“Do Not Cover Up” By Kirk Hunt
And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.”
2 Samuel 11:5 NKJV
The conception should have been happy news. Instead, Bathsheba’s baby-to-be was the ultimate evidence of adultery. David, the man after God’s own heart, engaged in a cover up.
We cannot know what motivated David as he tried to cover up his sin. Clearly, he wanted to avoid the truth coming out. Instead, the sin count grew, and others were drawn into a growing web of lies and deceit that grew into murder.
Of course, the best route is to not become caught up in sin. I understand how easy it is to give that kind of advice. Unfortunately, I am very aware of how difficult it is to live that out. Worse, I understand too well the temptation to sin “just a little more” to keep it under wraps. Scripture, and recent history, are very clear about the outcome of a cover up.
The correct solution requires confession then repentance. David, a beloved and wealthy king, could not avoid the consequences of his sin. David’s sin was exposed before his nation. David was convicted before God. And Uriah, and the baby, paid the price for David’s sin and error.
God is a forgiving God. He will forgive you. Confess and repent sooner, rather than later.
Think: The first instinct of a sinner is to cover up the sin.
Pray: “Lord, help me to confess and repent of my sin.”
Copyright © October 2015, Kirk Hunt
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