Scripture Reading: 2Sam 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
Reflections: Blasphemy is when people talk disrespectfully about God. It can be caused by the bad behaviour of those who claim to believe in God. The story of David and Bathsheba illustrates this point. David had an affair with Bathsheba, who was married to Uriah. When Bathsheba became pregnant, David arranged for Uriah to be killed and then married Bathsheba. The prophet Nathan told David that his actions had given people a reason to blaspheme God. How you conduct your life is significant, as it can lead others to either praise or blaspheme God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me uphold life standards that inspire others to glorify you.
Confession: I uphold life standards that inspire others to glorify God.