One More Think About All Those Scrubbed Web Sites and Secrets From Parents A Lesson from David

Posted: September 22, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

People think of the Bible as simply a book about religion and of course as the inspired word of God it is but there are basic life lessons about human nature that transcend time, which is why it’s such a great teaching tool for how to live a moral life and how to deal with the time we fall.

If you want to understand why the left is so concerned about hiding what its doing from public consumption take a lesson from the story of David and Bathsheba from the 2nd Book of Samuel:

One evening David rose from his siesta and strolled about on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing, who was very beautiful. David had inquiries made about the woman and was told, “She is Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam, and wife of (Joab’s armor-bearer) Uriah the Hittite.”

Then David sent messengers and took her. When she came to him, he had relations with her, at a time when she was just purified after her monthly period. She then returned to her house. But the woman had conceived, and sent the information to David, “I am with child.”

In other words David decided to feed his passions even though he knew it was wrong, and as what normally happens when you do this is you get burned and you try to cover it up. That was David’s first move.

David therefore sent a message to Joab, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” So Joab sent Uriah to David. When he came, David questioned him about Joab, the soldiers, and how the war was going, and Uriah answered that all was well. David then said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and bathe your feet.” Uriah left the palace, and a portion was sent out after him from the king’s table.

So a pretty solid plan. David calls back Bathsheba’s husband from the wars. After all, gone from his beautiful wife for so long naturally he’ll go straight to his wife. It was a great plan but Uriah didn’t play along:

But Uriah slept at the entrance of the royal palace with the other officers of his lord, and did not go down to his own house. David was told that Uriah had not gone home. So he said to Uriah, “Have you not come from a journey? Why, then, did you not go down to your house?” Uriah answered David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are lodged in tents, and my lord Joab and your majesty’s servants are encamped in the open field. Can I go home to eat and to drink and to sleep with my wife? As the LORD lives and as you live, I will do no such thing.” Then David said to Uriah, “Stay here today also, I shall dismiss you tomorrow.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day. On the day following, David summoned him, and he ate and drank with David, who made him drunk

If at first you don’t succeed try try again, but it turns out Uriah still didn’t play along

But in the evening he went out to sleep on his bed among his lord’s servants, and did not go down to his home.

The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab which he sent by Uriah. In it he directed: “Place Uriah up front, where the fighting is fierce. Then pull back and leave him to be struck down dead.” So while Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew the defenders were strong. When the men of the city made a sortie against Joab, some officers of David’s army fell, and among them Uriah the Hittite died.

Then Joab sent David a report of all the details of the battle, instructing the messenger, “When you have finished giving the king all the details of the battle, the king may become angry and say to you: ‘Why did you go near the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall above? Who killed Abimelech, son of Jerubbaal? Was it not a woman who threw a millstone down on him from the wall above, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you go near the wall?’ Then you in turn shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead.'”

The messenger set out, and on his arrival he relayed to David all the details as Joab had instructed him. He told David: “The men had us at a disadvantage and came out into the open against us, but we pushed them back to the entrance of the city gate. Then the archers shot at your servants from the wall above, and some of the king’s servants died, among them your servant Uriah.” David said to the messenger: “This is what you shall convey to Joab: ‘Do not be chagrined at this, for the sword devours now here and now there. Strengthen your attack on the city and destroy it.’ Encourage him.” When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband had died, she mourned her lord. But once the mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her into his house. She became his wife and bore him a son.

Bottom line David did all these things including murder to cover his tracks because he knew what he was doing was wrong.

This is where the left is, this is where the hospitals are, this is where the teachers unions are. Those of us who stand up to stay NO! to this are all Uriah the Hittite, we’re in the way and something to be destroyed.

That can be very discouraging but one of the consolations is that I know how this story ends:

But the LORD was displeased with what David had done. The LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he came to him, he said: “Judge this case for me! In a certain town there were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had flocks and herds in great numbers. But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb that he had bought. He nourished her, and she grew up with him and his children. She shared the little food he had and drank from his cup and slept in his bosom. She was like a daughter to him. Now, the rich man received a visitor, but he would not take from his own flocks and herds to prepare a meal for the wayfarer who had come to him. Instead he took the poor man’s ewe lamb and made a meal of it for his visitor.” David grew very angry with that man and said to Nathan: “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this merits death! He shall restore the ewe lamb fourfold because he has done this and has had no pity.” Then Nathan said to David: “You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king of Israel. I rescued you from the hand of Saul. I gave you your lord’s house and your lord’s wives for your own. I gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were not enough, I could count up for you still more. Why have you spurned the LORD and done evil in his sight? You have cut down Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you took his wife as your own, and him you killed with the sword of the Ammonites.

And it’s not going to be pretty

Now, therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah to be your wife.’ Thus says the LORD: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.'”

When the left and all of this falls, it will be very loud and very public and while it will be justice, it won’t be painless and it won’t be pretty.

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