Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Swiftness of Sin

Recently, as I read through 2 Samuel I noticed a unique literary style that emphasized the meaning of the text by its presentation. Notice in the following passage how fast sin overcame him:

“…Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, ‘Is this not Bathesheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?’ David sent messengers and took her; and when she came to him, he lay with her, and when she had purified herself from her uncleanness, she returned to her house. The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, ‘I am pregnant.’…”

In four verses, sin has taken David captive. Many things enter through the senses (mainly our eyes) and from there all sorts of evil can erupt. So, be careful what you see, hear, touch, and smell…sin may be around the corner.