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Sermon Comments posted by Winman

  1. Psalms 51:5 is speaking of David's mother, not David. Men do not conceive, only women conceive. David said he was "conceived" in sin, meaning his mother was involved in some sort of sin when David was conceived. 


    David had two sisters, Zeruiah and Abigail, whose father was Nahash the Ammonite. (1 Chr 2:15-16, 2 Sam 17:25), so his mother had relations with a non-Jew which was forbidden. David's father and brothers were all ashamed of him, twice when Samuel requested to see all of Jesse's sons, Jesse refused to present David. David's seven brothers were invited to this feast, while David had to keep the sheep. Only when Samuel insisted did Jesse finally present David to him, and David was chosen. But this passage shows there was some shame attached to David, most likely because of his mother. David did not look like his older brothers who were tall and handsome, David was short and not handsome. This also argues he had a different mother than his brothers. (1 Sam 16:1-13)


    David was the black sheep of his family and not treated well. In his shame in Psalm 51 for his sin with Bathsheba, David seems to believe what he had always been taught was true, that he was brought forth in shame and inferior to his brothers. 


    You must rightly interpret scripture before you preach on it. 

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