“Because David did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.” (1 Kings 15:5)
God describes David as a man after His own heart and that is a title that David bore through his youth and into his old age… except in one era. David’s sin with Bathsheba and Uriah stands as a reminder to us both of God’s forgiveness and that all of us, no matter how faithful, are susceptible to the siren’s call of sin.
David’s murder of Uriah would stand as a blight upon an otherwise impeccable record. David was never a perfect man, but except for that season, he lived as one that was pleasing in God’s eyes. David’s life stands as both a comfort and a warning. The comfort is that it is possible to be right with God and to live in a way that He is pleased with. The warning is that such a state does not make you immune to the tempter. Satan set David in his crosshairs all the more because of his relationship with Jehovah.
May we all live so that we are viewed by God as a beacon of light and may we also remember how Satan feels about those that bring God joy.
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites