CHARACTER STUDY: KING DAVID 24

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

(READ: 2nd Samuel 11:1-27)

David had enjoyed a very good relationship with God and so had nothing putting him down. He overcame all that challenged him.

This chapter reveals the first time in the life of David how real trouble came to engulf him. The Bible said in our key scripture that one day David rose up from his bed and from his roof he saw a woman bathing. The scripture said the woman was very beautiful to look upon. This means he took time to observe the woman very well. David from the earlier stories had shown that he had a big problem with women. Each of his sons had his own mother. After admiring the beauty of the naked woman, he sent his servants to enquire of who she was. In Job 31:1 he said “I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid”. Job is saying he has decided or made a vow that he would not look on a woman and then begin to imagine all kinds of ungodly things in his mind or heart. The Lord Jesus also said in Matthew 5:28 that “But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart”. Many men fall this way. Sin is not only seen by the actions it is already consummated in the heart before it is seen. You will do yourself a great good if you would do as Job did. He covenanted with his eyes not to look on a woman to lust after her. The great evangelist Dr Billy Graham of blessed memory ones said “You must mind the second look”. James 1:14 & 15 says” but every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

David after nursing the desire of having an affair with the woman went ahead, called and slept with her. This act gave the man who Satan could never handle to cheaply enter the corridors of his life and start dancing there. The woman became pregnant.

When David got to know of the pregnancy, he decided to cover it up. He called for her husband to return from the battle field so he could go home and sleep with the wife, and that would close up the scandal. Lies has never succeeded in concealing the truth, it may delay it for a while but truth will *certainly show up.    A lie is a waste of time don’t use it.

 CONFESSION

I will walk in the spirit and will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. I maintain that because Christ is my life, the body is dead because of sin, so the body never dictates to me.

Further Studies

Galatians 5:16” This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

Romans 8:10 ” And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”

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