The saddest part of sin is that it typically affects the lives of many unintended people. David’s adulterous affair had already changed his course. He not only made Bathsheba pregnant, but now he killed her husband a very loyal and disciplined soldier. David discounted the lives of Uriah and many other soldiers that day. Sadly, God would never allow him to hide his sin. And no matter what lengths he may take to make it go away, God was not going to allow it to simply disappear.
It is the same in our lives. The greatest reason to live a life worthy of the Gospel is that when revealed it will bring honor to God and joy to us. When we do not honor God, we will be discovered and it will not honor God or us. In addition, when you live in a manner displeasing to God it not only affects your life, but also the lives of others. None of us want to hurt others with our lives, but we do when we sin. Help me, Lord to honor you with my life and please you with my actions.
God Bless You
14 So the next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and gave it to Uriah to deliver. 15 The letter instructed Joab, “Station Uriah on the front lines where the battle is fiercest. Then pull back so that he will be killed.” 16 So Joab assigned Uriah to a spot close to the city wall where he knew the enemy’s strongest men were fighting. 17 And when the enemy soldiers came out of the city to fight, Uriah the Hittite was killed along with several other Israelite soldiers…22 So the messenger went to Jerusalem and gave a complete report to David Some of the king’s men were killed, including Uriah the Hittite.” 26 When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. 27 When the period of mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her to the palace, and she became one of his wives. Then she gave birth to a son. But the Lord was displeased with what David had done.