The Root of the Problem: Chapter 12 – Not Filling Our Lives with Good Things (Excerpt)

The Root of the Problem (cover)We are familiar with David’s notorious sin with Bathsheba. He saw this woman bathing, inquired about her, invited her to him, committed adultery, and in order to cover up the pregnancy that resulted, he had her husband killed in battle and he took her as his wife. David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). How did he ever get on the path that would lead to this? Notice what the text says:

“Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem” (2 Samuel 11:1).

Where should David have been? At the battlefield leading his army. This was one of the reasons why the Israelites wanted a king in the first place (1 Samuel 8:20). But where was David instead? He was at home in Jerusalem. While there, away from his duties, he had to find some way to fill his time. This opened the door to sin.

You can read more about avoiding sin by filling our lives with good things in The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!