Kill him



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    2 Samuel 11:14-18, 26-27 says, “And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
    [15] And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.
    [16] And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.
    [17] And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.
    [18] Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;
    [26] And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.
    [27] And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.”

    David had made a mistake. He slept with another mans wife. He had an opportunity to come clean yet instead he tried to cover it up. He had her husband come home so that he would think that the baby was his, yet that didn’t work. He wouldn’t lie with his wife while all of his fellow soldiers were at war. So David goes one step farther in trying to cover up his sin. David sends a letter by the hand of her husband to the leader of his armies. They are to withdraw during battle and allow her husband to be killed. This situation sure has escalated quickly. David is committing sin after sin just to try and keep covering up his original mistake. The thing David forgot is that even if he covered his sin with man, God still knew and God was displeased.

    Your sins will find you out. You might hide them for a short while. You might get by with something for years even. But God knows and He is just. Your sins will eventually find you out.



  • The David here is that King David or another?



  • @rhyno King David.



  • Same king David read about throughout the Bible. This is the big mistake that he is often remembered for. This mistake was inexcusable and God punishes him for it, but God also forgave him when he repented. David went on to be one of the most Godly Kings in the history of Israel.

    I am thankful that we can be forgiven of stupid mistakes...even when they are big ones. I am thankful that we can still do great things for God even after we have made mistakes.



  • @dddoo7 said in Kill him:

    I am thankful that we can still do great things for God even after we have made mistakes.

    The very definition of hope.

    The mistakes don't need to be big. Tiny mistakes can have the most horrific consequences. Faith is a thing to be exercised every minute. Not just on sunday.



  • Being human does not require faith. Being Godly requires faith. David was human and faithful to God.