Sep 26, 2018
We all have a sin nature. And David was no different. As a man, he struggled with many of the same temptations that all men face. One in particular was his love for women. And in 2 Samuel 11:1-13, this monster within was going to raise its ugly head and do some serious damage to David’s integrity and moral reputation. As revealed in chapter 10, David had developed a bad habit of delegating some of his responsibilities as commander in chief and, rather than leading his troops into battle, he was choosing to remain in Jerusalem. His decision to forego his God-given responsibilities as the leader of Israel’s armies was going to set him up for a moral failure of epic proportions. And like any other sin, this one was going to have long-lasting and, ultimately, deadly consequences. David would learn the painful lesson that obeying your passions was never a good alternative to obeying God.