David’s sin had dire consequences for himself and his family:
- Consequences of sin – David confesses his sin, and God forgives him, but the consequences of his sin remain. His family and all of Israel will suffer because of his sin. God will forgive your sin when you confess it to him, but the consequences of your sin may remain to hurt you and your loved ones. Again – guard your life!
- Following their father – Amnon follows his dad’s example by taking Tamar. Absalom responds by following his dad’s example and killing Amnon. David’s adultery and murder are passed on to the next generation. What sins do you need to overcome lest you pass them down to the next generation?