2 Samuel 11:1-4 When I was younger, I didn’t have much trouble paying attention to things. I could play video games for hours and even pay attention in my classes at school. For some reason, though, as I got older, my attention span went away. Now, I find myself struggling to read a book without my mind wandering in a hundred different directions. If I have to listen to a speech, I find myself fidgeting and watching the clock. The older I get, the more easily that I can get distracted. If I’m not careful, I can get distracted from things that are much more important than paying attention during a speech or reading a book that’s a tad bit boring. In life, there are thousands of things all around us that seek to grab our attention and distract us from the things that are the most important in our life. There are things that seek to take my attention away from God, my wife, my work, and other things that are really important to me. In the moment, I become more worried about the random thing that has caught my eye at the moment than I am with something that’s actually important to me. God gave us the example of David to show us that we need to stay focused and not allow distractions to derail our lives. Because of David’s sin with Bathsheba, he experienced incredible heartbreak and turmoil. Don’t allow things to distract you from what’s important and cause you to sin. Do what David didn’t and focus on what matters the most in your life. // TWO-A-DAYS // GO A LITTLE FARTHER WITH YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS // Go through these questions with your spouse, kids, or friend, or you can even journal about the answers to these questions:

  1. What was the best part of your day?
  2. What was the toughest part of your day?
  3. Where did you mess up today?
  4. Where did you see God today?
Reflect: At what point do you think David first crossed the line and sinned? How does that apply to how you should handle temptation to sin in your own life? Pray: Talk to God today about some of the temptations you have to sin in your life. Ask Him to help you avoid temptation and have the strength to overcome it when you face it. READ THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT: Today’s Reading: Matthew 15]]>