David’s failure as a father

David’s Failure as a father
I. David had a good testimony as a teen. (15 years old when he was annointed king)
A. He was obedient to authority.
B. He was dependable.
1. Cared for his father’s sheep.
2. Carried food to his brothers during the way.
C. He was creative – music and psalms
D. He was courageous.
1. Protected the flock from a lion and a bear.
2. Proved the power of God when he killed Goliath.
E. He was committed to God.
II. His professional life. 2 Samuel 7:17-24 The Lord used David to bring Israel –
A. Power
B. Peace
C. Prosperity
III. His parental life – he destroyed his family. Study the life of Amnon as an example.
A. No accountability in bringing him up.
1. He igorned his actions. 1 Kings 1:6
2. He ignored his acquaintenances 2 Samuel 13:3,4
3. He ignored his attitudes. 2 Samuel 13:2
No fear of God. Refer to Deuteronomy 27:22
David had servants to care for Amnon while he led the nation. This could be the reason that Amnon’s brother, Solomon, penned these words. Proverbs 22:6; 29:15
B. No accountability in criminal actions. 2 Samuel 13:21
C. No accountability to his own conscience. 2 Samuel 13:26-29
Amnon had no shame in facing his brothers and even enjoying the hospitality of Absalom, the brother of the Tamar, whom he had raped.
He was able to justify his actions because he had never been held accountable and faced the consequences of his sin in his entire life!
David failed his sons as a father. Even Solomon did not learn and he repeated the same mistake with his son. The chain of misconduct must be broken!

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About sjbjburke

I am an evangelist that enjoys Bible study and I look forward to posting outlines and receiving helpful comments. My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in 2010 and we enjoy serving the Lord together.
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