The Case of the Open Window Shade

Artwork for David: A Man of Passion and Destiny

Those of us looking at David's life may use different words to say the same thing about his fatal experience with Bathsheba. We might call it the most distressing episode of David's life; some will see it as an exceedingly dark day; others will lament how the mighty have fallen. However we describe it, the encounter with Bathsheba and subsequent acts of sin stand as a never-to-be-forgotten illustration of the New Testament warning: “Therefore let him who think he stands take heed that he does not fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12).