King David was known by God to be ‘a man after God’s own heart’. If you read his biography beginning in 1 Samuel 16 on including Kings and Chronicles we will see a man who began with humility and allowed his own carnal, selfish ways get him into trouble.
David as King was on the rooftop where lust got the best of him with Bathsheba while her husband was at battle. David should have been in the battle, but let his guard down because he assumed everything was good and he was prosperous, and caught an ego because of his military might.
David paid a dear price for his affair even though he confessed his sin to God. “The sword would not depart from his house”
He was a man of bloodshed and war so David would not be the man to build the temple but Solomon.
He won most or all his military victories but had succumb to personal and spiritual failure.
David’s home and family was dysfunctional like many families today! There were some serious family issues, yet he was King over Israel and Judah.
He lost a son Absalom who rebelled against his own father with such hatred and passion and had incest with his sister.
Adonijah tried to take the throne from David at a very old age until Nathan the prophet had to step in once again to remind him that God chose Solomon to build the Temple.
(And you may have thought the Bible was boring!)
The lesson here is to, “Guard your heart for out of it are the issues of life”. Proverbs 4:23
So let us not put our guard down.
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith” 1Peter 5:8-9a.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 NIV
Have a great day my friend and remember to think twice before diving into the wrong choices.