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Sin From The Roof Top

Sin From The Roof Top

In the spring, when kings go forth to battle, David sent Joab with his servants and all Israel, and they ravaged the Ammonites [country] and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.  2 Samuel 11:1 AMP

David was not supposed to be home at the time, how much less on his roof top. That was the beginning of his trouble…He saw a woman bathing, he might as well run off the roof top but he gazed long enough to see the loveliness of her body.
He didn’t stop at the notice but he took further steps to inquire about her, then he just TOOK her.


Now according to the story, David learnt that he had gotten her pregnant by TAKING her, and in order to cover up his sin, he arranged for Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband to be killed at the war front.
Uriah – a man who was where he was supposed to be, doing what he was supposed to be doing. A man who as it were was more righteous than the king at that time.

Notice the last verse of that chapter;
Verse 27 – And when the mourning was past, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the Lord.
My Emphasis

David’s adultery led him to commit murder. It is not news that sin has grave consequences and adultery is not left out.

The consequences of David’s adultery are painfully enormous;

  • Ahithophel’s betrayal
  • Shimei’s abuse
  • Absalom’s rebellion
  • Absalom’s death threats…
Adultery is not always initiated by the man, sometimes women are the ones who reach for it. Click To Tweet


Of course, both parties are guilty, because Bathsheba could have refused regardless of the dangers that lie in her refusal, and the simple men could have said no to the strange or loose woman.

I, like many others have had to look opportunities for adultery in the face and refuse it. I know the temptation can be real but if you read my last post, you will know that you can avoid and stop adultery.

I thought to share this story with us as I list some couple of scriptures to show God’s view on adultery and the consequences of the sin.

1. The man who commits adultery with another’s wife, even his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10 AMP

2. For [adultery] is a heinous and chief crime, an iniquity [to demand action by] the judges and punishment. Job 31:11 AMP

3. But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks heart and understanding (moral principle and prudence); he who does it is destroying his own life. Proverbs 6:32 AMP

4. But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 AMP

5. Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous. Hebrews 13:4 AMP

6. But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed)—[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death. Revelation 21:8 AMP

All of us, married and single need to stay conscious of how adultery, like any other sin grieves the heart of God, and how it can lead to eternal death.

It may not matter to this world but it matters to our Father’s kingdom, adultery is sin! Click To Tweet

We cannot grieve God’s heart without grieving, even if it be ultimately.

Have you ever seen the pains adultery can cause?

Have you ever had to intervene in the life or marriage that has been affected?

Do you have anything you would want to share in this regard?

Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2015

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

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  • Beth
    Posted at 15:09h, 27 May

    I think the story of King David’s fall into adultery is so important because it demonstrates how easy it is even for a devoted follower of God to fall into this trap. We think we are immune, but none of us are immune to that temptation. Thanks for all the ways you challenge us biblically and in our marriages, Ugochi. It’s always a pleasure to visit!

    • Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
      Posted at 16:47h, 01 June

      Many thanks Beth. I have had a lot on my plate lately, hence the late response.
      Thanks again for your encouragements.
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Mary Geisen
    Posted at 11:17h, 27 May

    This is very powerful. Every time I read about David and Bathsheba, I am struck by the blatant act that was just committed. It causes me to step back and look at life as it is being lived today. It reminds me that sin is at every corner and it speaks of the power of redemption which you didn’t highlight today but is present. Thank you for this story to remind us all of the power of lust and desire and how it can consume us.

    • Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
      Posted at 16:55h, 01 June

      You have given me the nest blog post topic Mary. Many thanks for coming by and sharing, do have a super blessed week!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 06:19h, 27 May

    This is SO true, my dear sister. Oh, my! In my years, I have seen much detriment and sadness brought about by the repercussions of this very thing. Many times, people do not consider how this will affect their children, even grand-children and others in their lives and circle. Those wounds turn into ugly scars that never completely go away. They leave behind the inability to trust another, needless fear and suspicion in future relationships, and inward insecurities that follow a person their entire life. I have often thought of David peering at Bathsheba on that rooftop and how I wish he would have just walked away! I feel so sorry for Uriah and how he was treated. David was very sneaky and even had him come home to make it convenient for Uriah to have relations with his wife, to make it appear that the baby was his own. But, Uriah remained faithful to his military post, and he wouldn’t go along with the plot, which, in turn, made David so desperate, he orchestrated Uriah’s murder. Oh, the wages of sin! One sin leads to another…and another…and another…and the ultimate wages of sin is death. That death starts in this life by killing what is good in one’s world and robbing the innocent, in the process. I really enjoyed your post, Ugochi. God is using you here. 🙂

    • Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
      Posted at 17:05h, 01 June

      It is hurtful Cheryl, I really wish he had walked away too. But we all have lessons to learn from his story.
      Many thanks for coming by and encouraging me here, I really do appreciate it.
      Have a super blessed week ahead!