One evening David got up from his bed and walked
around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing.
The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about
her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife
of Uriah the Hittite.” Then David sent messengers to get her. She came
to him, and he slept with her…. In the morning David wrote a letter to
Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.” 2 Samuel 11
The story above narrates how David slept with a woman who wasn’t his
wife; he then plotted and destroyed the husband to cover up his shameful
act. Goes to confirm the saying there is some good in the worst of us
and some mucky side even in the best of us. However with God’s help, we
can be holy, for in Him is no darkness at all.
This account is a
bit like the old English epic poem where Beowulf the main protagonist
had gone overseas to help destroy monsters while the last monster
that’ll give him his final battle, the fire spitting dragon lay
crouching in his homeland.
David, the warrior king of Israel is
facing the ultimate battle of his life and it’s not the woman, it’s the
dragon within. This dragon may express itself in various forms;
uncontrolled urge to satisfy emotional or physical cravings, hatred,
bitterness, arrogance and so on. Any one of these can be the downfall of
the strongest warrior, I pray you’ll never fall prey.
you examine yourself, receive the grace to put off your old self, and
put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and
holiness in Jesus’ name