In the matter of Uriah

“Because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” 1 Kings 15.5

David was not only a reference of a great warrior, but above all, he was someone that had a perfect heart before God.

Obedience to the Word of the Almighty causes us to have this perfect heart.

God always referred to David as “My servant”. However, the Most High did not allow his mistake to go unnoticed.

Instead of going to war, David decided to stay in Jerusalem.

While walking through his terrace, he saw a woman bathing. Though he knew she was married, he still slept with her.

Soon after, he sent her husband Uriah to the forefront of a battle, where he should have also been, and left him alone to be wounded and killed.

If David went to war, as he usually did, none of this would have happened, and he would not have been left with this mark.

What we learn from “the matter of Uriah” is that we cannot stop to rest. We must remain at war 24 hours a day.

There are plenty of reasons for this!

We must be vigilant; this is, remain alert, be wise and never enter into a spiritual rest.

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