Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ladies Wednesday Night Bible Study Lesson 2 - Bathsheba

Read the whole chapter of 2 Samuel 11.   Write down everything that you gather from each person and circumstance in this account.   Before you begin I want to give you a little background on the roof top bathing. 
                “…She was purifying from her uncleanness; this clause is added in a parenthesis, partly to show the reason of her washing herself, which was not for health and pleasure, and to cool herself in a hot day, but to purify herself from her menstruous pollution, according to the law in Leviticus 15:19;”  Gill’s Commentary
This is not just his opinion, but many scholar’s opinion on the subject.  Bathsheba was still very much in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it gives a little insight.

Eliam (Bathsheba’s Father) – 2 Samuel 23:8,34 
What was Eliam?

Uriah the Hittite (Bathsheba’s Husband)– 1 Chronicles 11:26, 41 and 2 Samuel 23:39. 
What was Uriah?  It is interesting to note that both Eliam and Uriah were in the King’s guard at the same time. 

David (King and husband after Uriah) and Solomon (Son of Bathsheba and David) –2 Samuel 12:24, 1 Kings 1, 1 Kings 4:29-30, Matthew 1:6.

After reading who she was in regards to her relatives and circumstances give a summary of Bathsheba.

How does God use us despite our circumstances and sin?

What are some things that we can learn from Bathsheba that relate to 2015?  How should we safeguard ourselves from situations like this?   What other application can we gather from the life of Bathsheba?

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