Monday, August 17, 2009

2 Samuel 11:1-5

Relax, Read and Reflect

Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.

2 Samuel 11

David and Bathsheba
1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king's men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, 3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" 4 Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (She had purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then a]'>[a] she went back home. 5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant."

David is king, and it's nice to be king. He has done much for Israel and for God. He decides to Send Joab into battle and stay at home for once. As he surveys the city one night he sees a woman bathing and sends for her. She was married, but lust took over and they had sex. David starts to break law after law.

From this sin, (although my friend Lee Friesen always said the first sin was David being too lazy to go to battle,) things start to snowball. Bathsheba sends word that she is pregnant.


1.Why was David home?

2. How did he meet Bathsheba?

3. Will David admit his sin?

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