The Traveler: Stranger, Thief and Murderer: 2 Samuel 12
“Now a traveller came…” -2 Samuel 12:4
This message looks and the story of David and Bathsheba and the consequences of sin and mercy intertwined in the purposes of God.
The traveller or wayfaring man was, as bishop Patrick explains it from the Jewish writers, the evil imagination, disposition, or desire, which came into David’s heart, which he might have satisfied with some of his own, yet nothing would serve but Uriah’s darling. They observe that this evil disposition is called a traveller, for in the beginning it is only so, but, in time, it becomes a guest, and, in conclusion, is master of the house.