First Things First

“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, 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.” Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. Then she went back home.”

~ 2 Samuel 11:2-4 NIV

If you’re not familiar with the story David slept with his top soldier’s wife while he was away at battle. He sent her back home and later found out she was pregnant. This act ultimately led King David to murder his own soldier.

For this scripture, I’d like to highlight what David did NOT do as soon as he got up. Here’s a short list of “What David Didn’t Do”:

  • Pray
  • Guard his eyes
  • Guard his heart

David was a soldier, no a warrior, but he didn’t put on his armor for daily battle. He left himself exposed for the enemy to attack and conquer.

How many mornings of yours resemble that of David’s evening? What is your Bathsheba?

Maybe it’s porn. Maybe it’s a co-worker, or female at your church. Only you know. However, I know this…we cannot afford to start our days off unarmed.

Brothers lets make a pact to honor God with the first of our mornings. Honor him with daily prayer and dependance. Morning prayer, like breakfast, is the most important part of our day as men.

Let us pray…

“God thank you for your grace and mercy. For your forgiveness for every woman we have had sex with outside of marriage. For every time we have masturbated with or without porn. For every x-rated fantasy we have throughout the day about one of your daughters. Lord we give our heart to you to cleanse it and make it whole. Renew our mind Father. We cannot do it ourselves, so we thank you for our strength in you. Now teach us how to use this strength daily”

Amen.

P.S. Did you realize this was the first record (in the bible) of a “hit it and quit it”? Literally, David hit the skins and immediately sent her home.

I say that to say…there’s nothing you can do that hasn’t already been done. Don’t let the devil trick you into thinking your sin is too great for forgiveness.

As He did King David, God is ready and willing to forgive your sexual sins. He’s just waiting on you to ask.

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