“Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. Now when David called him, he ate and drank before him; and he made him drunk. And at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house. In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.”
Memory verse: “but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:13
Just as most things respond to the law of reproduction, sin is not excluded from the list. Naturally there is an expectation that when a fruit is planted, it germinates and reproduces exactly same of its kind just as God has commanded human right from the very beginning of the world. Creating man in his own image and bestowing the grace upon man to reproduce like for like and just similarly to how to world has deformed us and Christ came to reform us, when a fruit of sin is planted, like every other fruit, it reproduces fruit of its kind.
The story of Kind David and Bathsheba began with just one sin (lust) but from there, we see that David did not only lust over another man’s wife, he progressed through to adultery, schemed his way to get Uriah drunk so he could deceive him into taking responsibility for a child that was not his and when it didn’t play out just as David expected, he progressed to masterplan Uriah’s murder. King David also broke two laws according to Leviticus 20:10 “‘The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.” and Leviticus 24:17 ‘Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.”
The series of event was not one that was originally planned but once David got involved, there was really no going back as all he concentrated on was how to cover up his act and as a result not only did he sin against Uriah by laying with his wife and impregnating her, King David also disrespected the laws of God making him sin against God and man.
Virtually everyone struggles with one sin or another unless we decide to live in denial by thinking we are totally sin free and that in itself is a sin and an hindrance to repentance 1John 1:8.
Because sin has a natural reproduction trend, God has also given us the ability to receive forgiveness when we truly repent but unless we take the first step towards repentance, we will continue to live in the web of sin and remain a slave to the fruits of sin 1John 1:9. King David in all his glory went through a various fruits of sin from lust to murder.
Every attempt Kind David made to cover up one sin only led him to a another sin until he stopped trying to cover it up. There can never be progression unless we make a decision and intentionally turn to God for forgiveness. Just like David we also can enjoy the benefit of God’s mercy but we have to be willing to repent and move off the crooked ways.
Let us turn to God today, genuinely repent of our bad ways and make it right with God.
- Father I thank you for you are my pillar and the owner of my life
- Forgive my sins o Lord and remember my iniquities no more
- Help me to make amends where necessary and live above sin
- Let your mercy prevail over judgement over my life and help me to live a sin free life
- Have mercy on me O Lord and receive my sacrifice of praise, IJMN, AMEN.