In F.B. Meyer’s Daily Homily on 2 Samuel 13, he describes the chain reaction set off by David’s sin with Bathsheba as follows: “He had broken the peace of another’s home, and peace had quitted his home never to return. He had defiled the purity of Uriah’s wife, and the purity of his own daughter had been trampled underfoot. He had smitten Uriah, and now Absalom had murdered Amnon.”
In today’s lesson in 2 Samuel, we will be reminded that there is always an “after this” to the decisions we make in life. When we make the decision to sin, we set off a chain reaction that, almost always causes us and others harm.