What David Did: Wise Veggies

“One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, ‘Isn’t this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?’ ” (2 Samuel 11:2-3)

When someone told me the Veggie Tales team was doing a video for kids about the story of David and Bathsheba, I thought it must be a bad joke. Who wants their toddler learning about lust and adultery and murder from Bob and Larry?

whatdavid_350But the video is great, and I was happy to pop it in for my pre-schooler when he wanted to see it. Instead of taking a man’s wife and having him killed, King Larry takes Junior Asparagus’s beloved rubber ducky though he has hundreds of his own.

It’s not just sly. The VT version of the story gets that David’s sin started before he committed any of those terrible crimes. It started in David’s heart. He believed that A) what God had given to him was not enough and that B) he had the right to break the rules to get what God would not provide.

Think: Do you ever decide that what God has given to you right now in your life is not good enough? Are you ever willing to sin against God to get what you want in the wrong way since you can’t get it in the right way?

Pray: Ask God to help you to trust that He has given you everything you need right now in this moment. Then thank Him for as many of the good things in your life as you can think of.

Do: Make a quick list of three items: one pleasure, one possession, and one position you’d like to have right now. Are you willing to wait for God to provide those things for you in His timing — or would you take an opportunity to sin against God if you could have them right now?