Jesus Paid It All and the Payment Was Permanent Part Five

A guest post by Wally Fry

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Sin has earthly consequences which are not necessarily handed out by God, but just the natural outflow of our actions. King David is one of the finest examples of actions and consequences we can find anywhere in the Bible. Only a very few people would even try to make a case for David being unsaved; there is almost universal agreement that as we speak, David is in Heaven with The Lord. Yet, we all also know the truly terrible sins David committed at one point in his life. We all know the story of his adultery with Bathsheeba and his murder of her husband Uriah. David certainly was forgiven by God for those sins, but if one reads the full story of his Kingdom it is easy to see that the consequences of what David did set the stage for many things.

  • The rape of his daughter Tamar by her half brother Amnon and Amnons subsequent murder by Absalom. 2 Samuel 13
  • Absalom’s banishment from the house of David and partial restoration. 2 Samuel 14
  • Absalom’s later rebellion against David. 2 Samuel 15-19

Just a casual reading of this story and it is easy to draw the conclusion that David’s failure as both a father and husband led ultimately to some very serious consequences. One might even say that his other son Solomon behaved in some of the ways he did due to the example set by his father David.

To sum up the above, eternal security in our salvation is not a license to run out and sin all we want to. I heard a preacher say once, “Since I got saved I sin all I want to;” the audience grew silent and he then stated, “but I don’t want to.” Let’s recap quickly.

  • True saving faith and salvation will produce works, or fruit
  • We will all be judged for the quality of our works.
  • God will discipline and chastise us for our actions
  • We still face earthly consequences for the things we do


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7 responses to “Jesus Paid It All and the Payment Was Permanent Part Five

  1. Reblogged this on Truth in Palmyra and commented:

    My Wednesday guest post at The Recovering Legalist

    Comments close here.

    Blessings and enjoy!

  2. Tom

    Wally, once being a works-religionist myself for MANY years, I can understand how hard it is for someone to wrap their head around salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. It’s not logical according to natural man’s understanding and is contrary to EVERY religion that’s out there that ALL say people must merit salvation, nirvana, utopia, etc. at least partially by their “good” deeds. I pray the Lord uses this “Jesus Saves” series.

    • Thanks much, Tom. I have run that multiple times both at my place and on other blogs. I a have run it whole, and broken down in bites. I will run it anywhere someone lets me! I also pray that someone will be touched by this and extricate themselves from things which will never save them.

      I also have a question. Is your e mail in my comment admin correct? I will send you one of it is.

      If not, e mail me so I can respond

  3. Very nice , we all have sinned and come short of our blessings but God is faithful to those that confess it and keep it moving . David had a praying spirit and even though he did some shady things and his house suffered he never stopped trusting that God would bring him out … I love this !!!! Have a great day sir , Love and Blessings …..

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