Today's reading: 2 Samuel 11:1-27
I'm thankful for the realness of the Bible and that God wants us to see and learn from the examples and life situations, both good and bad, of those who lived before us. So while the entire account of David and Bathsheba is disheartening, there is good that comes from this story in that it shows us that no one is exempt from falling into sin of all kinds.
I always find this passage difficult to read because, honestly, it's a little scary to see David, the man after God's heart, giving in to his sinful desires and falling so hard so quickly. I can't read this story and not consider the fact that I'm no different than David--absolutely susceptible to, and capable of, great sin. "Thank you, God, for putting before us this hard but needed cautionary reminder."
The account of David and Bathsheba provides a number of lessons about sin. What did you see or learn about sin from this story? Tami
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