FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-5
2 Samuel 11:1-5 says, “It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, ‘Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?’ Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, ‘I am with child.’” Wow! How many people do we know that take a bath on their roof in order to attract a better lifestyle and end up getting it? This is what we might call naked ambition and using one’s assets for a better future. This may or may not have been Bathsheba’s motivation—we don’t know. We know the greater sin rests with King David because of the authority of his position and the anointing oil upon him to consecrate him. What a king does affects his whole nation and David was judged accordingly. God did not hesitate to bring Christ through David and Bathsheba! Their union, which started in sin, produced the Savior of all mankind!