The High Cost of Disobedience[social_warfare]
The High Cost of Disobedience
David was a “man after God’s own heart.”
Yet he fell into sin…big sin. Capital “s” Sin.
The Story begins…
King David was a man’s man.
He liked women…a lot.
Not being able to surf porn sites on the net, he did the next best thing.
He went up on the roof (instead of going to battle as most kings did at that time of year), and there he saw Bathsheba bathing. Her beauty triggered David’s lust, lust gave birth to adultery, which led to a baby, which “necessitated” a cover-up, which resulted in a plot to get Uriah (Bathsheba’s soldier hubby who HAD gone to battle) to come home and have sex with his wife so that the baby would appear to be his.
But Uriah refused to indulge, and with that refusal, he signed his own death warrant.
King David had him sent to the front lines where he was killed.
(Today I think we call that “putting a ‘hit’ on someone”.)
The baby died. David’s heart was broken.
His health suffered, and then Nathan showed up with a word from the Lord.
The rest of the Story…
The rest of this story is likely familiar to you, but I share this because this psalm is David’s response when convicted of his sin by the prophet Nathan.
With the words “You are the man!” still ringing in his ears, David falls on his face before the Lord and in repentance confesses his sin and begs for forgiveness and restoration of his relationship with God…
And he asks God to make him “willing to obey.”
David understood the connection between joy and being “right with God.” He knew the joy of obedience, and he learned the high price of disobedience the hard way.
Have you lost your joy? Could it be that unconfessed sin is robbing you of your joy?
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1 John 1:9).
“Jesus paid it all.
All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain.
He washed it white as snow.”
Don’t put it off.
Ask God to search your heart and show you where you need to repent, then do it!
It won’t cost you a thing—other than your pride.