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Powered by 4 - Feb 15, 2011

  • 2011 Feb 15

If We Play With Fire...

today's reading.
2 Samuel 11:1-27    In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem...
2 Samuel 11

2 Samuel 11think about it.
This is David's big mistake; trace the steps that led to his sin. How far did he go to cover it up? How do you think Uriah showed the character that David lacked at this time?

the blog.
I'm guessing we're all familiar with the account of David and Bathsheba and David's mongo (gigantic) error in judgment. There were a number of things I noticed from this story that I can definitely use and learn from. First that no one is immune to temptation and giving in to sin. David, the man after God's own heart, fell hard. Second, is how attractive sin can seem to us in the spur of the moment. And third, that even one unchecked sin can lead to another and another and so on...until we stand up and deal with it. Even though I've read 2 Samuel 11:1-27 many times, this look at David's lowest point was a good reminder of just how dangerous sin is.

We're all tempted every day and sometimes numerous times a day. That's just life. So what can you and I do to be proactive in dealing with temptation so that we don't take the next step and fall into sin? Tami W.  

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