3 So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”
2 Samuel 11:3 NASB
God puts obstacles in our life so we don’t screw up. But many times, we push through those obstacles because the sin is so enticing. Here, King David’s servant made sure that he knew Bathsheba was married and the daughter of one of his advisors. But it didn’t stop David.
This terrible event in David’s life just didn’t happen out of the blue. There was a sequence that made it easy for him to do this. Mainly, he wasn’t doing what he was supposed to do.
The beginning of the chapter says that the men were at war. David should have been with them. Instead, he was at home, looking for something to do.
The other thing that mostly likely was happening at this time is that he was probably far away from God. He became comfortable and let his guard down. Sin just needs a little opening.
There is no substitute for staying close to God. Do the things that will payoff in this world and the next. Live right, read the Word, pray, surround yourself with godly things, go to church.
It’s so easy to get off track. And it’s so great to stay in the presence of God. When you are in God’s will, temptation has little hold on you, because you don’t want to do anything to hurt your relationship with God.
Lord, thank You for the people and other obstacles you out in our lives to keep us from making bad choices. Keep us string in the faith and in the Spirit, so we don’t desire to do the works of the flesh.