Bathsheba

The old saying that it takes two to tango, has always had sexual overtones. Such was the case with David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11). Often David is vilified and Bathsheba is excused for committing adultery. But if you read the genealogies of Matthew chapter one, you will see that she wasn’t even given the honor of having her name mentioned. Rahab the harlot was, but not Bathsheba. She is referred to as “her who had been the wife of Uriah.”
Had she walked in the fear of the Lord she perhaps would have said to David, “I will not do this thing and sin against God. I will not cause my king to commit this sin. I would rather die.” Instead, her supposed consent led to the death of her beloved husband and the fall of the King.
Perhaps it was innocence that caused her to bathe in a place where David could see her. While I don’t think women should wear a full covering, it’s wise for them to be modest, and remember that there are a million thoughtless moths out there who will be drawn to the flame.
— Ray Comfort

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