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Powered by 4 - Sept. 7, 2010

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Tuesday, September 7


today's reading.
2 Samuel 11:1-27    Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem...
2 Samuel 11

think 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? Trace the steps that have taken you into sin at times. When did you have opportunity to turn back?

the blog.
I never enjoy reading the story of David and Bathsheba. But we need to see, read and learn from it. This story has much for us--plenty of examples of what not to do by looking at David's behavior, but also many examples of honorable and upright behavior through Uriah. Every time I read 2 Samuel 11, the fact that David chose to sin and that his actions were absolutely avoidable really stands out to me.

So what does the story of David and Bathsheba show us about temptation? How can we use 2 Samuel 11 to help us overcome temptation when it presents itself? Tami W.

P.S. All this week and next on Back to the Bible Dr. Kroll is dealing with the subject of temptation. This week our series is Learning to Manage Temptation and next week it's If You Fall, Don't Stay Down. If you get a chance, please join us.

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