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Today's reading: 2 Samuel 11:1-27

I'm thankful for the realness of the Bible and how through His Word God lets us see and learn from the examples and life situations, both good and bad, of those who lived before us. So while the entire account of David and Bathsheba is disheartening, there are important lessons that we can draw from this story--the most significant one for me being that absolutely no one is immune or exempt from sin.

I find this passage difficult to read because, honestly, it's a little unsettling to see David, God's anointed and the man after God's heart, giving in to his sinful desires and falling so hard so easily and quickly. I can't read this story and not consider the fact that I'm no different than David--absolutely susceptible to, and capable of, great sin. "Thank you, God, for showing us this portion of David's life story which provides a hard but needed cautionary reminder."

What are some other lessons about sin that you saw or learned from David's thinking and actions? What was the most important lesson for you, and why? Tami

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This story shows me that if David fell so hard and yet God still blessed and used him gives me hope! It shows how merciful God really ix!!!

David is an beautiful example of God's love and grace.

In the first verses of this chapter David did not join in the battle. Why? We are not told but in Prov. 16:27 " Idle hands are the devil’s workshop." I notice the absents of God in David's words to seek God's help to not yield to temptation.David was very successful and maybe he thought he did not need God to help him.
Although, David did sin,tried to cover it up and then resulted in a murder.
Thankful we have a God Who knows our sins,and is willing to forgive our sins and to help us next time not to yield to sin.
Sin has very serious side effects even though we do ask for God to forgive us

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