Bathsheba, Uriah’s Wife
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2 Samuel 11:1-17, 2 Samuel 11:26-27, 2 Samuel 12:1-25, 1 Kings 1:11-31
Start each day by reading the passages listed above. Then use the summary and reflection provided here to guide discussion around the daily reading.
Uriah’s wife refers to Bathsheba, a Hittite woman who was the wife of one of King David’s most trusted warriors. After King David committed sexual sin against Bathsheba and she became pregnant, David had her husband Uriah killed in an attempt to cover up his own actions. Bathsheba became one of David’s wives and gave birth to Solomon. She later persuaded David to make Solomon king, even though Solomon was not the oldest son.
Where do you see God’s presence through Bathsheba’s story?