About Uriah Ministries…

          Few stories contained within the scope of the Old Testament time frame move me with such verve as the account of the hero Uriah, and the character he displayed when confronted by a rebellious king, for not only did his actions encompass the very essence of honor, but they also testified to the very depths of the meaning of brotherhood. Brotherhood. It’s a word that inspires thought, and even more, in the hearts of true followers of Christ, inspires action. Brotherhood is a concept created by the Lord to bond us to one another as we travel this forsaken land, with a purpose to expand the Kingdom of Heaven, a duty that none should ever take lightly. Uriah’s actions have inspired many, including me, so here’s a quick recap of the life of Uriah.

          Uriah was a Hittite soldier in the army of King David, that had it all. He commanded everything from men to respect, and lived the life most men would dream of. Uriah was a part of David’s “mighty men”, an elite force of 37 of the best fighters in the Israeli army. His wife, Bathsheba, a woman possessing a very rare beauty, caught the eye of King David while bathing on her roof, and was immediately ordered to the king’s bedchamber where he commanded her to commit adultery- after which she became impregnated with King David’s child, and this is where the treachery began. David had Uriah brought from the front lines so that he might sleep with his wife and the adulterous nature of her pregnancy would be hidden by his visit home, but something wasn’t right. Uriah, a man that held the concept of honor and duty and brotherhood near and dear to his heart, refused to sleep with his wife while home. As a result David sent word to Joab and commanded that Uriah be placed on the front line where the fighting was fierce so that Uriah would fall in battle. Below is the account from II Samuel 11:6-16. Take note of Uriah’s response to David when asked why he wouldn’t lie with his wife in verse 11.

6. So David sent this word to Joab: “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent him to David.

7. When Uriah came to him, David asked him how Joab was, how the soldiers were and how the war was going.

8. Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him.

9. But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house.

10. David was told, “Uriah did not go home.” So he asked Uriah, “Haven’t you just come from a military campaign? Why didn’t you go home?”

11. Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!”

12. Then David said to him, “Stay here one more day, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13 At David’s invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master’s servants; he did not go home.

14. In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.

15. In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.”

16. So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were. 17 When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.

 

          This story has taught me a lot about brotherhood and about a code of honor amongst men, a code that has transformed my view of biblical brotherhood, as it pertains to the body of Christ. Many in our day and age use their faith as a weapon, not as a tool to uplift. These critics of the body, who label those who have a focus on grace and mercy and love as emergents and heretics, have forgotten the true concept and meaning of brotherhood, and have become a cancer to the body of Christ. Therefore I have created Uriah Ministries as a tool by which I hope to encourage others in the true concept of family, within the body of Christ. It is my prayer that the Lord will help this humble blog gain attention of believers amongst the www community and that someone, somewhere might be encouraged by the topics presented here.

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2 Responses to “About Uriah Ministries…”

  1. Beautiful words that only true faith can speak. I am looking forwards to reading more about you on your blog. Thanks for reading mine and God bless all work done in his name.

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