The Essential 100 Day 36: 2 Samuel 11, 12:1-25: Don’t Let Sin Backdoor You

7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.9 Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’ 2 Samuel 12:7-10

“You are the man”, what stinging words that David had to face when looking at his own sin.  What disturbs me the most about this whole story is how David had the capacity as a man of God to do this evil thing.  There are many points we can make on this story, but I want to focus on just one and that is leaving our backdoor open.  I don’t believe David set out to do this evil act, the enemy came at him through the backdoor.  The first verse of chapter 11 points this out, that he was at home at a time when kings go out to wage war.  In essence he put his guard down.  We know that David’s weakness was women.  He had a bunch of concubines and wives.  The enemy knew this and took advantage of it.  This whole story points to one fact and that is even though you may be godly, you may be serving God like crazy; we all can be attacked through our backdoor if we don’t guard our hearts with refocusing on the Word of God.  If we don’t pray more than just at meals.  Yes we need rest, but our rest needs to be with God in control of our lives.  Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to rest in God and allow Him to direct our paths.

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