The Spirit of Bathsheba

2 Samuel 11:2-5 says” One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.”

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When we read this story we can truly see the world as today. People having sex before marriage and people having adulterous affairs. And here we have David a man of the army who saw a beautiful woman in a window, and though he has not committed the act he already lusted in his heart for her. It was only a matter of right place and time before he acted.

The unfaithful act was itself very serious, but then a murder was committed as part of an attempted cover up. How many times have you and I done things we shouldn’t  of done and we try to cover them up?  And look what they try to do in covering up her pregnancy, Bathsheba tried to trick her husband into thinking he was the father of her baby, sounds like what we hear people doing in our society doesn’t it? And when it didn’t work David plotted to have him killed so that she can become a widower and he can marry her.

What lesson can you and I learn about this? When we sin and try to cover it up it will only lead to death, we must repent right from the beginning, but before we allow ourselves to get into these situations we must learn to stay away from anything that has the appearance of evil.

When we try to cover our sins we aren’t just hurting ourselves but we hurt those who are connected to us like our families, we bring death to them.