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Message from the Monthly Flyer from January 2013

Don't Let Sin Overcome You!

2 Samuel 11:1-5 It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king's house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, "I am with child."

David was tempted when he saw Bath Sheba washing herself. Up until this point it was not a sin, however, it became sin because he continued watching her and yielded to the temptation. Afterwards, he sinned again in order to cover up the first sin. He sent her husband, in a war, on the frontline, so that he would end up being killed there. In other words, "He messed up." It is not unusual to be tempted sexually. The opportunity to be tempted is everywhere, and temptation tries to deceive and overcome you! However, we can control our sexual drive; David could have done the same. God knows that we will be tempted and, therefore, he gave us self-control and the Holy Ghost. David was a great king, however, he should have left the roof after taking the first look, fleeing from temptation. The devil uses the temptation to turn our eyes from God, and to focus on the things which please our flesh but not God.

Adultery is only one example of sin, however, also pride, bitterness, strife, rebellion, and disobedience could become sin if we make room for them in our lives.

Think about similar situations of temptation in your life and run away from them. And always take into consideration that, God has given you the strength to have control over every temptation.

David bitterly regretted his sins, he repented and God gave him grace. God's grace will always lead to repentance and gives us a new chance. Let us learn from God's Word. jk

Scripture for further study: Deut. 5:18; Job 31:1; Psalm 119:9-16; 51; Proverbs 5-6; 10:17; 1.Corinthians 6: 9-11; 2.Timothy 3:16; James 4:7

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