Thursday, March 24, 2011

Don't give up...YET!

All week the story of 'David and Bathsheba' had been on my heart. King David, committed adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, the Hit-tite (II Samuel 11: 1-5). We have the ability to make choices and we should choose them wisely. For example: David SAW Bathsheba. The text did not say he was looking for her. Her saw her on a balcony. Yes, she was bathing; remember this is during the Bible days. David could have walked away but he didn't. He began to ponder on what he had visualized, "he sent an inquired about this woman" (II Samuel 11:3). Eventually he sent for her, sinned with her, and suffered serious consequences for that sin. Did David sin because he glimpse at Bathsheba? He sinned when he failed to take his eyes off of her.  David had Uriah killed by sending a letter that stated, "Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die" (II Samuel 11:15). He then married Bathsheba and they had a child together. God takes great intense interest in how we behave as children of God. After the seventh day the child died and David was told. He, "arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes" (II Samuel 12:20). Notice, he didn't give up or cry until after he heard the news. Still then he washed his face and moved on.  God does not owe us His grace. David knew he was wrong, yet he pleaded for God's mercy on his child and still DID NOT BLAME GOD! David and Bathsheba later had Solomon. We can see how sufficient our Lord's grace is and how much he loves us. Don't give up!!!