David and Bathsheba – 2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:25
But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.
Back in Numbers 32, Moses had given the Israelites some instructions, telling them that if they failed to complete the instructions, that they would be sinning against God, and that they could be sure that their sin would find them out. In other words, you can’t hide your sin from God.
King David learns this lesson the hard way. After hoping that Uriah would cover David’s tracks by spending the night with Bathsheba, David has to cover his own tracks by arranging Uriah’s death. While he thought he had managed to erase all the evidence and have kept his sin in the shadows, we know differently. The thing David had done displeased the Lord.
Are there areas of your life that you’ve attempted to carry out in secrecy? habits that you hope nobody discovers? places you go where you hope nobody recognizes you? addictions that keep you in bondage? Do you find yourself living one way around your church friends, and another way around the world?
Remember that your audience is not your pastor (from whom you can easily hide), or your family, or your church friends. Your life is lived for an audience of One, and He sees even what is done in secret.
Oh be careful little ears what you hear…For the Father up above
is looking down in love…
Oh be careful little feet where you go…