WHO - WHERE - WHEN - WHAT

2 Samuel 11 - 1 In the spring, when the kings normally went out to war

David sent out Joab, his servants, and all the Israelites. They destroyed the Ammonites and attacked the city of Rabbah.
But David stayed in Jerusalem.
2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof 
3 So David sent his servants to find out who she was. A servant answered, “That woman is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam. She is the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”
4 So David sent messengers to bring Bathsheba to him. When she came to him, he had sexual relations with her. (Now Bathsheba had purified herself from her monthly period.) Then she went back to her house. 
5 But Bathsheba became pregnant and sent word to David, saying,
“I am pregnant.”


Later David tried to get her husband drunk and send him home to have sex with his wife. This would of course cause the husband to think the baby was his. Unfortunately for David her husband did not go home but in an act of dedication, he slept outside David’s castle with the other officers. In desperation, David had her husband killed and eventually married the woman. This act turned David’s life upside down for an extended period of time. While thinking about this situation I thought about some basic questions that I should ask of myself and of others on a regular basis. Here are the questions and David’s answers.

QUESTION
DAVID’S ANSWER
YOUR ANSWER
WHO AM I
King David

WHERE AM I
At Home

WHERE SHOULD I BE
when the kings normally went out to war

WHEN SHOULD I BE THERE
Now

WHAT ARE YOU DOING
Abusing my authority


While there are more questions that can be raised from this particular portion of scripture, the answers to these questions can go a long way in determining what the answers will be when you answer them again in six months. If the answer to where are you and where should you be are not the same now, then without an acceleration plan being implemented now, those answers will not be the same in six months. Anyway I hope to spend a lot more time sharing via this blog this year in an effort to reconcile the difference between where I am, and where I should be. Join me. SLC

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A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I saw this movie and if you are single, it can easily take your mind into a different direction if you "allow." He was truly passionate about her.

But in my journey with the Lord, I saw a deeper connection than that. He did not want God to punish anyone for His sins. He asked God to remember his youth and the relationship that they'd established. To punish him accordingly.

I never want a "relationship" or any other thing that will take me off course. The road I'm traveling with my Lord is the one I've longed for all my life, only I did not know.

I pray in six months, we are closer than we are today and that six months after that, and so on. O'Lord, how can I thank you for all you goodness to me?

He gently whispers, "Love the Lord your God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy strength."

Sam, you were surely missed!
Welcome back sweet friend.

All my love,
FSB

Keith said...

Amazing that you wrote on this...My pastor has been speaking on King David for the past Three Sundays...and indeed..King David's foibles are fruit for a lot of young men (and old ones) today.