Week Twenty-One Thoughts

Today’s thoughts bring me to a fairly well known passage in 2 Samuel 11 and 12. This passage is where David has his affair with Bathsheba, gets her pregnant, tries to hide it, and then has her husband killed. The heading for chapter 11 in the New American Standard Bible is Bathsheba, David’s Great Sin. When reading this chapter it is very evident that David is making some bad decision, he is obviously sinning. We see he commits adultery first, which it seems as though maybe he got away with it, and then uh-oh Bathsheba got pregnant. Instead of owning up to anything David gets this great idea that he can still cover it up, which ends up not working, so he sends Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, back to war with his own letter of death essentially in his hands to give to the commander of the army.

Through this account we see the destructiveness of sin, and how it leads to more and more sin. Then after this David marries Bathsheba. When I read through this account it almost amazes me that we never see any remorse or guilt shown by David, and it is not until he is approached by Nathan that he really grasps what he has done. With all of this being said, I want you to think about a few things. The first is, are there any hidden sins in your life? Do you have anyone in your life that would call you out if you were doing something wrong? Finally, when is the last time you repented of sin?

Once David comes to a realization of the sins he has committed, he does repent and is forgiven. If you have time I urge you to go read Psalms 51 and 32. We have victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our LORD. So let us ask God to search our hearts and let us repent of any sin in our lives, knowing that nothing is hidden from His eyes. And finally surround yourself with people that will hold you accountable and rebuke you as Nathan did for David.

Thanks for reading,

Pastor Josh