- TRANSGRESSION [Heb. Pashah]–A transgression is a violation of the law. It is stepping across the line. When you see a sign that reads, “Don’t walk on the grass,” and you go ahead and walk on the grass, that is transgression. It is an act of rebellion. I firmly believe that both David and Bathsheba were transgressors. She knew the kings habits and she knew he could see her from his roof top patio. She did not have to bath in the open. She intended to be seen. Women are always ahead of men, always. The average man will not make any advance on a female unless he get vibes. I’m not talking about a rapist which David was not: I am talking about the average man. Most women are not going to confess this openly because they think they have their husband duped and in most cases they do. I believe Bathsheba knew exactly what she was doing. There is no doubt that David knew that he was doing wrong but like a wild animal, he acted on instinct instead of conviction. He knew all along that he was sinning against God.
- INIQUITY [Heb. awon]–Iniquity is an I word for sin; it means to pervert or twisted. In the beginning, all things were good: art, music, sex, etc. but the devil along with our help has twisted and perverted these things that were intended for good. Pornography is not art but if you visit the National Endowment of Arts, you will see more porn than art.
- SIN [Heb. Hataa]–Means to miss the mark, to come short of the target. It is an archery term. The arrow comes short of the bull’s eyes because the archer has a lack of strength or a bad aim or both. In other words, we don’t measure up to God’s standards which we see in Christ.
- DECEIT [AV ‘Guile, Heb. remiya]–Means deception as in self-deception or satanic deception. I’m not sure anyone would sin if they understood the consequences clearly or if they could see the true nature of sin itself. David certainly did not see Bathsheba as an hideous snake, he saw a beautiful woman and the PLEASURE she could bring him. Of course from Bathsheba’s standpoint, David was the snake but all she saw was power, wealth and security. The bottom line is: Satan lures us into sin by deceiving us about it’s intent and nature. If David had seen in advance, that this roll in the hay would cost him three sons, surely he would have restrained himself for the sake of his family. Its the devil’s ability to make sin appear attractive that lures us into his traps. A bass will strike a hook but only because the hook is hidden in the lure. The fish doesn’t see the hook, it sees lunch.
Day three of the stomach bug. I am better but the bug is still there, I can feel it. I have not been able to eat as much as normal but this is not the kind of diet I intended. Every time I try to eat, I get the stomach ache. I think it will get better today.