King David had at least two wives, Michal & Abigail when he took Bathsheba. More tinyurl.com/bj59pax2
Beware of the Least Likely Temptation
1 Kings 2:28; 2 Samuel 11:2, 11-12
4-19-21, Archives of Oswald Chambers -- Joab withstood the greatest test of his life, remaining absolutely loyal to King David by not turning to follow after the fascinating and ambitious son of David, Absalom. Yet toward the end of his life he turned to follow after the cowardly Adonijah.
We must always remain alert to the fact that where one person has turned back is exactly where anyone may be tempted to turn back against God (see 1 Corinthians 10:11-13). We may have just victoriously gone through a great crisis, but now when things appear to be the least likely to tempt us; beware. Thinking that the areas of our life where we have experienced victory in the past are now the least likely to cause us to stumble and fall in the future ... they may!
We are apt to say, “It is not at all likely that - that sin of ______ will cause me to stumble!”
We must not try to predict where the temptation will come; it's the least likely thing that is the real danger. If we're not careful; they'll trip us up! We have to remain true to God especially under great and intense trials — being aware of the potential for undercurrent. Staying alert keep our memory sharp before God.
Unguarded strength is actually a double weakness, because that is where the least likely temptations will be effective.
Heroes of the Bible often stumbled over their strong points, never their weak ones.
“…kept by the power of God…”— that is the only safety. 1 Peter 1:5
GOD'S STRONG DELUSION
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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