MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2021
Main Text: 2 SAMUEL 11:2 – Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the kings house ….
1 Corinthians 10:12 – Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
Our main text above says, ‘‘Then it happened’’. What an opening line! Then David the King was fifty two years old – in his middle age. Whatever he thought, he was not on guard and the devil knew it. He had lived virtuously for 25 years ‘‘then it happened’’. Be careful, yesterday’s success doesn’t guarantee today’s success. David saw Bathsheba that night, but it was what he did not see that ship-wrecked him. He did not that his sin will cause his four children to die (the baby, Amnon, Absalom and Adonijah) or that it would split his kingdom into two and make him a murderer.
That’s the problem with sin. If you are looking at things you ought not to look at, you are not seeing the whole picture. It’s what you don’t see that will hurt you, for one sin leads to more sin. So David devices three different plans to cover up his sin. Plan A was to bring Bathsheba’s husband – Uriah- home from battle to spend weekend with his wife, so that the baby would appear to be his own. But it did not work, Plan B, getting him drunk and trying to send him home did not work either, Plan C was not so tame, for it was murder.
Tragically plan C worked. “I would never do that”, you may say. But you would be amazed what you would do in a moment of weakness. The fire of sex is meant for the fireplace of marriage. Once it leaves there, somebody is going to get burned.
MIND THE TRAPS OF FAILURE, NO MATTER HOW LITTLE THEY MIGHT LOOK
Prayer: Father God, always open our eyes to see the full effect of our actions.
BY BISHOP DR NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INT’L)BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: email@example.com.