STAYING ON THE RIGHT ROAD

Staying on the right road

2 Samuel 11:1-5 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. 2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 3 And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. 5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.”

David as king was supposed to go forth into battle but he is home sleeping in bed until evening. He is not doing his assignment and is geographically out of line with where God’s will was for him to be. This put him where he shouldn’t have gone at this time which is upon the roof of the kings house which leads to him looking at what he shouldn’t look at (Bathsheba – another man’s wife bathing). This in turn led him to doing what he shouldn’t do which is commit adultery. After that he sets Bathsheba’s husband up to be killed in battle. Sin always compounds itself. No one should expect right results while traveling on a wrong road. Right results come from right living and that means godly living.

WRONG LIVING:
PUTS YOU ON THE WRONG ROAD;
EXPOSES YOU TO THE WRONG RELATIONSHIPS; AND
LEADS TO THE WRONG RESULTS.

The opposite is also true.

RIGHT LIVING:
PUTS YOU ON THE RIGHT ROAD;
EXPOSES YOU TO THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS; AND
PRODUCES RIGHT RESULTS!

“… Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come 1 Timothy 4:8.” It pays to live right and the choice is ours!

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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