Her Husband Is Home



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    2 Samuel 11:6-13 says, “And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.
    [7] And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.
    [8] And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.
    [9] But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.
    [10] And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house?
    [11] And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
    [12] And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow.
    [13] And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.”

    David made a mistake in sleeping with another man’s wife. He found himself in an awkward situation when she was with child. Her husband was off at war fighting for David and had not been home. David had another choice now. He could come clean and deal with the trouble, or try to cover it up. David makes another mistake in trying to cover up this situation. He calls her husband home from war under the pretense of wanting information and then tells him to go home and spend the night before going back to war. The problem is, Uriah was too good of a man to do that. Uriah refused to go home to his wife while all of his fellow soldiers were still out fighting the battle. David’s attempt at covering up this situation failed and now David is faced with another choice. What will he do? Will he now come clean or will he continue to try and cover up his evil deed?