Spiritual Adultery Precedes Physical Adultery
My good friend West Breedlove (Director of Music in Worship at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church-the church I served right out of seminary) preached a powerful sermon last night (Ash Wednesday) on Psalm 51 entitled "A Portrait of Repentance." You can listen to the whole thing here. You can also read the entire text of his rich sermon here.
In his sermon he quotes Paige Benton Brown who said:
"David committed spiritual adultery way before physical adultery. He lost sight of the beauty of God, then found the beauty of Bathsheba. He didn't sin and lose the joy of his salvation. He lost the joy of his salvation, then he sinned."