DO NOT BE DECEIVED, GOD IS NOT MOCKED, FOR WHATEVER A MAN SOWS, THAT HE WILL ALSO REAP. - (Galatians 6:7
God has decreed certain laws to govern the physical world, such as gravity, inertia, and relativity. These laws will not bend, break, or buckle. The same holds true in the spiritual world. Certain spiritual laws will always remain constant and consistent, such as the law of sowing and reaping. Absolutely no one is exempt from this law, not even King David.
The Bible tells us that as he was looking over the city from his palace one evening, he noticed a woman taking a bath. A quick inquiry confirmed that the woman was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, a soldier serving in the king’s army. Inflamed with lust, David had her brought to the palace and committed adultery with her. Then David went on with his life . . until Bathsheba shared that she was pregnant (2 Samuel 11:1-5).
In an attempt to cover his tracks, David arranged for her husband to return from battle so he would sleep with his wife. When Uriah wouldn’t do it, David sent him back to the battlefront with a set of secret orders to engage the enemy and pull back from Uriah so the enemy could easily pick him off. Everything went according to plan. Uriah was killed and David married Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:6-27).
Everything seemed fine at first, but by sowing these sins, David would soon reap God’s rebuke. The Lord sent the prophet Nathan to confront and call David to repentance (2 Samuel 12:11).
David wasn’t exempt and neither are we. We need to put down whatever sins we’re entertaining in our private lives. If we don’t, we’re sure to suffer the consequences according to the spiritual law of sowing and reaping. " Think of what God's laws are of sowing and reaping."
How will you use David’s mistake to your advantage?