2 Samuel 11 – IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME
You have probably heard the expression about being “in the right place at the right time”. That happened to me in high school. A driver’s education instructor, walking behind me in the hall, was trying to recruit a person for a driving class the only period I had free to take the course. I turned around and volunteered to take the course. I was in the right place at the right time.
Unfortunately, there are other times in our lives when we are in “the wrong place at the wrong time.” Some have been falsely accused of wrong, simply because they were in the wrong place when something happened. There are occasions when we invite problems. because we voluntarily place ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Such was the case with King David.
HIS PRIORITIES WERE IN THE WRONG PLACE Vss. 1
David should have been out to war with his troops, instead of home relaxing.
HIS EYES WERE IN THE WRONG PLACE Vs. 2
When Bathsheba took her bath, David should have turned away, but instead he continued to watch. Psalm 101:3
HIS MOUTH WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE Vs. 3
He used his mouth to communicate a lustful demand that the woman be brought to him.
HIS BODY WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE Vss. 4-5
He committed adultery and Bathsheba became pregnant.
HIS MIND WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE Vss. 6-13
David tried to cover up his sin with Bathsheba, trying to get her husband to sleep with her, so he could be credited with the child.
God did not let that happen.
HIS HEART WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE Vss. 14-27
He planned the murder of Uriah under the guise of battle, and then took Uriah’s wife as his wife. His heart was not right with God.
For the outcome of all of this, see 1 Samuel 12 and Psalm 51.