Another nugget I found very important in the reading today was in the reading of David’s mighty men. In chapters 10 and 11 we see the list of David’s mighty warriors. In the middle of the list we see the name Uriah the Hittite. This name should jump out at us every time we read it, because it does for me. Do you remember where else we see Uriah at? Uriah is the husband of Bathsheba, whom David gets killed because of his sin. Uriah was a good, valiant, courageous, God honoring man. And Uriah pays a price for the sin of David. Reading the name Uriah always makes me think of who my sin effects. See when we sin, it is never in private alone with no consequences. Someone other than us always pays the price for our sin. For me, people that pay the price for my sin are usually; my wife, my kids, my extended family, my close friends, my other friends, my neighbors, my church family, even people I do not even know. Sin is this impactful. David sinned and Uriah died. Uriah is a good man yet he dies.
Who is dying because of your sin?
Who is dying because of your partial obedience?