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David has been amply criticized for being a Peeping Tom. Not hardly anything has been said about Bathsheba taking an outdoor bath in plain view of the king’s palace (only the king had a second story house).

Lust is a sin for both male and female. Tempted and tempters.

It came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon… And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her. — 2 Sam. 11:2,4 KJV.

This one act of impulse threw David’s kingdom into helter skelter. The man full of passion for God became discredited by his passion for a woman. The aftermath was devastating. His son raped a half-sister. Another son conspired against King David and nearly killed him. The shockwaves sounded far and wide.

8 responses to “Lust

  1. Lust is the forgotten about sin these days isn’t it? It is okay, sex is okay and you need not repress it, THEN everyone comes and blogs when it all goes wrong. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Lust is a very powerful, deceiving and destructive spirit, this is why I pray daily for that Joseph’s strenghth and discipline, to run away, resist with all that’s within me. As a man in today’s structure it is very hard to guard that eyegate, which is where it all start. Please pray for me and “ALL” of my fellow Christ following brothers, and thank you for this post…


  3. Thank you for standing strong to be that man that holds fast to integrity please keep it up. 🙂

  4. When I hear David’s name I think of -A man after God’s own heart- And Bathsheba’s name? It isn’t that! I think Bathsheba’s name always has that negative with it..
    This is a great story of the disarming effect sin has on our common sense. Trying to cover up the sin just piled on with more sin and then a murder. In the end an innocent baby dies. Wow. The effect sin has on our life but the grace and forgiveness God gives in the end.

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