JC Ryle once said,
“Do nothing that you would not like God to see. Say nothing you would not like God to hear. Write nothing you would not like God to read. Go no place where you would not like God to find you. Read no book of which you would not like God to say, “Show it to Me.” Never spend your time in such a way that you would not like to have God say, “What are you doing?”
David never imagined the massive tsunami of destruction would come from one small ripple. In fact, most of us, when we are tempted with sin, never imagine that our sin could be so destructive. We often think that it’ll never happen to us. Even though David repented of his sin, God did not remove the consequences of his sin. David reaped abundantly. Never underestimate the ripple effect of your sin.