King David had an opportunity to be at the right place at the right time. During this time of year, he was suppose to be at war with all the other Kings. By staying back and doing his own thing, he in essence traded a physical war with a spiritual war. Which one is more dangerous? From the roof top, he saw the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on. Whatever beauty Bathsheba possessed must have been captivating; because just a peep was not enough. You have to be careful at what you allow your eyes to gaze at. William Shakespeare said, “The eyes are a window to the soul”. Don’t be fooled that taking just one look, one glance, or even a sneak peak will not cause you more harm than good. Matthew 6:22 reminds us that “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. Do not allow the lamp of your body to contaminate your soul. David could have fled from temptation by turning his head or closing his eyes. Instead of running from evil, he sent runners to find out about her. Then plainly they delivered him the truth. The truth was available to set him free. Bathsheba was taken, not available. She was indeed Uriah’s beauty. With a third way out of temptation, he trusted his eyes and his heart, the most deceiptful of them all, to believe he could have what truly was not his. How loving is our God that he would give you mutiple ways out! The question is, are you really ready to get out?
Be reminded and blessed today knowing, No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it (1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 16)
Counting it All Joy,