His Corruption - Part 1

May 30, 2021 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Behind the Music

Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:1–18:33

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Message Points

“His Corruption—Part 1”
2 Samuel 5-18 

Introduction: King David’s godly character begins to erode into what many call the corrupted years of his life. This did not happen overnight--it involved a steady progression of disobedience, discontentment and lack of discipline that seemed to be motivated by a mid-life crisis. (1 Kings 15:5)

The Music:  (Psalm 51:1-4)

The Erosion of David’s Character

  • The Prestige (2 Samuel 5:10-12)
  • The Pagan Practices
         the marrying of women (2 Samuel 5:13)
         the movement of the ark (6:1-7)
  • The Pride (2 Samuel 6:8-9)
  • The Palace
         His Laziness (2 Samuel 11:1-2a)
         His Recklessness
            --the situation ensnared his mind  (2 Samuel 11:2b)
            --the situation erased his reason  (2 Samuel 11:3)
            --the situation eclipsed his God  (2 Samuel 11:4)
         His Impulsiveness (2 Samuel 11:4-5)

Footnote:  Sin Occurs When There Is:
--an undetected weakness
--an unprotected heart
--an unexpected opportunity

            His Ruthlessness (2 Samuel 11:6-24)
            His Heartlessness (2 Samuel 11:25-27)

  • The Contrasting Psalms
         Before the Fall (Psalm 5:1-7)
         After the Fall (Psalm 38:1-6)

Application:  What is a mid-life crisis? 

Has been called:
--a 2nd Childhood 
--a 2nd Adolescence
--male menopause
--an attempt to side-step mortality

Can affect every area of a man’s life:

Do all men go through a mid-life crisis?

Mid-life?  Yes
Mid-life Crisis?  No

What are the symptoms of a mid-life crisis?
--lack of motivation
--feelings of being trapped
--aging in appearance
--physically—fatigued, testosterone levels drop
(the reaction to these symptoms can become dangerous)

What makes a mid-life crisis so dangerous?
--men don’t talk about it—the enemy isolates them
--risk of destroying integrity and influence
--radical decisions causing radical damages and even destruction of meaningful relationships through affairs or financial irresponsibility
--risk of costly deception (I never knew I was capable of…)

“A young man looks to the future (hopes, goals, dreams) an old man looks to the past (accomplishments, regrets) while a mid-life man looks to the here and now”

--loses sight of consequences
--loses sight of what matters most
--can be the most selfish time of a man’s life
--entitlement due past accomplishments
--panic due to facing mortality (never got to do this or that)
--willing to do anything to live out fantasy
--turns to distractions or escapes to fill the void of lost youth

“A soul with a void can be very dangerous because there is always a motivation to fill the void at any cost.”

What a man turns to in his attempt to fill the void can turn out to be the most dangerous part of his mid-life crisis.

(1 Peter 5:8)



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