The Core Issue
2 Sam. 11:27“…the thing David had done displeased the Lord.”
What thing? Behind the treachery, the lying, the adultery, the murder, the cover-up, was a greater thing. What was this thing?
Two words: "Playing God." God says: “David, Yeah you’re a king. But you don’t get to define what is right and wrong. You don’t get to send people where you want. You don’t get to take whatever or whomever you so desire.”
That’s why later, when David repents, he’ll say things like “Against you only have I sinned.” He’s not denying the hurt he’s caused others; he finally sees the root – “I’ve played God.”
Question: "Are you playing God?"