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01/24/05
I really enjoyed this article. The story of David and Bathsheba has always stood out among readers of the Word. It is proof that when we fall down we must get back up. Even when we fall hard.

01/24/05
aren't you glad God doesn't put a "spin" on people's lives, but they are real...uglies and all!
01/26/05
Funny that you wrote this…I taught this one time during a jail ministry meeting, using it as an example of how one sin could snowball into many, and come back to bite you (relating it to how many of the inmates could point back to a single sin that led them to the jail). Another minister whom I greatly respected was in attendance, listening, and later told me he thought I was way off base by saying that King David shouldn’t have been at home, but rather out with his troops – and how that was his initial sin that got the situation rolling.

It’s so nice to finally see someone that agrees with me on this – w00t!

In any case, I’m glad you posted this, though technically, the piece has some problems with punctuation and presentation. But your points come across clearly nonetheless.

By the way, Uriah the Hittite is listed among David’s Mighty Men…not many people know that. For him to do that to one of his own might men! Scandalous! :O
01/26/05
This story is a good lesson for young and old alike. It shows how one sin just leads to another and another and so on until it destroys both the sinner and the one sinned against. But if we repent of our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us, as He did in David's case.
I'm always intriqued by this story and I like the way you ended it. There truly is "hope for the worst of us." Thank you. God bless you.
01/30/05
Great article. I actually considered the very same topic. The topic was actually one of debate this week for me. David did so many things just exactly like this little incident, but yet the Lord still loved him. There is a lesson there somewhere even for our own lives. It isn't what we do as much as how we resolve it? I don't know, but it bears considering.