Today's passage is somewhat ironic as we see David's descent into sin reflected against our Psalm 119 passage about obedience, possibly written by David himself.
As I said in yesterday's post, we are free to choose but we are not free from the consequences of our choice. In today's passage we see David choose some terrible, terrible things - deceit, adultery, and murder. And in tomorrow's passage we will see David come under conviction of his sin and truly repent, but we will also see that that forgiveness did not negate the consequences of his choice.
I think most of us would say confidently that there is no way we would commit adultery or murder. But I'm also sure that David would've said the same thing before this happened. We need to make sure that we never take pride in our own ability to avoid temptation, but to trust on God. We need to make sure we continue to immerse ourselves in the Word, be proactive in continuing to grow our relationship with God, and take a harsh view of our own sin - otherwise we too, can be in danger of doing something we never would have thought ourselves capable of doing.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5