EVERY SAINT HAS A PAST (PART THREE)

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

II Samuel 11:3  “And David sent and inquired after the woman.  And one said, ‘Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?’”

Now begins the problem for David, just as it begins with almost every other man who has ever found himself in a similar strait: he begins a pursuit to satiate his innermost fleshly longings for this woman by making an inquiry about her.  At this point, my Beloved, it should be known that David has not committed any unrighteous act.  Let it be recognized that in most ordinary circumstances, with all things being as they should be, David is allowed, By GOD, to inquire about, and take this woman as his very own, In addition to the other wives that he currently has.  Whether one likes what this writer now says, or chooses not to like it, does not really matter, or alter the reality; we must remember The Words of GOD Spoken In Exodus 21:10-11, and Deuteronomy 21:15-17, That our GOD Speaks To Moses and Aaron.  Beloved, this is why Samson was not wrong, as so many Religionists continue to assert, for simply making the request that he made of his parents in Judges 14:1-2: if she is not the wife of another man, and Samson can adequately provide for her, she MAY become his wife, assuming that some other COMMANDMENT of GOD is not being violated in the process.  Let it be known, also, that, to this point of his actions, David has committed NO SIN for merely feeling the sexual stirrings within his loins.  In, and of, themselves, FEELINGS are NOT sinning!  It is WHEN they are continually thought about and eventually acted upon, that such will become sin.

When word comes to David, of which we read in II Samuel 11:3, David’s interest should end there, but David continues to dwell upon the stirrings within him, for his eyes have seen the immense beauty of this most desirable woman, and these passionate feelings persist in gnawing at the desires of his flesh, and to take him where he should not allow himself to go.  He does not exhibit Wisdom enough to do as Job declares in Job 31:1.

“And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.”

Now we see why this woman was bathing.  She was fulfilling what is written in Leviticus 15:19; she had just completed her monthly menstruation cycle and was bathing all of her flesh in water as Was commanded by GOD.

 

And now, today’s Study will be CONTINUED TOMORROW …

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