This morning, during my devotion, I came across a verse of Scripture in 1Kings where the scribe took his time to laud King David as a man who did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, all the days of his life.
But the scribe added a phrase at the end of the sentence.
It read: "… save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite..."
Here's the full verse:
"Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite." (1 Kings 15:5)
So, King David was an impeccable servant of the Most High except when he committed adultery and killed the husband of the woman with whom he sinned; a loyal officer in his army.
Looks like a dent in a pretty good record. Doesn't it?
Like when you do a long case exam in med school and you are slaying all the questions left right and centre, till the tail end of the session when the examiner asks if you would prescribe morphine to a patient with an acute asthmatic attack, and you say yes.
6 extra months is your portion, Nwanne m. Lol…
And then I began to reflect on the fact that nowhere in scripture was Bathsheba blamed for that episode in David's life.
One hundred percent of the blame went to King David.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is unfortunately in sharp contrast to my personal observations in the present day church.
A servant of the Most High dabbles into an affair and we are all looking at the lady with whom the deed was done. The man who blatantly disrespected the oil on his head is given a pass and made to feel like a child who was lured into a lollipop store.
What nonsense is this, please?
Can anyone please show me a line in Scripture alluding to the possibility that Bathsheba should have taken even one-tenth of the blame of David's sin?
Please put it down in the comment's box, if you find it.
We might have our reservations about her actions, as humans.
I mean why would she place herself in such a suggestive position?
But that, people of God, is NOT the way God handles His servants.
David sinned. End of.
And he paid dearly for that error.
It remained with him, in most places.
A man after God's heart, but…
As God's children, it is imperative that we are not deceived by society and its dictates; a place where a man's sin is a woman's fault.
It is not the way our Father deals with us.
Where are the Josephs, please?
Men who would rather leave their shirts in the hands of the temptress while bolting off with blinding speed that they sin not against the Lord?
Where are the Daniels?
Men, who have purposed in their hearts not to defile themselves, come what may?
Where are the Jobs?
Men who have made a covenant with their eyes and are dead to the lusts of the flesh?
Recently, my big Dad in apologetics, Ravi Zacharias was falsely accused by a daughter of Belial of being inappropriate with her. Dr Zacharias sued her to court. She melted in dread and asked for an out of court settlement.
But, Ravi did what a servant of God should do. He acknowledged in his article on the matter, that he should not have had an email correspondence with this woman in the first place.
While I do not fully agree that he was in the wrong in any way, I am proud of the fact that that sense of responsibility was paramount in his recounting of the matter.
That is exactly how we preserve our integrity as God's children in this perverse and cruel world.
So, where are God's children? Stand up and be counted today. Thank you for reading.
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