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No Hiding from...Only Seeking Jesus in All!
2 Samuel 11:6-13 New International Version (NIV)
6 So David sent this word to Joab: “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent him to David. 7 When Uriah came to him, David asked him how Joab was, how the soldiers were and how the war was going. 8 Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him. 9 But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house.
10 David was told, “Uriah did not go home.” So he asked Uriah, “Haven’t you just come from a military campaign? Why didn’t you go home?” 11 Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents,[a] and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!” 12 Then David said to him, “Stay here one more day, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13 At David’s invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master’s servants; he did not go home. Tue. July 7 - 2 Samuel 11:6-13 Bad Plans David is making plans, but they are a reaction to a problem. Instead of protecting God’s people like a shepherd protects his sheep, David abuses his power and then tries to cover up and hide. Of course we need to react to situations that arise, but our initial reaction should always be a turn to Jesus. If the God of the universe loves us so much that He was willing to die for us then that loving, powerful God can and wants to handle the messes that we make. Have you ever made a really bad decision, but tried to find a way out on your own? You were ashamed so you didn’t ask for help. Instead you covered it up? Maybe it was a financial mistake? Maybe it was something you knew your spouse or your boss would be upset about, but you tried to hide it. Instead of hiding, react by turning to Jesus. He loves you and wants to save you.