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I’ve heard it said...
David was a man after God’s own heart, yet he committed adultery and then murdered a man in an effort to cover up his sin.
This went on for about 9 months. He refused to face his past. He refused to deal with his sin.
And it festered...
I know I’ve had stuff fester before. It’s sorta like a splinter in your soul. Like a physical splinter that gets under your skin, you know it's there and that it needs to come out.
But we let it fester.
David suffered the consequences of his sin for the rest of his life.
If David can fall into sin, anyone can. We are no match for sin. We are no match for temptation.
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” - 1 Corinthians 10:12
Take a moment to read 2 Samuel 12:1-14.
The prophet Nathan performed spiritual surgery by confronting David. David had been covering the festering sin for too long. In fact, David had become blind to his own sin.
I have met people who are physically blind. But I believe the worst kind of blindness isn’t physical blindness; it’s spiritual blindness. It's like they don't know themselves.
David was so eager to pronounce judgment on the rich man in the story that he failed to realize he was pronouncing judgment on himself.
David’s sin was a sin of passion - a moment that went further than he imagined.
Here’s what I’ve found.
Sin often takes place when we have an undetected weakness and an unexpected opportunity.
Take a few minutes today to pray and ask God, “Do I have any undetected weaknesses? Do I have any unconfessed sins? Is there something hiding I need to come clean on?"
Spend several moments in silence and allow the Spirit of God to search your heart.
The good news is that He still loves you! Take some time to confess whatever is brought to the surface and renew a right relationship with Him.
Have a great day and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!