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Scriptures: 2 Samuel 11, Deuteronomy 17:16-17, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Timothy 2:22, 2 Peter 1:4
Nixon had Watergate, Clinton had Monica Lewinsky and David had his Bathsheba-gate. All of these men entered "The Spin Zone". If you were to ask the average person, "What do you remember most about King David?" Children would quickly answer, "Goliath." Adults would quickly answer, "Bathsheba." These were the two greatest moments in the life and rein of King David. Goliath reminds us of David's greatest victory; Bathsheba reminds us of David's greatest defeat.
"The Bible teaches us that in times of temptation, there is only one thing to do--run! Remember this: When you are tempted to do wrong, if you fight you lose. If you run, you win." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: David, kings, Old Testament, leader, scandal, sin, flee, immorality, lust
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.