Uriah the Hittite
Who is this guy?
1. He was a Hittite.
The Hittites were a tribe of Canaanites
Children of Heth, 2nd son of Canaan, descendant of Ham
Canaan was cursed to be a slave because Ham saw the nakedness of his father. Gen. 9:20≠27; is there a connection to the Hittites being slaves??? Exodus 34:7; Jeremiah 12:18
Were left in the land to "test" Israel. Judges 2:20-23
2. He was numbered among David's 37 "Mighty man" 2 Samuel 23:8-ff
How do you get to be one?
Valor in combat
Doer of great deeds
Who is this guy?! 2 Samuel 11
Husband of Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 11:3
Killed for all the wrong reasons. 2 Samuel 11:6-21
For being a Men of Honor, not going down to his wife, carried the note that got him killed
A keen sense of right and wrong; adherence to action or principles considered right; Integrity
For being a Man of Integrity
The quality or state of being of sound moral principles; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity.
For being a Man of Character
Character is who you are when no one Is looking
The real reason for his death: To cover up Davidís sin, which came out anyway!
How could his death have been avoided?
David should have been on the battlefield! We must know what is good to do! And DO IT!!!
James 4:17; Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesnít do it, sins.
Avoid persons, places and things that could lead us to sin. You KNOW the ones!
We must master sin.
Genesis 4:7; If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door it desires to have you, but you must master it.
How can we master sin?
We must see sin for what it is. That means we must know what it is thru study of the Truth!
Pray for strength that only GOD can give us. Hebrews 4:14-16; Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold Firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need
Ask for help from our brothers and sisters in Christ. Find someone to be accountable to. Ecclesiastes 4:12; Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Who was this guy?!!!
He was a Paladin, a Heroic Champion, a Knight of GOD, an example to all of us!
My challenge to you is to become Knights of GOD! Ephesians 6:10-20