2 Samuel 11:2-5
It happened at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look on. David sent and inquired after the woman. One said, “Isn’t this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, and he lay with her (for she was purified from her uncleanness); and she returned to her house. The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.”
When David looked down at Bathsheba he was filled with lust. David should have left and ran away from temptation. He did the opposite when asking his servant to inquire about who she was. A lot of bad results happened because of David’s actions.
What should have David done? David should have prayed to God to take away any temptation. Any people or places that would lead him into sin. David should have read the scriptures to find help on his situation and find the underlying root of his sin to help him fight against it. David could have even ask another believer to pray for him and help him.
What did David do?
2 Samuel 11:14-15
It happened in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. He wrote in the letter, saying, “Send Uriah to the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck, and die.”
The start of David’s sin lead him to commit more serious crimes against our Lord. David had a innocent man killed because of his sin. Sometimes because of our sins we are put in difficult situations. We have a couple of choices, but they all lead to more sinning and we feel that we do not have a way out. If you take a step back and ask God to shine His light on the situation you may repent and have another way out that does not lead to further sinning.
Don’t be like David and learn from his mistakes. History does not have to repeat itself. When times seem darkest, hang on to Jesus Christ and seek forgiveness. He will help you shoulder the burdens of your sins and guide you to what you should be doing to fix the root of your sins. Now have a blessed day y’all.