Pastor Mark's Weekly Blog

A Bloodline of Grace: Bathsheba


This Sunday we continue our series through Matthews genealogy of Jesus. We will take a step back for a moment to look at the structure and whole of the genealogy. And then focus on the mention of King David and the wife of Uriah in Matthew 1:6. We have been focusing on the women mentioned in the genealogy. However, this mention of Uriah’s wife (Bathsheba) leads us to 2 Samuel 11 where David’s decisions take center stage.

Please read 2 Samuel 11 and reflect on these questions: Where does David’s path to sin begin? (2 Sam. 11:1-2) As the story progresses, David moves from one bad decision to another. How does David sin against God, Uriah, and Bathsheba? (Take a look at the 10 commandments in Exodus 20:1-17. How many commands does David break in this single chapter?) David is referred in Scripture as being a ‘man after God’s own heart.’ Really? What message could Matthew have by placing David in prominence in the genealogy and highlighting David’s sin? If you are interested in reading more about David, his actions, and more about Bathsheba, take a look at 2 Samuel 12, 1 Kings 1-2, and Psalm 51. See you Sunday!

(Also: Don’t miss our hike to the star this coming Saturday. We will meet at church at 6:00pm for a short commute and hike to the lit star a little ways up Flagstaff Road.)

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