Sermon Outline by Dr.Ed Moore.Uriah the Hittite.edwinggmoore@earthlink.net

URIAH THE HITTITESteadfastness, his death warrant!2 Samuel 11:1—17 & 26 –27                    Uriah comes on and off the pages of Holy Writ almost as an after thought, however the tale we get is most important.            Uriah is mentioned 25 times in this chapter.          We conclude from this that Uriah had become a proselyte of the faith of Israel.            Therefore the tables are turned, David born an Israelite, chosen to be king and ruling as king, a man after God’s own heart, FAILS!            Uriah, an outcast by birth, no inheritance in the land, soldier by occupation, SUCCEEDES! (I) Uriah the unsuspecting.          This man was just doing his job, he is not looking for trouble it just seizes upon him.There are many who found themselves in similar situations.

  • Naboth; (1Kings 21:3) “And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.”
  • ESTHER, JOB; MATTHEW AND PETER.
  • (Luke 16:13)  No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
  • (Luke 14:26)  If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Uriah had made his choice and he was unsuspecting! (II) Uriah, the steadfast man.(2Samuel 11:8 —- 11)  And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess [of meat] from the king. But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house. And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from [thy] journey? why [then] didst thou not go down unto thine house? Uriah said unto David,

  • The ark,         (God)
  • and Israel,   (The people of God.)
  • and Judah, abide in tents;      (Praise)
  • and my lord Joab,  (Commanding officer)
  • and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields;
  • shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife?
  • [as] thou livest, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
  • Uriah didn’t want a three day pass in the heat of the battle!
  • The unwavering commitment in verse 11. I will not do this thing.
  • The question == When do most defect?
  • The answer == In the heat of the battle!

 (III) The strategy of the enemy.Accuse him == Satan is the accuser of the brethren.Entrap him == Just go home, and right about here I want to say to Uriah, son please go home.Destroy him ==Put him in the forefront of the battle. Conclusion.Some went down, but not Uriah!David will never be the same after this incident.Joab will be a thorn in David’s flesh after this.Bathsheba will never be what she once was.Let’s not go down! (1Kings 15:5)  Because David did [that which was] right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any [thing] that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 

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