KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Samuel 11:4 KJV “And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.”
King David was an excellent man in many ways, yet had a great weakness towards women. His son Solomon’s case was worse. He married seven hundred wives and three hundred girlfriends(concubines) 1 Kings 11:3. It was also reported of David in 2 Samuel 5:13 that ” And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David. “Despite all these wives and concubines, he went in for Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba. She became pregnant, and so king David tried to cover up, by killing Uriah.
What was the cause of David ‘s weakness towards women? Could it be a case of family inheritance? David’ s family tree could be traced to Judah, one of the sons of Jacob.
In Gen 38, we read of Judah who went in for his daughter in law, Tamar. Tamar had been married to Er who was Judah ‘s son but died. Tamar put off her widow’ s garment acted like an harlot. She disguised herself and sat at a location where Judah could easily see her. Judah indeed fell into the trap. This trend of events was replicated in the family line of Judah: As shown in our first paragraph. David definitely, had a real challenge with women. When Abner the military general of King Saul came to David to broke peace between the house of Saul and David, he (David) said in 2 Samuel 3:13 that he would not listen to anything from him until his wife Michal, Saul’s daughter who was given to another man, was brought to him.
There are a lot of ministers or Christians who demonstrate such weakness towards women. Some of these people exhibit such weakness as a trait they inherited from their family line. Does one’s status as a new creation in Christ make him exempted from such problem? Legally Yes, yet experientially the devil will not leave without staging a resistance. You must be violent and resist him steadfastly in the faith. 1Peter 5:9 KJV ” Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world”.
There are some brethren who exhibit such weakness towards women, not as a condition, they inherited, but just lack of discipline. Everyman will naturally want to go for more women, yet we Christians are not natural people, but supernatural. A minister may just be natural and not discipline himself. He may not discipline his thought life, be indiscipline in his relationship with the opposite sex, as well as what they watch. Dear man of God, live in the Spirit and you would not be controlled by the flesh.
Lord I pray for all ministers to arise and deal with any foundation problems, especially that which had to do with the opposite sex. Grant them to come to terms with the truth on how to break free.
Acts 24:16 KJV” And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”
Job 31:1 KJV I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?