Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 11 (day two)
Then David sent to Joab, saying, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” So Joab sent Uriah to David. vs. 6
This is a hard read, make no mistake. A man who we revere succumbs to sin. We want to believe there are those above reproach, and that those we esteem would never stoop to such degradation. We must remind ourselves that it is Jesus alone who walked a sinless life.
What strikes me as I reread this passage today is that David’s actions to cover up his sin came only after Bathsheba sent word that she was pregnant. It seems he would have been content to ignore his lust and subsequent adulterous actions had pregnancy not been the result. Does this just sicken you? It does me, but perhaps not the way you would think. I am wounded because I recognize that tendency. If I’m in no danger of being caught, then I won’t have to acknowledge the action. We can all recognize the error in this thinking, but that does not stop our sinful tendencies. We are often content to just keep walking with sin corroding our hearts simply because nobody noticed.
The old axiom states: Truth will out. Whether or not anyone else ever finds out, you can bet you will be held accountable before God.