Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The evil brought about by the seared conscience.

Wednesday, August 15, 2001

The Jewish officer code demanded that Jewish officers refrain from copulation during a campaign.

David is trying desperately to cover up his own sinfulness and evil brought about by his own seared conscience.

There was his sexual arrogance, and David is still not satisfied and content sexually.

There is conspiratorial arrogance, and Davids conspiratorial plans are being frustrated and that makes David even more miserable.

David was never a murderer; he spared the life of king Saul many times when he had the opportunity to kill him.

The ark represented the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ and the principle that Jesus Christ controls history.

Uriah was not only a great soldier but he maintained his integrity and remained professional even when the king tried to make him reject the officers code.

Uriahs strict adherence to the officers code is a rebuke to David who has violated the officers code.

PRO 9:7-8He who corrects a scoffer will get dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked person gets insults for himself. Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you, Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.”

The conscience that has been defiled produces degeneracy of the soul, so David is indifferent to the very military honor code which he originated for his officers.

chaj = the importance of the relationship between ones lifestyle and ones system of thinking.

chajjekha jeche = a Hebrew idiom meaning that there is a relationship between your lifestyle and how you think.

He is now violating the spiritual code of the Mosaic Law, (Codex 2) Bible doctrine, and the military honor code of the Mosaic Law (Codex 3).

stay here Qal imperative jashab another command to stay or remain in Jerusalem for another 24 hours.

David realizes now that Uriah has great integrity, and that he is incorruptible while sober.

PRO 20:1Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.”

David reasons that a person who is incorruptible while sober can be corrupted once hes had a lot to drink; perhaps this also happened experientially to David.

Alcohol in moderation is permissible, but alcohol in the sense of drunkenness is forbidden.

The presence of large amounts of alcohol in the body changes the character and the personality of the drinker.

Alcohol is a depressant which lowers inhibitions, dulls reflexes, destroys common sense, hampers good judgment and stimulates mental attitude sins.

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