“Praise the Lord, who is my rock, He trains my hands for war and gives my
fingers skill for battle.” Psalm 144:1
CHAPTER TEN - (AT THE HOMEFRONT)
“Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; Love vaunteth not itself, is not
puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemingly, seeketh not its own, is not
provoked, taketh not account of evil.” 1Corinthians 13:4, 5
Trouble at home? Are you feeling like you are not much of a Christian? I am here to tell you that you are not alone! You are not the only person that has experienced what you are going through, and like them you will make it through! Oh how the devil likes to hit us at home! Home is a fortress, it is a place of refuge for most of us. Home is the place that we go at the end of a hard work day and expect to be embraced by love and family and a warm smile! Yet what is a home to us if that home is filled with chaos and pain? We will be taking a look into this matter starting with the troubles that King David had at home. We pick up on this in 2Samuel chapter 12. Here we will find a Father’s love torn from within, a Kings household under duress, and here we will see the consequences of sin when it hits home, and a King that presses forward through it all, still managing from day unto day to keep things in order. King David was not a stranger to hard times, he had many battles with many enemies, and he fled from many attempts on his life by King Saul and his fits of jealous rage! So trouble was not new to him, but trouble at home was!
David is known as a man after God’s own heart so how is it that David is found in such a terrible place in his life? Starting with chapter twelve of 2Samuel we see the beginning of some severe consequences handed out unto David for his earlier sins of taking another man’s wife (Bathsheba) and entering into an adulterous affair with her. To make matters worse David decides to have Uriah, Bathsheba’s current husband put to death in order to cover his sin! 2Samuel 11:1-17
EXCERPT FROM SKILL FOR THE BATTLE!