Temptations. We all hate to be tempted. What we do when we are tempted demonstrates our spiritual condition. Obedient to God or obedient to Satan. We choose.
We will explore 1 Corinthians 10:13, David’s sin with Bathsheba, David confronted with his sin, and Psalm 51, David’s repentance, plea for mercy, request for cleansing, and willingness to teach others about God’s righteousness.
2 Samuel 11
Lust of the eyes (1-2)
“…from the roof he saw a woman washing herself;…”
Lust of the flesh (3-5)
“And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.”
The cover-up Uriah the righteous man (6-13)
“And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.” (11)
The death of Uriah (14-17)
“And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.” (17)
Report to David (18-25)
Bathsheba mourns (26)
David takes Bathsheba as his wife (27) Displeased the Lord
David was not where he supposed to be.
This opened him up to be tempted.
Satan tempted David with a woman. He saw her, took her, committed adultery with her, had a child with her, tried to cover up his sin, and committed murder.
David was righteous man, who loved God, worshipped God, and consulted God for wisdom and instruction. But when tempted, he failed the test!
We are just as susceptible to be being tempted as David. We must choose to follow God and not Satan.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001