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King David and Bathsheba in the Bible

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David and Bathsheba Bible Study Lesson
King David and Bathsheba in the Bible Story

Good day to you, from Daily Bread. The last time we met to study together, we watched David defeat the Syrians. Today, is a different story. A story that changed the course of David's life in certain respects.

When the year ended and it was time for the kings to go to war, David sent Joab and his army and they destroyed the Ammonites and attacked Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem.

Daily Bread Crumb time! It sounds like there was a time of year set aside for battle. Now why would that be? One might suppose a few different reasons. Weather is one thing that comes to mind. Remember back in the days of the judges when Deborah ruled in Israel?

The rain was a big problem for Sisera, who counted on his many chariots as a source of his army's strength but mud is a devastating circumstance when you rely on chariots as your strength. Cold might be another drawback when going to battle, as obviously any soldier could be more effective in a comfortable climate.

David and Bathsheba Bible Study Explanation
King David and Bathsheba in the Bible Event

The heat of summer in any of the desert wilderness areas would also pose a problem for troops traveling from one location to another, as well as keeping food from spoiling in the heat or keeping thousands of soldiers hydrated would.

At either rate ...

One evening, while the army of Israel was out to battle, David got up and walked out on the roof of his house. From the roof he saw a beautiful woman bathing in her home. David sent someone to find out who she was. "She is Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, the Hittite," he was told. David sent for her and and when she came to David, he laid with her, and she returned home. When she found out she was pregnant, she sent and told David.

David, just like many people, yielded to the temptation of sin. Instead of fighting the temptation, he entertained the thought and acted on it.

David and Bathsheba Bible Study Truth
King David and Bathsheba in the Bible Concern

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Stay with me now ... This story is far from over ...

David called for Joab and told him, "Send me Uriah, the Hittite. So Joab summoned Uriah and brought him to see David. David asked Uriah how things were going with the army and how the war was progressing.

He then sent Uriah home to relax. When Uriah left with a gift of food from David, he didn't go home. He stayed and slept at the palace doors with other servants. When David found out, he asked Uriah, "Why didn't you go home after being away for so long?

Uriah replied, "The ark, and armies of Israel and Judah are sleeping in tents. My commander Joab and your servants are sleeping in open fields outside. How can I go into my house, eat, drink, and sleep with my wife when they can't do the same thing? I swear, I won't do such a thing.

David and Bathsheba Bible Study Discussion
King David and Bathsheba in the Bible Warning

So David said to Uriah, "Stay here today as well and tomorrow I will let you return." So Uriah stayed in Jerusalem that day and the next. David had Uriah over for a meal and tried to get him drunk, but Uriah still wouldn't go inside his house ... But slept with the servants.

David knew he had sinned. But instead of running to God and repenting, he tried to fix the situation himself ... Making things far worse. His goal was to have Uriah sleep with Bathsheba and then he could be off the hook. When that didn't work, David took more extreme actions ...

The following morning, David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. The letter told Joab to place Uriah in the front line of the hottest battle so he would die. So Joab assigned Uriah to the place where he knew the strongest of the enemy's men were fighting against them. As the battle continued, some of David's men were killed, including Uriah.

David and Bathsheba Bible Study Message
King David and Bathsheba in the Bible Danger Ahead

Then Joab sent a report to David about the war. He told the messenger, "After you report to David about the war, if he asks 'Why did you get so close to that city, didn't you know that they'd shoot from the wall? Wasn't Abimelech, killed by a woman throwing a stone on him from the wall in Thebez? (Remember that story from Judges 9:50-54?) Why did you go so close to the wall?' Then tell him, 'Your servant, Uriah, has died also.'"

So the messenger went and told David everything Joab told him to say. He told David, "The enemy came out against us in the fields and at the gates. And the shooters shot our men from the wall and killed some of our men, including Uriah."

Then David told the messenger to tell Joab, "Don't be discouraged over this. The sword can kill anyone. Just fight harder against the city and overtake them!"

David and Bathsheba Bible Study Conclusion
King David and Bathsheba in the Bible Summary

When Bathsheba heard that her husband had died, she mourned. When she finished mourning, David sent for her to come to his house and she became his wife and bore a son. But with what David had done, the Lord was displeased.

This story is just starting and ends with Jesus. Wondering what's gonna happen next? Wondering how the Lord will respond and what Jesus has to do with this apparent union of sin? Come back soon and we'll discover those answers together, right here at Daily Bread!

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

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