05-20-07

I’m sure it had simply been a rough year running a kingdom and waging wars.  It seemed like a good time to take a break (2Sam. 11).  Out on his patio one evening he spies a lovely young thing taking a bath.  He ends up inviting her over to his house.  One thing leads to another and she ends up pregnant.  Panic sets in and David starts down the road of covering up his sin.  Covering up is what we think of first because we don’t want others to find out what we’ve done.  We don’t want to have to pay the consequences of what we’ve done, even though the consequences actually start the moment we sin.  David starts by inviting her husband to come back from the front lines.  David says he just wants a report on the war, but he’s secretly hoping that Uriah will spend the night with Bathsheba and David’s sin will never be found out.  But Uriah doesn’t sleep with her and in the end Uriah is sent back to the front lines carrying sealed orders that would end with Uriah’s own death in battle.  David marries Bathsheba and the cover up was complete.  Yet in reality, there never was a cover up.  The Bible records, “But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD” (2Sam. 11:27).

Beloved, there can never be a true cover up because God sees everything we do.  I like to think that I’m fooling most of the people most of the time, but the truth is I’m never fooling God any of the time. My sin has already produced consequences and I need realize that I can’t run from it.  The quicker I stop trying to hide my sin the better.  He sees you beloved.  Don’t hide from God, run to Him for help.