Being Flanked-2 Samuel 11 part 1

I have learned the hard way, when things are difficult, it is easy to seek the Lord and to stay focused upon him for survival.  When things are comfortable, then we tend to take our eyes and focus off the Lord and we are subject to being attacked and defeated by the enemy.  The military term is flanked. It simply means he circles in on our blind spot and levels us.  No matter how deep your commitment to the Lord, you remain at risk of being flanked by the enemy.

David finally had peace and order in the nation of Israel. He survived the manhunt.  He survived civil war.  He survived the ongoing battles with Israel’s enemies.  So one spring, he decided to take a break.  When he did, he was flanked. Bathsheba was there, and after all, he was King!  What was to follow sadly, would greatly change the course of his life and Israel’s future.

We can never let up.  We must always stay on guard. In fact, when things are the best for us spiritually, we need to be most watchful. War is like that.  The enemy wants to neutralize us—and there is no better way than to lead us into sin at the height of our ministry. History tells us to be ready when things are peaceful.  Be on guard, our enemy is like a roaring lion—seeking whom he can devour. 1Peter 5:8.

God Bless You

In the spring of the year,[a] when kings normally go out to war, David sent Joab and the Israelite army to fight the Ammonites. They destroyed the Ammonite army and laid siege to the city of Rabbah. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem.

Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of the palace. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath. He sent someone to find out who she was, and he was told, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” Then David sent messengers to get her; and when she came to the palace, he slept with her.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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