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Handling Temptation – David’s fall

2 Samuel 11:1-5 NIV[1] … In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. [2] One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, [3] and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” [4] Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home. [5] The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.” …

DISCOVERY:

  1. In David’s time, what do Kings normally do during spring (v1)?
  2. In verse 2, how was David attracted to Bathsheba? 
  3. Does David knew that Bathsheba was married when he slept with her (v3-4)?

UNDERSTANDING:

  1. Why do you think David didn’t go to war this time? What was David doing at the palace roof one evening?
  2. When David found out that Bathsheba was married, why do you think he pursued to make love with her even if he had several wives that he can release his desires? 1 Chronicles 3 gives an account of David’s wives before Bathsheba. 

APPLICATION:

  1. What are the top 2 sins that you are struggling now?
  2. When is your weakest moment against temptation? How can you keep yourself to be always on guard against temptation?
  3. If you are tempted, how can you say no to Satan? Any specific action you can do if we already being tempted?

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