When it comes to people doing stupid things and then getting caught in their sins with God, David was among them. Because of the lust in his heart towards women, he had multiple wives and concubines. Therefore, he was not as close to God spiritually as he should have been. Therefore, his flesh took action more so than his desires for God, and this continued until he finally changed his life for good. In 2 Samuel, chapter 11, we learn about an encounter he had with Bathsheba that really rubbed him wrong with God. This was that story, 1“and it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.” (2 Samuel 11:2-4) Oh wow, how awful this was, but really it is nothing worse than what many people do today when they look at pornography, have illicit sex, or are in affairs with other people’s wives. However, this story gets even worse. David found out that Bathsheba was pregnant and did not want her husband Uriah to find out, so he sent him out in the heat of war, even the front line, so he would be killed. Then, later he took her in after she was in tears and made her his wife. It is recorded that 1“when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.” (2 Samuel 11:27)
People do crazy things when they are led by their own lust and not by God, as you saw from David’s life. Such things can be looking at porn, committing fornication, which is sex outside of marriage, committing adultery with someone else’s spouse, engaging in homosexual behavior, and even murder. You see, when people are not walking in the Holy Spirit, their flesh is ruling their decisions and not God. That is why the things I mentioned above are often committed, even murder. And the sad thing is, that people who commit such things will not inherit the kingdom of God, as Paul taught, unless they repent and allow Jesus to change their lives. There must be a renewing of their mind and soul before the Lord will even think about letting these types of people into heaven. As Paul said, 2“and such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:11) Don’t ever think that God is ok with your life if you are in sexual sin right now. As was David, God is very displeased with your life also, and his wrath is upon you. It would be wise then to confess your sins openly to Jesus, that His blood may cover you. Now listen to what Paul said, 2“flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20) So come and give your life to Jesus, starting today. Don’t delay the day of your repentance. Remember that only Jesus can save your soul from going to hell.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for people that are currently living sexual sin and have not repented as of yet. Still they think that they are fine with You, since they say they believe, but really, they are deceiving themselves. What they are doing, Lord, is wasting their lives, while finding pleasure in sin, where they should be finding pleasure doing Your will. What we have are people that are asleep and have faith that is dead. They may not realize it, but You can see everything. Really, our lives are an open book to You, oh God. We can’t hide in the bathroom and look at porn and still think we are Ok in Your sight. This is so wrong. Therefore, wake people up to repentance. Help them understand the gravity of their situation before it is too late. I do not wish to see people that go to church be cast in the lake of fire, because of their sins that were never taken care of. So I ask that any sin that is in my life and others that say You are their Lord, will be removed once and for all. I don’t wish to have the Holy Spirit grieved any longer, and I pray that others will also feel the same way. So help us know what is wrong with our current lifestyle, that we may be rebuked, and run to You for forgiveness. Truly, we can’t live our lives on sinking sand and think that we are going to heaven when we die, but only if we build our lives upon the rock of Jesus. Then, can we find the straight and narrow gate, which leads to heaven. Lord, I am grateful for Your written instructions on how we ought to live a holy life, and I pray that You will continue to mold me and shape me into the person I ought to be. I also pray that many more people will be called Your sons and daughters, before their life is up. I love You, Lord. Amen.