Family of God, in the world we have tribulation, but thatâ€™s half of it. In the church, in the body of Christ, we also have tribulation! In fact, there is not a person here who is above persecuting another in this body. This occurs not simply on account of our sin, but get this, on account of righteousness!
And that is why 2 Samuel 11 is such a valuable text. This all-too familiar passage of Davidâ€™s sin with Bathsheba details much more than just Davidâ€™s sordid affair with Bathsheba; it describes the events surrounding the death of a good man, Uriah, the Hittite. This is the story of Davidâ€™s persecution and assassination of a man who loved him very much.
I want us to look at this text NOT just as ones who someday may be hurt by another in the body of Christ, BUT as ones who certainly will transgress against the body of Christ and so hurt the â€śGood Man.â€ť For this is the stage on which the events of Easter take place.