The danger of success: 2 Samuel 11-12

Lord please lead us not to temptation and deliver us from evil we pray. Amen

Bible in a Year Blog


Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 8-12.

Abraham Lincoln said,”Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” There’s something about success that threatens and tempts us. David suffered one of the greatest failures of his life not long after the high water mark of his kingship. He had survived the ten-year chase from King Saul, won over all Israel to become king, received God’s promise that his descendant would have an everlasting kingdom, and defeated his enemies to the north, south, east, and west. Then he caved in to temptation and brought disaster upon himself, his family, and an innocent man.

David’s adulterous affair with Bathsheba began because he was in the wrong place. How many people today make the same mistake! We know where our temptation lives, but rather than avoid that spot, or make it inaccessible, we go there anyway…

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