Think before you act.

2 Sam 11, is the story of David and Bathsheba.  This was the event that caused the greatest failure of David’s life.  His affair with Bathsheba was adultery and it led to many sorrow.  David tried to cover this lie up by bringing Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband back home to sleep with his wife.  When he failed, David ordered Joab, his general to put Uriah at the front line in the seige at Rabbah.  Uriah was killed and his blood was on David’s hand.  After Uriah.s death David took Bathsheba as his wife.  The cost of this sin was the death of the child born to David and Bathsheba,  The second cnsequence of this event was the sword never left David’s house.  In short this meant that David had all kinds of family trouble.  Galatians puts it this way, "whatever you sow, you will reap."  Once a young man came to my office and we talked about this very same thing.  We discussed how that God forgives our sins but sometimes consequences come with that sin.  This is something that a person has to accept.  Please realize this before you act, think about the consequences that may come with your actions, it could save you a pile of problems.  There is of course, one positive that came out of the union of David and Bathsheba.  After David repented, God gave them a child and his name was Solomon, the next king of Israel.  Remember, this is not the end of any story.  Our scripture today are Gal 6:8, 1 John 1:9, 2 Cor 5:17, John 3:16-17, Rom 8:1.