Own your choices!
I think I say this at least a dozen times a day to my kiddos (ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but…only slight! 🤓).
Seriously though, David, who had seen God move, who was so aware of God’s favor…yeah, he sinned…no biggie (in the big picture)…he saw her, he lusted, he acted, he suddenly was a baby daddy…and she wasn’t his betrothed! …that’s a whole lotta sin…but when did things really go south? Yeah, you guessed it, when he started scheming on a way to cover up his sin, instead of just owning it! First, he invited her hubby back for a conjugal visit…but dude wasn’t interested…so then he partied with him trying to get him liquored up…dude still wasn’t interested…fine…lets go for plan, I don’t know, D at this point…send him into battle…get him killed…
Can you imagine what was going through David’s mind through all of this? How many plans did he have before he thought, “yeah, that’s the one!” ? And then they all failed…so instead of just owning his choice, his actions, which probably would’ve resulted in the loss of a friend and some secular status, he continued to try and cover his rear…and where did that get him? Friend – gone, girl – grieved…and probably afraid of him, son – sick…God – pretty disgusted, because, you see, God sees your heart, He knows everything…and He knew how many times David had the chance to just own it!
God doesn’t expect perfection…. He just wants me to own my choice!