The Affair: Why by Dr. Ed Young


II Samuel 11:4-5

We're into II Samuel, chapter number 11. II Samuel 11, reading verse


2 Now when evening came David arose from his bed and
walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from
the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was
very beautiful in appearance.

3 So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one
said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam,
the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

4 And David sent messengers and took her, and when she
came to him, he lay with her;...

Let's pray together. Our heavenly Father, we ask for a sense of rever-

ence in this place. May there indeed be a holy hush as we anticipate the

pronouncement of Thy truth through word and through proclamation. Still

us, Father, and make us sensitive to the leadership of Thy Spirit. We

pray that the verbage used will be effective and blessed by Thee. Let me

get out of the way so that Thy word, and Thy holy and divine message

might not only be heard, but may it be received, and understood, and

applied right where we live. For we make this prayer in the strong, holy

name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Amen.

Our scripture briefly but dramatically gives an account of David and
Bathsheba's affair. Affair sounds better than adultery, but it never
waters down the brutal truth.
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As we think about King David, we have to ask the question, why? 7 whys.
Nump-rous concubines, why an affair with this woman? It doesn't make
sense. In fact, that's the answer we usually receive. I have dealt
literally with hundreds of individuals who have had an affair. And so
many times, the guilty party and the innocent party can give n ...

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