Tuesday, March 29, 2011
What is Your Bathsheba?
Why is it so difficult to flee temptation, but so easy to give in? Being tempted is a daily occurrence in our lives as we walk with Christ. In 2 Samuel 11, we are told of David's difficulty and his struggle with temptation that eventually became sin. Bathsheba, a very beautiful woman, caught David's eye as she bathed. David called for her and the rest is "what they call history". I think that Bathsheba can not only represent temptation in David's life, but also OUR "desires". In James 1:13-15, "When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death". Our desires can tempt us and eventually lead to sin. While some of our desires may impact our lives greatly, others will slowly lead us to destruction. It is never too late to rid your life of your Bathsheba. So, the question is what is your Bathsheba? What are you doing about it? How are you making sure your desire (Bathsheba) does not "give birth to sin"?