Sabbath Day (Gen.2: 1 -3 & Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Saturday, Mar.21
In Messiah’s name: “be sure your sin will find you out” (Num32: 23) I, Ron, can attest to that personally. “For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.”(Eccles.12: 14)
The Adultery and Murder
He was a shepherd boy who rose to become the king of a nation. There was nothing he lacked — money, servants, wives, a loyal army and a palace.
One evening he was walking around on the roof of his palace and noticed a beautiful woman bathing below. He found out who she was and sent messengers to get her. She came to him and he slept with her. The married woman conceived and sent word to the King and told him she was pregnant.
Her husband, Uriah, was a loyal and trustworthy soldier in the King’s army. In an attempt to hide his adultery and his wife’s pregnancy, the King sent for Uriah and asked him how the war was going.
He then told Uriah to return to his wife and to eat, drink and “make love to his wife”. However, Uriah, the faithful and loyal soldier that he was refused and slept among the King’s servants.
In desperation, the King wrote a letter to his right-hand-man, Joab, and sent it with Uriah, the husband. In it, the King wrote: “put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die”.
Uriah was indeed killed along with the unintended killing of a few fellow soldiers. Uriah’s wife “mourned for him”. Afterwhich, the King had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son which died soon after birth.
The Prophet and Parable: The King Is Exposed
A prophet was sent to the king and he painted the following picture for the King.
The prophet began: There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
After hearing the prophet’s story, “the king’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to the prophet, As the Lord lives, the man that has done this thing shall surely die:”
“And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity”.
And, Nathan, the prophet said to King David, Thou art the man. (2 Sam12: 1 -7)
For those who may not know:, the King is David, the woman is Bathsheba, her husband is Uriah and the prophet is Nathan.
As punishment for David’s sin: for the rest of his life there was nothing but adversity, calamity, war, including violence and murder within his own family.
However, David deeply repented and admitted his sins as revealed especially in Ps.51 & 32.
We all are capable of sin and wicked acts which are an abomination in the Creator-God’s sight. If you get a chance check out what Paul wrote (Rom. 7: 21- 25) regarding the law of sin. It’s a war.
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who seek and love the truth — God’s Word (Jn.17: 17 & Ps.119: 142)