Recovering from a Bad Idea
2 Samuel 24 & 1 Chronicles 21
A good idea or bad idea can be motivated by an ____impression____
1. Be careful of the ___source___ when you get an idea..
"Now again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and it incited David against then to say, 'Go, number Israel and Judah.'"
2 Samuel 24:1
"Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel."
1 Chronicles 21:1
We can conquer any bad behavior if you live the way Gods word tells you how to
David listened to the wrong source
2. __REALIZE___ when we make a bad decision.
"Now David's heart troubled him after he had numbered the people...."
2 Samuel 24:10
*Spiritual growth can be measured by how long it takes us to realize a ___mistake___ and make it right.*
"'I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly.'"
1 Chronicles 21:8
3. Prepare yourself to reap the __CONSEQUENCES___.
"I offer you three things; choose for yourself one of them, that will do to you."
1 Chronicles 21:9
"So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died."
2 Samuel 24:15
God shows ___MERCY___ in his judgement.
You can't sin in isolation
"But he was about to destroy it, the Lord saw and was sorry over the calamity, and said to the destroying angel. 'It is enough....'"
1 Chronicles 21:15
4. We need to ___RESPOND___ to His mercy.
"For I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing."
2 Samuel 24:24
"The Lord was moved by prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel."
2 Samuel 24:25
"The Lord commanded the angel, and he put his sword back in it's sheath."
1 Chronicles 21:27
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1 NIV)
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