
While Uriah the Hittite was the victim of an evil plot from a degenerate commander-in-chief, he was really the winner.
General Joab and the Israeli army made a terrible decision and lost many casualties.
All the events of the war include the fact that three of the best companies in the Jewish army all retreated and left one company to die.
All the events of the war include the fact that heavy casualties resulted because of the Jewish army “retreating” and “deserting” one of their own companies.
All the events of the war include the fact that there were very poor tactics practiced by the Jewish military.
know = Qal perfect – jada = a well known fact written in the Jewish manual for military action which is prohibited, JUD 9:50-55.
The only way any conspiracy can be effective and successful is to violate whatever the honor code of an organization calls for.
Join the seared conscience conspirators and you participate in their evil deeds, 2JO 1:11.
The seared conscience is very self-righteous.