II Samuel 11:3-4
“The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” Then David sent messengers to get her.
The king asked and got his answer. This beauty that caught his attention had a name. God’s Word makes sure to record that she was married to a soldier and she was ‘somebody’s daughter’.
David did more than admire this beauty from a distance, he lusted like a 21st century man might do in a crowd or even via a smart phone or computer. His unchecked lust and position of power merged and he took action.
The fact that this woman was a fellow Israelite, a wife of a warrior and a daughter of another man was not enough to slow down his lust. He wanted what he wanted what he wanted.
This is not the action of a good man, never mind a man after God’s own heart.
David chose not to see Bathsheba as someone’s wife, as somebody’s daughter and as an image bearer of Almighty God but rather as something to be used and then sent home.
II Samuel 11:4
“Then she returned home”.
Dear God, give me grace today to see women as made in Your likeness, created for Your Glory and Honor, with infinite value and worth and as wives and mothers and daughters
In Jesus Name, Amen.