Wednesday, August 15
Today's reading: 2 Samuel 11:1-27
I'm thankful for the realness of the Bible and how through His Word God lets us see and learn from the examples and life situations, both good and bad, of those who lived before us. So while the entire account of David and Bathsheba is disheartening, there are important lessons that we can draw from this story--the most significant one for me being that absolutely no one is immune or exempt from sin.
I find this passage difficult to read because, honestly, it's a little unsettling to see David, God's anointed and the man after God's heart, giving in to his sinful desires and falling so hard so easily and quickly. I can't read this story and not consider the fact that I'm no different than David--absolutely susceptible to, and capable of, great sin. "Thank you, God, for showing us this portion of David's life story which provides a hard but needed cautionary reminder."
What are some other lessons about sin that you saw or learned from David's thinking and actions? What was the most important lesson for you, and why? Tami
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