Also, church was really awesome today. I learned something new today. Did you know Solomon, the wisest king that ever lived was born from what many would call a "forbidden/cursed" marriage?
Here's the summary of the story....
So, David was king of Israel. We all know he was a man after God's own heart. Deeply loved by God but as you'll see, no human is ever too righteous to falter from the righteous path. During the war, David sent out his army lead by Joab to fight for Isreal, while he stayed back.
One day, from the rooftop he saw a very beautiful woman taking a bath. He sent someone to inquire about her. The person told him her name was Bathsheba, wife of Uriah, an Israelite soldier at war. That didn't deter David. He invited her over and slept with her.
So David had to send Uriah back to war without having accomplished his Plan A. He resorted to his much deadlier Plan B. He sent Uriah back with a letter to the head of the army Joab, which read "Put Uriah at the front line where the fighting was fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die". Basically, Uriah delivered his death warrant to Joab without knowing. Ofcourse, Joab followed instructions and Uriah was killed in battle.
Then David married Bathsheba and she bore his son. This son later became sick. And as the Bible says David's actions really displeased God. David was ashamed so he begged for forgiveness. His plea for mercy is Psalm 51; a Psalm we all pray when we're in trouble.
So! That's the gist. Interesting huh? I certainly think so. Hope you do too. For the full gist, see 2 Samuel 11:1-16, 26-27 and 12: 1-17.
1. As human beings we are easily made slaves to temptation. If we fall into one, we may need to fall into many more to cover up that first one. Beware of the ripple effect. I bet you David didn't foresee the depth of the repercussions of his lust. he surely couldn't have foreseen that it will lead him to kill an innocent and loyal man.
2. No one is perfect. If David, a man after God's own heart could do something as atrocious as this, then you and I may not know just what we are capable of. Avoid self-righteousness. Instead, seek God's guidance in being the best you can be every day.
3. No matter how horrible what you have done is, if you are repentant and continuously seek forgiveness and redemption. The Grace of God sees beyond fault, yours and mine.
"Beware of your thoughts, because thoughts become words.Stay Inspired :-)
Beware of your words, because words become actions
Beware of your actions, because actions become habit
Beware of your habits, because habits become character
Beware of your character, because character becomes destiny"