Focus Verses: 2 Samuel 12:9-11 — "Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites."
If you use a GPS or phone to navigate in your town, you've run into this situation. You enter the address you want to drive to, and your "smart" device gives you the most direct route and how much time to get there. Sounds easy enough...GO!
Halfway through the route, you find yourself in a place that you regret, whether it's due to traffic or being in a bad part of town. Your GPS wasn't really concerned with your surroundings; instead, it was the most convenient way to get to your destination.
David should have gone to war with his men instead of staying home, committing adultery, and ultimately even murder. I'll let you read the chapters to see the outcome of those choices.
It's essential to have someone like Nathan to confront you and help you with your 180. There were consequences to David's actions, but they could have been far greater without repenting. When you read the verses, it didn't seem like David set out to sin. He didn't think, "man, I'm going to get with Bathsheba while her husband is at war." Wrong place . . . wrong time . . . wrong direction.
Unfortunately, we don't have to wait for an opportunity to sin; it seems to be at our fingertips 24/7. The more connected we are, the more opportunities we have to be connected to the wrong things. Guarding our eyes, ears, mouth, and heart is a full-time task, and we need to be aware of our surroundings.
Be prayerful of what you think, what you say, and where you go. You may find yourself in need of a 180.
Have you ever found yourself in a place you never intended to be?
Do you have a Nathan in your life?
When was the last time you prayed to God to show you if you need to change direction?
I challenge you and me to be praying about the direction we are going. That we seek God's will and direction for our life without having to "recalculate the route."
Scripture References: 2 Samuel 11-12
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