II Samuel 11:14-15
“In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die.””
The self centered adulterer becomes a murderer. He is so cold that he sends these instructions with Uriah, knowing that the loyal soldier would never even consider opening them.
What began with a lustful look has now expanded to include ordering the army commander to essentially murder one of his own men.
David’s adultery is not an ‘isolated sin’ but includes ongoing lying, devious plotting, bribery, misuse of power and now murder.
David’s future son, with this same woman, would write:
“He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself. He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.”
Three D’s from this proverb: