The last one we will look at in this series is King David. He turned out to be a great man of God, but was not without his faults. He was sleeping with Uraih’s wife and had gotten her pregnant. In lieu of confronting Uriah and admitting his mistake. He set up Uriah to be killed in battle.
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.” So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were. When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died. 2 Samuel 11:14-17 NIV
When we put our faith in the world, we open ourselves up to sin. He commited adultery. This was a sin in itself and had the guy killed. One sin begat another sin. David was not walking in faith at the time or he would have just asked for forgiveness and confessed.
We are human and we live in this world. As we know, David went on to do great things. Our sins and our past have no affect on what God has planned for us. We must walk in faith and be led by the Spirit.
Sometimes, we have the hardest time forgiving ourselves. When we ask forgiveness, God forgives and he forgets. We still remember. Seek God first and everything will be added.
We are children of God and nothing will change that unless we full out reject Jesus. As we know, once Jesus is working in your life and you are in the Spirit, you do not ever want to leave. Praise be to God.
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