“But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.” -2 Samuel 11:27
The glory of David’s life is forever tarnished by the actions and aftermath of one day. Many have dissected and commentated on the aspects involved in David’s affair and coverup with Bathsheba, but the summary given in Scripture is this: “But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.”
Simply put, sin displeases God. God later forgave David, yet consequences remained. David continued to be “a man after God’s heart” as Scripture notes, but he had displeased God.
It’s easy to point a finger at David’s sin; yet we each live in the thin balance between making choices that please of displease the Lord. Our thoughts, our words, our actions, and our attitudes are seen by our heavenly Father. He knows when our heart longs for him and his ways, and he knows when they do not.
Today, let us seek to please the Lord. When we keep our eyes “fixed on Jesus” as the New Testament notes, we can find strength to stand against temptation and to live in a way that honors him.
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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.