2 Samuel 11 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might...
As I read the account of David and Bathsheba, what I saw was how there is a progression when it comes to sinning. First, David looked and saw Bathsheba. He was tempted, but instead of turning away, he took a step forward and thought about Bathsheba. He lusted. Well, that led him to yet another step of taking action. He sends for Bathsheba, he "takes" her, even though he is totally aware that she is a married woman. So David looked, he thought about and dwelled on what he saw and then he took action. But the sinning doesn't stop there; when David finds out Bathsheba is pregnant he tries to cover up his sin which ends with him "arranging" for Uriah to be killed. David was caught in a massive downward spiral of sin.
So what did you learn about giving in to temptation and sinning from David? How did the account of David and Bathsheba speak to your today? Tami W.
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