The Worthless Battle

David knew when to let go. There is nothing as energy-draining as fighting against something or someone that one cannot change. Here, David committed an adulterous sin that resulted in a child, and he wanted to keep both the fruit of the evil and the mother. However, God is ahead of him. He alone knows how to sort out the matter because the blood of Uriah must be avenged. It would be wrong if David got away with his wrongdoing. Hence, the child must die for Uriah’s vindication. Once the baby was gone, everyone in the palace was afraid to inform David, who had been interceding to atone for his sin and for Jehovah to spare the child. Not this time. Fighting a battle already lost ahead is a worthless effort. They finally told him about the death of the child. To the amazement of those around him, David got up, freshened, ate his meal, and worshipped Jehovah. David was beautifully broken, but he realised life goes on despite not winning the anticipated battle. Which is worth it, to lose a lost combat or to accept the defeat, untie one’s cord, and move on?

Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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