Monday Re:Verse Blog Post – 4/1/19

Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 11 (day one)

Join us as Senior Pastor Chris Johnson, Associate Pastor Aaron Hufty and Associate Pastor Bryan Richardson walk us through 2 Samuel 11.

3 thoughts on “Monday Re:Verse Blog Post – 4/1/19”

  1. I absolutely agree with the “use of power, talents,” etc. concept. What is amazing is that in chapter 9, David goes out of his way to aid a “powerless” Mephibosheth, son of Jonathon, giving him a place at the King’s table and and arranging for the young man to be recognized as the” power” of his estate and servants. Next, in 10 David wishes to show kindness to Hanun and the whole scenario turns south. So, indeed, perhaps out of fatigue- which can lead to disguided actions, or power, David was tested and he failed. How often does God test us, we fail, we confess, He still loves us. Consequences will follow. I am humbled and awed by God’s mercy.

  2. In Psalms 19:8 (Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.) we are reminded of the consequences of being idle.
    Was David slack in his work while tarrying at Jerusalem? Was his place as the King at the forefront of the army at Rabbah? Was it by this lapse of duty he was caught up by the adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour? (1 Peter 5:8)
    Does this serve to warn us of the need to be about out Lord’s work least we be devoured in the desires of this world?

  3. A couple of comments: (1) David may have very well been home to perform a lot of duties, such as responsibilities in ruling the country, that being away from the war made him available to do, which makes me think his “idleness” really is not a factor here. (2) Whenever we are tempted, a very strong offset in our decision making needs to be a very great respect for others. Did David show much respect for Bathsheba’s position? Her marital status? Her rights as a kingdom citizen? I don’t even have to ask for an answer to what he did to Uriah, her husband. (3) Whatever place we’re in, comfort, such as what David had in those moments, invites weakness, and forgetting our spiritual commitments, the letting down of our guard.

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