Theme: 2ND BOOK OF SAMUEL
Topic: Be At The Right Place
Text: 2nd Samuel 11:1-27.
One of things that can invite temptation into the live of a child of God is; not being at the right place at the right time. Not being at the right place means not staying at one’s post of assignment. This is the best time Satan can easily trap any child of God, no matter the splendor of anointing on his head because he has left his divine post of assignment.
This was exactly what fell David into the sin of adultery that cause sword not to cease from his generation. David supposed to be at the battle field with his men but he tarried alone at Jerusalem. This was the time where the battle was hot. As the warlord, agile and healthy, He supposed to be with his men for that was the post of his assignment as a king. But as a result of his absence at his post, he was easily captured into the sin of adultery with Bathsheba (one of his war men’s wife) at the evening while he was walking aimlessly upon the roof of the king’s house.
Because David failed to be at the post of his assignment he committed the following:
- Failed as a leader to protect the law: It was a common known law (for purity) among Israel not to have sex with their wives or any woman during the time of battle. This was why Uriah rejected David’s invitation to stay with his wife when he planed a cover-up (2nd Sam: 11:11)
- Try to cover up his sin: Proverbs 28:13 says “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” David tried to cover-up his sin of adultery by inviting Uriah from the battle field to sleep with his wife so that he could be responsible for Bathsheba’s pregnancy (Read 2nd Samuel 8:9)
- Shed the blood of an innocent: When David saw that his attempt to make Uriah to sleep with his wife was to no avail, he planed his death by ordering Joab (Head of of his army) to place Uriah at the forefront of the hottest battle, and to retire from him, so that he might be kill by the enemy.
This David action angered God; “The sword shall never depart from thine house, because thou hast despised me [the Lord], and hast taken the wife of Uriah”” the prophet Nathan told him (2nd Samuel 12:10). This prophecy was literally fulfilled. To escape devils’ temptation that will bring condemnations, always be at the the post of your assignment
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.