Proper 12/Ordinary 17 2015 – 2 Samuel 11:2

Monday, July 20, 2015

David eyes Bathsheba and Jesus feeds 5,000 in the lectionary selections for this week.  Those passages include: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 and Psalm 14, 2 Kings 4:42-44 and Psalm 145:10-18, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21.

2 Samuel 11:2It happened, late one afternoon, when David rose from his couch and was walking about on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; the woman was very beautiful.

I hesitated to even address 2 Samuel 11.  Bathsheba will become pregnant after she and David lie down together while her husband is away fighting in David’s army.  To make matters worse, David will end up arranging for her husband Uriah to be sent to the front lines of battle where he will be killed.  There will be severe consequences as a result.  Yet David will continue to talk to God, and God will continue to use David in marvelous ways.

Forgiving God, help us to remember that you will always love us, even we are seemingly unlovable.  Amen.

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